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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Jeunes Talents Exhibition

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

FRENCH CITIES AS VIEWED BY LOCAL ARTISTS: Accomplished Students from Otis Depict Modern France Through Photography
Jeunes Talents

Jeunes Talents 2009 Exhibition Opens March 27 in West Hollywood

WHAT: Eight talented art students were invited to spend ten days in four vibrant French cities –Biarritz, Lyon, Montpellier and Antibes.  Two of the students chosen are from Otis.  Amanda Keller Konya and Tasha Moore are both Master of Fine Art candidates at Otis. 

Based on their experiences in France, the young artists were asked to produce a series of photographs representing their feelings and personal understanding of the regions that they visited. Their best work will be displayed in West Hollywood at a group exhibition titled, Jeunes Talents (or “Young Talents”) 2009.

WHO: A joint initiative of Maison de la France and the French Cultural Services in Los Angeles, with participation by three Los Angeles-area art colleges: Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Otis College of Art and Design, in addition to Loyola University, New Orleans. Sponsorship provided by Air Tahiti Nui, Rail Europe and FLAX, France Los Angeles Exchange.

WHERE: Louis Stern Fine Arts, 9002 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069  

WHEN: Jeunes Talents opens to the general public on Friday, March 27 and runs through April 11, 2009.  Gallery hours
Tuesday - Friday, 
10:00am -  6:00pm;
 Saturday
 11:00am - 5:00pm.  (A VIP and press opening is set for Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 8pm.)

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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