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   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. 

   August – December 2013

   All events are free, unless otherwise noted. 


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  

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.

I-Ching coins  

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  

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.












Thursday, September 12, 7-8:30pm
"I Bid You Welcome" Entering Castle Dracula in Different Adaptations of Stoker's Novel. Opening event & reception for Crossing Thresholds.
LMU William H. Hannon Library
RSVP now or call 310.338.5234 

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  

‌Sunday, September 22, 3-6pm 
Opening Reception for Tapping the Third Realm
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).

Bucklow Porters  

Tuesday, September 24, 12:15-1:15pm
Gallery Talk by British artist Chris Bucklow and New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell
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.





Gaspar de Alba


‌Wednesday, October 16, 6pm
A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba
LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor
RSVP now or call 310.338.5234 

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. 

Tull R Underwater  

Friday, October 18, 7-9pm
Full Moon Event I – The Summoning
Site-Specific Theatrical Performances 
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.

Killing Jar  

‌Tuesday, October 22, 7pm
A Murder of Horror Writers Talk about Things Dark, Dreadful and Delightful
LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor
RSVP now or call 310.338.5234 

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.  

Jack Nightmare Before  

‌Friday, October 25, 8-10 pm
First Horror Animation Festival 
LMU Mayer Theater, Communication Arts Building
RSVP now or call 310.338.5234

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.


Hannon Haunting  

‌Sunday, October 27
Literary Trick or Treat: The Haunting of Hannon Library
3-4:30 pm Kids (ages 10+)
8-9:30pm 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.

Day of the Dead   

October 29-November 1 
Dead Week at OTIS
A series of events around Halloween and Día de los Muertos


Full schedule




Labyrinth Garden  

‌Saturday, November 9, 2pm 
Exploration of the Labyrinth with Artist Linda Ekstrom 
Starts at Crescent Park West in Playa Vista (between Pacific Promenade and Bay Park Drive, Playa Vista 90094, please park on street.)

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. 

Anderson Moon  

‌Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm, $75
Tapping the Third Realm with Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book
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. To register: 310.665.6950 or www.otis.edu/ce (Reg# 25401) $75 Non-credit

The Atomic Priesthood  

‌Sunday November 17, 4pm-6pm
Full Moon Event II  - The Atomic Priesthood
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.




Buckley Tarot  

‌Sunday, December 8, 12pm – 4pm
Exhibition Closing and Reception
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.






Ben Maltz Gallery 
Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310. 665.6800

Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm
Thursday, 10am -9pm
Saturday – Sunday, noon – 4pm
Closed Monday and Thanksgiving week

Admission and parking are free.


Laband Art Gallery
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Burns Fine Arts Complex
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 4pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and Thanksgiving week.

Admission is always free. Parking is free on the weekends.



William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Exhibition Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and November 28 and 29.

Admission is always free. Parking is free on the weekends.

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