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  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.

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Otis College Presents LTL "Design Trajectory" Lecture

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

OTIS COLLEGE PRESENTS A LECTURE ON INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE BY LEWIS.TSURUMAKI.LEWIS

Principals of Award-winning Architecture Firm and the
Otis 2009 Donghia Designers-in-Residence Speak at MOCA

WHO: The principals of New York-based architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are the 2009 Donghia Designers-in-Residence at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.


LTL is an innovative, award-winning architecture partnership founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis. LTL Architects received the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. In addition, LTL was included in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt and was selected in December 2000 by Architectural Record as one of ten firms representing a “Vanguard in Contemporary Architecture.”


Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis are co-authors of two books, the monograph Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).


WHAT: Otis College presents a lecture on interior architecture by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. This lecture was made possible through a generous donation from The Angelo Donghia Foundation, and organized by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design, with Linda Pollari, Chair.


The partnership between Otis and the Angelo Donghia Foundation began in 2008 with the first Donghia Designer-in-Residence award presented to Eva L. Maddox of Perkins + Will | Eva Maddox Branded Environments™. The program’s goal is to introduce internationally renowned and award-winning design professionals to Otis students and the greater Los Angeles interior design community. The Donghia Designer-in-Residence awardees, selected for their contemporary and innovative work, are principals of their firm or senior designers in a large firm who are committed to teaching future designers.


WHEN: Thursday, September 24
Lecture: 7:00pm Reception: 8:30pm


WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012


The lecture is free and open to the public. Additional information available at http://archive.otis.edu/calendar or by calling 310 665-6867.


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PRESS CONTACT: Sheri Mobley (323) 668-0874 smobley@mobleymarketing.com


About Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL): LTL actively pursues a diverse range of work, from large-scale academic and cultural buildings to interior architecture to competitions. LTL's approach is to realize inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials. The firm's work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally. LTL has successfully designed and managed large-scale institutional building projects while achieving a high level of design excellence. In the fall of 2004, LTL completed Bornhuetter Hall, a 48,000 square ft. residence hall for the College of Wooster. Most recently, the firm has completed the design phase for Arthouse at the Jones Center, a contemporary arts center in Austin, Texas scheduled for construction in 2009. Other built work includes offices for New York University's Strategic Assessment, Planning and Design Department and a renovation of the public spaces at Brown University's BioMedical Center. A 5,500 square ft housing complex for New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development was completed in April 2007. Awardwinning restaurant designs in New York City include Xing Restaurant, Lozoo Restaurant, Fluff Bakery, Dash Dogs and Tides Restaurant. The firm actively engages sustainable practices and has produced the acclaimed exhibition designs for The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design at the National Building Museum and Ten Shades of Green, commissioned by the Architectural League of New York.

About The Angelo Donghia Foundation: Angelo Donghia created The Angelo Donghia Foundation, Inc., in January 2001 to help educate, encourage and inspire future designers. This not-for-profit foundation provides support for two distinct areas: the advancement of education in interior design; and the discovery of causes and methods of treatment for AIDS and its related diseases.

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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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