Graham Nash to Receive Otis College of Art and Design's Honorary Doctorate

May 05, 2004, 01:00 ET from Graham Nash

    LOS ANGELES, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
 Graham Nash is one of the most enduring and seminal figures in popular music
 (The Hollies, Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a
 solo artist).  Mr. Nash will be awarded the Otis College of Art and Design's
 2004 Honorary Doctorate Degree by Otis President Samuel C. Hoi at the
 Commencement Ceremonies at the College's Goldsmith campus on Saturday,
 May 8, at 10 a.m.
     Nash is a highly respected and honored photographer, collector, and
 pioneer of digital imaging.  He co-founded Nash Editions the world's first
 museum-quality, cutting-edge digital fine arts press, and has produced
 multi-media projects that unite art and technology.  The Otis Honorary
 Doctorate coincides with the release of Graham Nash's first photography book
 entitled "Eye to Eye."  Shot between 1969 and 2003, Nash's photographs include
 revealing portraits of family and friends, images of life on the road, still
 life's and landscapes, street photographs, and a unique series of
 self-portraits which often shows him reflected in windows and mirrors.
     "Mr. Nash embodies the College's belief that tomorrow will be led by
 creative, flexible thinkers who understand the convergence among media,
 technology, communication, and design," Otis President Samuel C. Hoi
     Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design
 to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill and their vision.
 The College, founded in 1918, offers programs that embrace new technologies
 and emerging disciplines, uniting these practices with established strengths
 in fine arts, design, and fashion.  The most diverse private art college in
 the U.S., Otis attracts students from 39 states and 26 countries.  The
 College's diversity is its strength; it prepares students to imagine what lies
 ahead, and benefits employers who know the value of creativity.  Otis
 graduates shape our visual world, from museum and exhibition design to the
 Hollywood screen, from the clothes we wear to the toys with which our children
 play.  Otis' 1060 students pursue degrees in fine arts, communication arts,
 toy design, environmental design, fashion design, writing, and digital media.

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