Spaces Between

August - December 2013

Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design present a series of exhibitions, performances, talks, rituals, workshops, and more that explore dimensions of the supernatural. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.

 

Exhibitions

Tapping the Third Realm

Tapping the Third Realm‌

September 22 – December 8, 2013
Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS and Laband Art Gallery, LMU

The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University present Tapping the Third Realm, a group exhibition which highlights the work of artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension—whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, the collective unconscious, uses of magic/witchcraft or a profound attention to intuition—as part of their creative process.

Crossing Thresholds - An Entry into Gothic Fiction

Crossing Thresholds: An Entry into Gothic Fiction

August 12 – December 13, 2013
Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Department of Archives and Special Collections
William H. Hannon Library, 3rd Floor, LMU

This exhibition explores the literary Gothic as a threshold genre. The threshold, literally a space-between-spaces, is a metaphorical realm of tremendous power and possibility. It is a region of monsters and of the supernatural. Featuring rare works from LMU's Department of Archives and Special Collections, it also includes photographs by Lisa Nicchi, LMU Class of 2013. Crossing Thresholds is curated by Alexandra Halicki, graduate student in LMU's English Department.

Chance Operations Random Access

Chance Operations, Random Access

September 22 – December 8, 2013
OTIS Millard Sheets Library

Librarian Cathy Chambers uses John Cage's Rolywholyover: a Circus and his reliance on the I-Ching as a methodology to randomly access and display artists' books from the OTIS Library's Special Collections.

Dia de los Muertos Altars

Día de los Muertos Altars

October 25 – November 4
LMU William H. Hannon Library Lobby

October 28 – November 22
Los Angeles Public Library, Westchester-LV Branch

October 29 – November 1
OTIS Goldsmith Main Campus

In celebration of the Day of the Dead, local students create altars in honor for the deceased loved ones. LMU's and LAPL's altars are organized by Chicano Latino Student Services and OTIS' is organized by Liberal Studies and Student Activities.

Related Events

September 
I Bid You Welcome - Entering Castle Dracula in Different Adaptations of Stoker

"I Bid You Welcome" - Entering Castle Dracula in Different Adaptations of Stoker's Novel

Opening event & reception for Crossing Thresholds.

Thursday, September 12, 7-8:30pm
LMU William H. Hannon Library

Leslie S. Klinger, a leading authority on Dracula, joins LMU's Theatre Arts Department and the William H. Hannon Library for a celebratory evening in honor of Bram Stoker's legendary vampire. Sponsored by the William H. Hannon Library, LMU's Theatre Arts Program, and English Department.

Tapping the Third Realm

Opening Reception - Tapping the Third Realm

Sunday, September 22, 3-6pm
Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Design (3-5pm) and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (4-6pm)

Come meet the artists and join us for the fall equinox and a ritual art performance by the Mythic Players, sponsored by Temple of the Goddess, directed by Xia and Ananda at 3:15 (Otis) and 4:45pm (LMU).

Gallery Talk by British artist Chris Bucklow & New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell

Gallery Talk by British artist Chris Bucklow & New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell

Tuesday, September 24, 12:15-1:15pm‌
LMU Laband Art Gallery

Learn first hand about the realms that Bucklow and Mitchell tap into through their artistic practices with a walk through the Laband Art Gallery. This event is generously sponsored in part by LMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts Visiting Artists and Lectures Series.

October 

A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba

A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Wednesday, October 16, 6pm
LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, author of Calligraphy of A Witch reads from her book followed by a conversation with curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter. This event is co-sponsored by LMU's William H. Hannon Library Laband Art Gallery, Chicana/o Studies, and Chicano Latino Students Services, and OTIS' Ben Maltz Gallery.

Full Moon Event I – The Summoning

Full Moon Event I – The Summoning

Site-Specific Theatrical Performances

Friday, October 18, 7-9pm‌
Starts at LMU Laband Art Gallery

LMU Theatre Arts students under the direction of Professor Kevin Wetmore perform site-specific Renaissance-inspired works at LMU in Dunning Courtyard and then lead the audience on a journey to the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis, where we will return whatever was summoned to whence it came.

A Murder of Horror Writers Talk about Things Dark, Dreadful and Delightful

A Murder of Horror Writers Talk about Things Dark, Dreadful and Delightful

Tuesday, October 22, 7pm‌
LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor

Join Professor Kevin Wetmore for a discussion with fellow Horror Writer Association members Jennifer Bosworth (The Killing Jar), Gretchen McNeil (Possess) and Josh "Worm" Miller (A Zombie History of the United States) of horror on the page and on the screen.

First Horror Animation Festival

First Horror Animation Festival

Friday, October 25, 8-10 pm‌
LMU Mayer Theater, Communication Arts Building

Witness first hand a world of hair-rising hares, skeleton dances, and evil gigantic demons coming out of bald mountains in a series of animated films. Professor José García Moreno offers his spooky commentaries. Hosted by LMU School of Film and Television.

Literary Trick or Treat: The Haunting of Hannon Library

Literary Trick or Treat: The Haunting of Hannon Library

Sunday, October 27‌, 3-4:30 pm Kids (ages 10+), 8-9:30 pm Adults
LMU William H. Hannon Library

LMU Theatre Arts students haunt the stacks of Hannon Library with scenes from horror novels as ghostly guides escort you through paranormal literary activity. Tours leave every 10 minutes.

Dead Week at OTIS

Dead Week at OTIS

A series of events around Halloween and Día de los Muertos.

October 29 - November 1

All events take place on the Main Campus at Otis College of Art and Design and are organized by the students under the direction of Heather Joseph Witham, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Student Activities.

Monday, October 28 - November 1

In honor of our beloved pets, Otis students create an outdoor Día de los Muertos altar located in the quad between the Ahmanson Building and the Galef Fine Arts Center. Throughout the week, the campus community is invited to contribute photographs or mementos celebrating their cherished pets.

Tuesday, October 29, 11:15am

Join Otis students for a lunchtime zombie dance practice in the quad and learn the steps to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Wednesday, October 30, 11:15am

Dress and walk like a Zombie over to the Westchester Park's Farmers Market for a no-host lunch. Meet outside the Ahmanson Building and shuffle your feet to some zombified tunes while finding something tasty too munch on.

Thursday, October 31, 11am-1:00pm

It's a Halloween Fiesta! Otis students participate in a pumpkin decorating contest and display their creations in the quad while engaging in traditional Halloween games, witchy divinations, and feasting on ghoulish snacks. Students from Cultural Studies classes along with a professional tall-tale-teller share spooky Otis legends while stalking the campus halls.

Friday, November 1, 11am-12:30pm

Día de los Muertos student celebration with Aztec dancers, chalk street art, live graffiti action painting, face painting, and music in the quad.

November 
Exploration of the Labyrinth with Artist Linda Ekstrom

Exploration of the Labyrinth with Artist Linda Ekstrom

Saturday, November 9, 2pm
Starts at Crescent Park West in Playa Vista, between Pacific Promenade and Bay Park Drive, Playa Vista 90094

Artist Linda Ekstrom shares the history of the labyrinth as a tool for meditation and prayer. Meet at the Playa Vista Labyrinth designed by Beth Thielen at Crescent Park at 2pm. Join curators afterwards for a tour of Tapping the Third Realm at LMU Laband Art Gallery and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.

Tapping the Third Realm with Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book

Tapping the Third Realm with Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book

Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm, $75
OTIS Amanson Hall, 1st Floor Check-in

A workshop focused on accessing your spiritual self through the creation of a handmade artist book. Explore a spiritual approach to art-making including use of self-reflection, transformation, and the cyclical nature of the full moon. Class materials included.

Full Moon Event II - The Atomic Priesthood

Full Moon Event II - The Atomic Priesthood

Sunday November 17, 4pm-6pm‌
Ritual/performance/journey
Starts at Ben Maltz Gallery

Join New York-based artist Bryan M. Wilson on a journey from the Ben Maltz Gallery to the Laband Art Gallery filled with obstacles and devotion led by an Atomic Priest and overseen by the moon. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history of nuclear waste management. This ritual is steeped in ecological stewardship, advocacy and strategies for deep-time communication.

December 
Exhibition Closing and Reception

Exhibition Closing & Reception

Sunday, December 8, 12pm – 4pm
Ben Maltz Gallery and Laband Art Gallery

Artist Amanda Yates Garcia is the City Oracle ready to answer questions at the Laband Art Gallery while at the Ben Maltz Gallery Annie Buckley offers a brief history and readings from her new project "The People's Tarot" (2011-2013) [deck and guidebook]; and Guru Rugu hosts the experimental meditation center of los angeles for a closing ceremony of experimental group realm-tapping.