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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs & Organizations

 

Under the Baobab Tree

Organization dedicated to the retention of students of African and Latin descent at Otis College of Art and Design. Contact - Dr. Carol Branch at ananse@otis.edu

Identity—Otis Gay Straight Alliance

An organization designed to promote awareness and educate the Otis community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and alternative sex and gender cultures. The group encourages acceptance, tolerance and self-pride within the Otis Community. Contact - Molly at mwomack@student.otis.edu

Otis Christian Club (OCC)

Otis Christian Club focuses on joining students together to create an intimate relationship with God and getting closer to God through Worship. The membership is open to all students regardless of nationality, religion, and various cultures. Contact - Eden at edensunminpark@gmail.com

Improv Club

The purpose of this organization will be to practice improvisational acting, encourage speaking in front of groups, and embrace spontaneous, creative thinking. Contact - Janet Dandridge - evorevophoto@gmail.com

Adventure Club

The Adventure Club will develop and strengthen the student community by offering knowledge of Los Angeles and the natural environment often missed by design students. Contact - Joel at joellouisisrael@gmail.com

Exhibition and Curatorial Club

EEC will promote a stronger community of art students on the Otis campus by giving students an opportunity to create and display artwork for exhibitions in the community. Contact - Maxfield at maxfieldmiles@gmail.com

Bicycle Club

The Bicycle Club is a community that meets monthly to ride bikes in the city. It is geared toward beginner bike riders who don't feel comfortable riding in the city. The goal is to teach people in the club to use a great transportation tool. Contact - Brittany at ohcrap@crumplife.com

Magic the Gathering Club

A meeting place for Magic the Gathering players and collector. This club creates a new group of friends, and community where Magic the Gathering games will be held, Magic the Gathering card art will be discussed, and a safe space for Trading Card games is provided and enjoyed. Contact - Scott at thedoobler@gmail.com

Rotaract Club

Rotaract provides an opportunity for students to enhance theirknowledge and skills that will assist them in their personal development as artist and designers.Through developing friendships and providing service to the community (on campus and off)students will address social needs of the community and promote better relationships between all people. Contact - Greg "Phoenix" Owens at miphenx@gmail.com

Yoga Club

A group of students that get together weekly to practice Yoga together. The group is in favor of reducing stress and helping students become more focused in their educational career and in their lives. The group currently meets on Tuesdays at 12:30pm on the lawn outside of the Galef building. Contact - Alexia at alexiae.bernal@gmail.com

 

Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please fill out the form below and hit submit so your info. is forwarded to Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.