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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Graduate Public Practice

Michelada Think Tank Starting Summer Residency at LACE

This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT), a collective of MFA Public Practice students and alumni, will inhabit the Project Room at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world.

Three Public Practice Alumni Named 2015 Creative Community Fellows

Public Practice alumni Carol Zou, Mario Mesquita, and Nathalie Sanchez have been named Creative Community Fellows. Awarded by National Arts Strategies, the Creative Community Fellows program provides leaders at the intersection of culture and community with tools, training, and access to a community of support. This combination fuels their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping propel them into action. 
 

Conversation with President Bruce W. Ferguson and Social Practice Artist Rick Lowe

Otis President Bruce W. Ferguson chatted with Houston-based artist Rick Lowe at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA during a special luncheon with the artist and Otis students concluding nine months of community development through art and social practice in Antelope Valley, CA.

Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA, Presents Nine Months of Community Development Through Art and Social Practice in Antelope Valley, CA

Lancaster, CA - May 07, 2015 - "I Hope The Wind Don’t Blow" is a presentation of the Antelope Valley Art Outpost program, a creative placemaking initiative that supports regional vitality through artist-driven projects supported by a partnership between Otis College of Art and Design/Public Practice Program, Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC), MOAH, the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA), the Department of Regional Planning, and the Office of Supervisor Michael D.

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: I Hope the Wind Don't Blow

Welcome to I Hope the Wind Don’t Blow, a look into the nine month process of interactions between a graduate class of eight students of Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Program in Public Practice, and the communities of Sun Village, Littlerock and surrounding areas of Antelope Valley. The presentation begins with a public reception Saturday, May 9, 6-8pm. 
 

Graduate Public Practice Exhibition: Víctor Albarracín Llanos

Exhibition by Víctor Albarracín Llanos: “The Luster of Schybala” in the Bolsky Gallery

Otis Goldsmith campus April 4-11. 

 

Closing Reception April 11, 5–10 pm.

KCET Artbound Features Graduate Public Practice's Antelope Valley Art Outpost

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert

By Evan Senn
 

Antelope Valley Art Outpost Workshop by Artist lauren woods

lauren woods and Otis MFA Public Practice students will explore how communities can draw strength amidst a rapidly changing landscape by publicly and collectively commemorating the “people’s history” in both traditional and non-traditional ways.
 
RSVP to MOAH@cityoflancasterca.org or call 661.723.6250.
 
For more information about Outpost, visit lacountyarts.org/Outpost.

 

Antelope Valley Art Outpost Presentation by Artist lauren woods

Through the lens of her current projects, lauren woods will introduce the concept of placekeeping and will discuss how the process of commemoration can help sustain memory in ways that are accessible and useful to the present.
 

Suzanne Lacy featured in Citizen Culture Exhibition at SMOA

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy was included in Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through December 13, 2014. 

Source: smmoa.org

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