Art Exhibition Opens with Reception on January 18th, 2020, noon to 4pm
Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice, opens in the Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) gallery with a public opening reception on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 from noon to 4pm.
Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice, is a contemporary art exhibition that highlights the San Pedro community’s relationships to the land and sea. This exhibition extends visual literacy and action to empower community and place. Artists and community members come together to honor the past, articulate the complexities of the present, and forge a visually robust path toward the future by engaging in communal, participatory language and making that bridges San Pedro.
Artists June Edmonds, Cole James, Blue McRight, and Alexis Slickelman will exhibit works that intersect along themes that bridge the port and communities of San Pedro. Collaborative works, resulting from the artists’ community workshops held at AGCC this fall, will be an integral part of the exhibition.
jill moniz, established curator in various Los Angeles spaces, curated the exhibition and corresponding workshops to fully engage the local community in a project that explores diverse themes that bridge San Pedro.
Presentations starting at 1pm in the gallery about the impact of plastic on our oceans will be given by the Surfrider Foundation and Captain Charles Moore of the Alguita, ocean research vessel. South Bay community members Captain Charles Moore, Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter, and the Glove Boat collected and donated salvaged ocean refuse for use in McRight’s workshops about the projected sea level rise and oceanic plastic. Art works incorporating the salvaged materials will be on display.
This project is supported, in part, by the Port of Los Angeles through the Community Investment Grant Program.
Bridging San Pedro will be on view and free to the public in the AGCC gallery from 10am – 4pm Monday through Saturday, beginning January 18th and open through April 4th, 2020.