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  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • 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.

  • Richard Shelton Director of Creative Action an Integrated Learning Program, Otis College of Art and Design. For the past twenty years, Rich has been active working with community organizations such as: Junior Blind, The Republic of Palau, Homeboy Industries, Urban Compass in Watts, The Getty, Los Angeles Poverty Department, the Minnesota State and Federal Correction Facilities; Film in the Cities (video in the schools, animation with non-verbal students, conducting video workshops on Cass Lake/Leech Lake Ban of Ojibwe Native American Reservation); Open Arms; and Upward Bound.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour and Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

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Projects about Policy

Otis Goes Green (2010) provides art and design students with the knowledge and tools needed to make ecodesign an integral part of the design process.  Students in this course will have an opportunity to help Otis become Green, discuss Green Design with top Green Designers and attend a Green Design Show.  We believe it is at the design education level where we have the best opportunity to create a sustainable future.

Instructors: Michael Kollins and Nadine Afari
Partner: Global Green USA

Project 1 - Otis Enlightenment

Project 1 - Otis Enlightenment
Students in this group aimed to create an awareness about existing sustainability projects happening at Otis.  A green resource center was proposed, one that would hold news about events and projects.  Tshirts, bags, green programs and a green suggestion box were also ideas that were presented as being a part of this project.

 

Project 2 - Otis Saves Trees

Project 2 - Otis Saves Trees

Students in the group 'Otis Saves Trees' designed recycling centers for each floor at Otis.  The boxes were designed to come in a variety of sizes to fit the individual, the department and the campus.  These boxes would hold dry paper products.  The 'Otis Saves Trees' logo would be on each box to ensure that the Otis community would be able to easily find each recycling center

 

Project 3 - Otis Rescue Society

Project 3 - Otis Rescue Society

Students in this group aimed to inform the public, modify behavior and promote the well-being of health and environment by encouraging the Otis community to take the stairs and reduce the consumption of electricity.

 

Project 4 - Otis Foundation Waste Kits

Project 4 - Otis Foundation Waste Kits

Foundation students would receive 'waste kits' at the beginning of their Otis College careers, and would become educated on proper disposal and management of hazardous materials.  This would create a program where Otis students are knowledgeable and practiced in proper solvent recycling and dumping.

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