Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Koplin Del Rio Hosts OTIS Alumni Reception 4 Sandow Birk class '89

While Fine Art Trekkin in Culver City, Ginger and Luke Van Hook supported Otis College Alumni and fellow artist, class of '89 Sandow Birk, the Featured Artist at Koplin Del Rio Gallery. An artist that has been showing since before he graduated from Otis College, Sandow Birk has an extensive and impressive record of shows locally as well as internationally. Look on his website to find how he began his career and how he presents his view of the world at  www.sandowbirk.com

On Thursday October 22 6-8pm
OTIS AlumniAlumni & Friends Reception
Show runs through October 30, 2009:  
Remarks made by Sandow Birk and Eleana Del Rio ('89).
Reconnected with Otis.
Caught up with old friends. Made new friends. Check out the latest work by Sandow Birk ('89 Fine Arts) in his exhibition American Qur'an.
Koplin Del Rio Gallery
6031 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
310.836.9055 www.koplindelrio.com    contact: laevent@otis.edu or 310.846.2553

Sandow Birk and his wife Elyse Pignole
attend the reception for
Otis College of Art and Design Alumni 
at the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, California 
"Featuring Sandow Birk"
October 22, 2009. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

BORN: Detroit, Michigan 1962
1988 BFA, Otis Art Institute of Parson's School of Design, 
Los Angeles, CA

1985 Bath Academy of Art, Bath, England

1983-84 American College in Paris/ Parson's School of Design, Paris, France

Sarah Russin, Otis College of Art and Design, 
Director of Alumni Relations 
and Elena Del Rio, Gallery Director of Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 
attend the reception to support Sandow Birk, 
Featured Artist pictured at the center.
Culver City, California October 22, 2009. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

Luke Van Hook and Raksha Parekh (on right)
Alumni of Otis College of Art and Design, Class of 2004 
attend the Alumni Reception for Sandow Birk, 
pictured together with (on left) a friend and 
Alitash Kebede of Alitash Kebede Gallery 
(Los Angeles, California) on October 22, 2009. 
Photo by Ginger Van Hook

Kenneth Ober and Renee Fox Otis Alumni, class of 2002 
attend the opening reception for Sandow Birk. 
Currently Renee Fox is preparing for the Inglewood Open Studios Tour 
where additional Otis College Alumni will present work
in their studios on November 14 & 15, 2009
October 22, 2009. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

Mara Thompson, Otis College of Art and Design 
Coordinator of Alumni Relations 
and Alexandra Cantle, Special Events Staff 
at Otis College of Art and Design 
coordinated and assisted with bring the reception together 
for Sandow Birk. October 22, 2009 
Photo by Ginger Van Hook

Otis College of Art and Design recent alumni attended 
the opening reception for Sandow Birk.
(From left to right) Marjan Vayghan, Kenneth Ober, Renee Fox, 
Linda Kunik and Grace Nomasa. Photo by Ginger Van Hook

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