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December 9, 1990
The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design will offer classes at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena beginning in January. The program enables Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles' oldest college of art and design, to extend its programs into the Pasadena area.
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February 16, 2003 | RICHARD E. CHEVERTON, Richard E. Cheverton's last story for the magazine was about art critic David Hickey.
It seems like the setup for a joke with a sagging punch line: Two surfers get together in a bar and, having nothing better to do, decide to illustrate and rewrite Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy." Which, in fact, they did--undaunted that they were about to wrestle with a pillar upon which the European literary tradition has been built, as any freshman Western Civ student will tell you.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2001 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Samuel Hoi has wrapped up his first year as president of Otis College of Art and Design with the opening of a new building on the Westchester campus. The Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts--a $5-million, 40,000-square-foot structure designed as an "art factory" by the Los Angeles architectural firm Frederick Fisher & Partners--was formally dedicated Friday, a couple of weeks after students began settling into studios and taking classes there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989 | Compiled by Alma Cook, Times Researcher
The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design held its 33rd annual commencement Wednesday at the Bandshell in MacArthur Park. Degrees were conferred on 157 students. Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the New School for Social Research, parent university to Otis/Parsons, presided over the ceremonies. In his keynote speech, he said: "As artists and designers, you already have the ability to transcend continents and cultures. But . . . you yourselves must grow beyond your own language and the limited perspective of your own culture."
NEWS
July 13, 1993
Herbert Jepson, 85, artist and founder of Los Angeles' defunct Jepson Art Institute. The institute, which he operated from 1947 to 1953, was an important center for experimental figure drawing and art theory. A native of Fieldbrook, Calif., Jepson studied at the Chouinard Art Institute, where he later taught. He also was a logger, a miner and a furniture manufacturer, and he designed tools for Lockheed during World War II. But Jepson was primarily an artist and art educator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1988
I write to correct several facts in the article on the restoration of the neon signs around MacArthur Park written by Steve Harvey (Metro, Aug. 1). As dean of the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and vice president of the MacArthur Park Foundation, I am indeed proud of the changes that have taken place in MacArthur Park and its surrounding community because of the college's involvement. However, in his article, Harvey seems to attribute the initial idea and ultimate fund-raising for the neighborhood's neon restoration to Al Nodal.
REAL ESTATE
September 11, 1988
Ground was broken last week on a more than $12-million addition to Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, the first expansion of the 70-year-old institution in 30 years.
REAL ESTATE
June 1, 1986
Sam Hall Kaplan reported and appeared to support (May 4) the "lemon" award presented by the Downtown Breakfast Club to Eugene Sturman's sculpture in the forecourt of the new International Tower at 9th and Figueroa streets. As members of the professional jury impaneled by the Community Redevelopment Agency to recommend the selection of this public artwork, we deplore the lack of imagination and understanding demonstrated by the members of the club, and are especially disappointed by Kaplan's failure to rise to the defense of this exciting and evocative addition to our urban landscape.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The Otis College of Art and Design, the city's oldest art school, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this fall with a series of events and exhibitions commemorating its history and looking ahead to the future. The school opened in 1918 as the Otis Art Institute. In 1978, it merged with the Parson School of Design and now offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, applied arts, fashion, architecture and design.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
It's hard to say who's happiest about a novel arrangement to manage Emerson Woelffer's estate--the 85-year-old artist, the president of the art school where he taught for 15 years or Woelffer's longtime dealer. A veteran painter best known for muscular abstractions, Woelffer says he is thrilled--and greatly relieved--to have dealt with his artistic legacy while he is still very much alive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1995 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Citing practical problems and a more attractive option, Otis College of Art and Design has called off its proposed marriage to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum in May tentatively agreed to lease space to the art school in the museum's vacant May Co. facility in the Mid-Wilshire district, but Otis officials now say the expense of renovating the former department store and the museum's failure to provide sufficient parking make the scheme unworkable.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1994 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
A Beat Generation revival is afoot so it's entirely apt that two grizzled veterans of that era should be showing their art together. Ed Moses and Ken Price share history going back to the late '50s at the legendary Ferus Gallery. They also stand out as individualists among nonconformists. Price was nurtured in the womb of a revolutionary class taught at Otis Art Institute by ceramic sculptor Peter Voulkos. It grafted the spontaneity of Abstract Expressionism to that of Japanese raku ware.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The Otis College of Art and Design, the city's oldest art school, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this fall with a series of events and exhibitions commemorating its history and looking ahead to the future. The school opened in 1918 as the Otis Art Institute. In 1978, it merged with the Parson School of Design and now offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, applied arts, fashion, architecture and design.
NEWS
July 13, 1993
Herbert Jepson, 85, artist and founder of Los Angeles' defunct Jepson Art Institute. The institute, which he operated from 1947 to 1953, was an important center for experimental figure drawing and art theory. A native of Fieldbrook, Calif., Jepson studied at the Chouinard Art Institute, where he later taught. He also was a logger, a miner and a furniture manufacturer, and he designed tools for Lockheed during World War II. But Jepson was primarily an artist and art educator.
NEWS
April 30, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Nancy Kapitanoff regularly contributes to The Times.
One of the great names in Los Angeles art history is Chouinard. It belongs to Nelbert Chouinard (1879-1969), the woman who in 1921 started the art institute that bore her name with money from her World War I widow's pension. The school closed in 1972. But it lives on in the hearts, minds and talents of alumni, many of whom have been recognized around the world for excellence in their fields.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2001 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Samuel Hoi has wrapped up his first year as president of Otis College of Art and Design with the opening of a new building on the Westchester campus. The Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts--a $5-million, 40,000-square-foot structure designed as an "art factory" by the Los Angeles architectural firm Frederick Fisher & Partners--was formally dedicated Friday, a couple of weeks after students began settling into studios and taking classes there.
NEWS
November 5, 1987 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
Dawn Teitelbaum didn't have to wait long to hit the big time in her corner of the world. A year and a half after graduating from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, the 22-year-old has her poster for "No Man's Land," a critically acclaimed new release starring Charlie Sheen, playing across the country right along with the movie. For Teitelbaum, a 1986 graduate of the school, this is a "major" break, an exciting beginning to a career in graphic design and illustration.
NEWS
December 9, 1990
The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design will offer classes at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena beginning in January. The program enables Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles' oldest college of art and design, to extend its programs into the Pasadena area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989 | Compiled by Alma Cook, Times Researcher
The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design held its 33rd annual commencement Wednesday at the Bandshell in MacArthur Park. Degrees were conferred on 157 students. Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the New School for Social Research, parent university to Otis/Parsons, presided over the ceremonies. In his keynote speech, he said: "As artists and designers, you already have the ability to transcend continents and cultures. But . . . you yourselves must grow beyond your own language and the limited perspective of your own culture."
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