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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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Otis College of Art and Design Showcases New Talent at MFA Open Studios April 13, 2014

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos 310-665-6857 jaxtell@otis.edu

Otis College of Art and Design will showcase work by emerging talent in Graduate Fine Art and Public Practice at its annual Open Studios April 13, from 2-5 pm in Culver City.
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Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Open Studios

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Otis College of Art and Design will showcase work by emerging talent in Graduate Fine Art and Public Practice at the annual Open Studios, open to the public on April 13, 2014, from 2-5 pm at 10455 Jefferson Boulevard in Culver City. More than thirty students will exhibit their work in individual studios, project spaces and group galleries. The 2014 Otis/Sandberg residency exchange fellow, Lithuanian artist Jurgis Paskevicius, and French visiting artist Laure Vigna will show their work.

Participating MFA students in Fine Arts and Public Practice: Victor Albarracin, Kristy Baltezore, Bryan Bankston, Lili Bernard, Claudia Borgna, Estephany Campos, Sean Cully, Andrew K. Currey, Janet E. Dandridge, Jamie Grace Dabis, David Del Francia, Daniel French, Noé Gaytån, Marcela Gottardo, Nicola Goode, Nathan Bulick, Tonya Ingram, Marissa Johnen, Tracee Johnson, Soo Yun Jun, Dahee (Angie) Kim, Katie Loughmiller, Allison McGrew, Mario Mesquita, Melany Meza-Dierks, Jurgis Paskevicius, Allison Peck, Sweet Samson, Yasmin Than, Delia Perez-Salinas Tijerina, Laure Vigna, Rachel Wolfe, and Carol Zou.

Otis College of Art and Design’s graduate studios are located in Culver City, Los Angeles’ premier arts district. The space at 10455 Jefferson Boulevard includes artists’ studios, administrative offices, a computer lab, and two large public spaces, which host artists in residence, public exhibitions and lectures, and open studio events. The Culver City Art District boasts over 30 galleries exhibiting new and distinguished artists.

Public Practice, under the leadership of Suzanne Lacy, renowned artist, educator, theorist of socially engaged public art and author, prepares students to re-invent traditional media-specific ways of thinking about art making. Los Angeles - global center of public practices by artists and collaborative groups - is its dynamic setting. Students engage this vast human and spatial geography as emerging professionals. Entering students design a unique educational plan to fit their interests, in both community and studio contexts. Public practice - also called participatory art, community art, public art, situational art or social sculpture - consists of a variety of media including video, performance, drawing, photography, sculpture and web-based projects.

Graduate Fine Arts students develop a personal vision that has been filtered through history, gender, sexuality, culture, and politics. Graduate Fine Arts students acquire the necessary technical and theoretical resources to develop an understanding of the demands of a professional practice. The program promotes strong interaction and critical dialogue among all participants, encouraging students to converse in the language of art. Students produce work that reflects their ideas, needs and ambitions, as well as the challenges of the artistic environment and contemporary issues and concerns. Among MFA alumni are Alison Saar, Masami Teraoka, Kent Twitchell, and Bruce Yonemoto.

EVENT DETAILS 
Otis Graduate Open Studios 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 2pm - 5pm 
10455 Jefferson Boulevard 
Culver City, CA 90232

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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