To provide space for artists to work and to engage community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events.
We are a community that grows through experimenting and innovating.
- support each other
- show up and are present
- value each other and creativity
- are welcoming and honest
- collaborate and communicate respectfully
310-519-0936Amy Eriksen is dedicated to expanding arts education instruction in public schools and a passionate community builder. She holds a BA in Music…
310-519-0936Terry Gerald grew up in the South Bay Area. She has a Bachelors Degree in Art History from San Francisco State University and…
310-519-0936Sarah Al-Mulla holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Cal State Long Beach and has contributed as a freelance writer for various companies and organizations. She has a passion…
310-519-0936Colleen Andrews came to Angels Gate Cultural Center from the East Coast. With a B.A. double major in Graphic Design and Creative…
310-519-0936Sara Pilchman was born and raised in Long Beach, California and began making artwork at an early age. At 16 she moved to Idyllwild Arts Academy to study French…
- Jane Chang
- Sean Devereaux
- Melinda Gann
- Claire Gerald
- Chris McCrystal
- Chloe Ogaz
- Ellen Romo
- Desiree Santana
- Griselda Suarez
Board of Directors
Board of Directors meetings happen on the last Thursday of each month at 6pm in Building A.
Susan is owner of Susan Davis Design Studio with graphic design clients such as Bolsa Chica Land Trust, San Pedro Historic Waterfront Arts District, Angels Gate Cultural Center, RoknEll Baby Boutique, HOUSE 1002, University Art Museum CSULB, WEESEEU, and South Shores Magnet School for the Fine and Performing Arts.
Calloway was trained at UCLA and holds a MFA in Film Production. His first job was as an Editor, progressing to Cinematographer (“Falcon Crest”), then Producer of features and television. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild, the Director’s Guild, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Calloway’s feature credits include “Legendary”, “The Chaperone”, “Knucklehead”, and “The Reunion”, for the WWE; “Wild Thing” for Atlantic; and “Running Hot” for New Line. He has produced “The O.C.”, “Nash Bridges”, “The Big Easy”, “Jack & Jill”, “Any Day Now”, and other pilots and series. Beyond Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calloway has produced in Hong Kong, Spain, Puerto Rico, Canada, and extensively on location in the United States.
Calloway is currently writing the story of his family history, “Our Father’s Family”, the story of five generations of Calloway men, from prior to the Civil War to the present. Calloway lives and works in San Pedro, California.
Laurine DiRocco received a BA in Art, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA where she studied with internationally known artist, Corita Kent. Laurine works in various media: ceramic sculpture, serigraphy, handmade books, and printmaking (Gyotaku). Her work has shown in various galleries throughout California and at W.A.R.M. Gallery, MN. In San Pedro, CA, she has shown at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center and 7th Street Gallery. As administrator, she has served as Director, Children’s and Junior Art Center, Idyllwild Arts, Director of Art, Polytechnic Elementary School, Pasadena, CA. and as Director of Education, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro. Laurine is a founding member and former Board Member of fINdings Art Center, San Pedro, CA. She also served on the Board of Directors of Venice Arts, Venice, CA both as a Member of the board and and also as Board President. She is currently an artist-teacher in Artist’s-in-Classrooms, Angels Gate Cultural Center.
Karen D. Hill, an accomplished Human Resources executive. As the VP, Human Resources for Otis College of Art and Design, she is leading culture transformation efforts and directing comprehensive short-term and long-range human capital strategies.
Karen holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from California State University, Long Beach. She also holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation and has completed the Center for Creative Leadership executive program. In addition, she has a certification in Strategic Human Resources Leadership from Cornell University.
Cecelia Koger is an artist and education advocate. Having received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach, Cecelia maintains an artist practice exploring connection and chaos through abstract painting and collage. She is also a founding member of the artist-curator collective SILA, Somewhere in LA. Passion for advocacy has led Cecelia to pursue work in the nonprofit management sector and earn a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from CSU Long Beach. Cecelia currently oversees the fiscal operations of the Cal State Student Association, a nonprofit that works to ensure students are at the forefront of higher education policy making.
In 2011, she was voted Teacher of Year by her teaching peers. In 2014, Dr. Mateo-Gaxiola authored the course Relationally Responsive Classroom Management for the University of Southern California’s Equity Educator Certificate Program. She holds a B.S. in International Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University; and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in Urban School Leadership with an emphasis on the relationships between student opportunity, teacher reflection, and teacher self-efficacy.
He has served as the president of the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Foundation, served on the board of the Catalina Conservancy Divers, was the chair of the Westside Center for Independent Living Computer Training Project Business Advisory Council and a member of the parent organization’s Board of Directors.
He served as a founding member of the City of Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners, later, he served for a year as President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Los Angeles.
Angela is a local writer and historian who has spent the last seven years studying her hometown of San Pedro, CA. She has shared her discoveries via blog (www.spbxb.wordpress.com), podcast (www.thatssopedro.com), walking tour and through articles she writes for San Pedro Today Magazine (www.sanpedrotoday.com). Angela, a longtime friend and admirer of AGCC, is very excited to be joining the studio artist program so she can expand her local storytelling to include special programs here at Angels Gate.
Angels Gate Cultural Center
A place of creative discovery, exploration and enlightenment.
Striving to provide the Southern California community with year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions and community classes. In addition, the Center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists, including musicians, ceramists, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, printmakers and jewelers.
The Center emerged from a group of San Pedro artists in the 1970's that created artist studios and exhibition space within the 1940's era Army barracks of Angels Gate Park.