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  • 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.

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

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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LA Weekly Dives into the Otis Report on the Creative Economy

Entertainment Leads a Creative Economy Worth $293.8 Billion to California

By Dennis Romero
 
We criticize Hollywood a lot. It's a white bubble of an industry in a city that is majority brown. And its moguls and creatives are helping to push our cost of living, including sky-high rents and home prices, through the roof.
 
But the entertainment industry does bring dollars to our community. That's a fact.
 

MFA Alum Kent Twitchell Murals in LA Mag

Ask Chris: There is a Mural Near MacArthur Park of Three People in Lab Coats. Who are they? 

By Chris Nichols
 

Otis in The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles: City of Art

By Maura Egan

 

Otis Celebrates International Education Month

The Center for International Education (CIE) at Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting a series of events during the month of November to coincide with International Education Week, which is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Celebrating Recovery

Graduate Public Practice students participated in the celebration of the birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous at downtown’s Cecil Hotel on Jan. 26. Collaborating with the L.A. Poverty Dept., students worked with with downtown artists to create a performance as part of the “Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere,” focusing on Skid Row.

L.A. Inspires Otis

Student George Widodo spent several weeks this summer videotaping his favorite parts of L.A., from Disney Hall to the beaches and parks. Take a look at how L.A. Inspires him.