Open Studios Day – April 13

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 12-4 pm

Over 50 Studio Artists will open their doors for the community to see what they create in their studios. The Artists-in-Classrooms and Community Class programs will demonstrate the work that happens onsite, and in local schools, throughout the year. Our galleries will present two new exhibitions: FA4 Collective’s GANAS DE EXISTIR!, a multimedia exhibition, and Direct from the Classroom, a selection of children’s art from the Artists-in-Classrooms program. Lastly, AGCC is excited to announce two partner workshops this Spring, one in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, and the other with San Pedro’s Machine Studio’s C.U.T.S Crew. Please join us for art, food, music and fun.

Studio Artist Open House:
Angels Gate Cultural Center is home year-round to one of the largest Studio Artist Programs in the region, with a diverse body of arts disciplines, including ceramics, photography, printmaking, music, writing, and filmmaking. Several artists will demonstrate their craft and many will have artwork for sale. Once again it is time to celebrate the creativity that takes place throughout the Angels Gate Cultural Center campus. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit our artists’ studios, speak with artists, see new work, and buy art directly from an artist.

Art and Community Class Demonstrations/Performances/Workshops:
Angels Gate Cultural Center offers a variety of classes from ceramics, printmaking, painting, and drawing, to yoga, dance, meditation, karate, and Japanese archery. Community Class performances and demonstrations, including Japanese Archery and Belly Dancing, will take place in Building H. In addition, various printmaking techniques will be demonstrated in our Print Studio (Building E). Artist-teachers, from the Artists-in-Classrooms program, will lead an all ages workshop in Building G where visitors can create a unique souvenir to bring home from Open Studios Day.

Partner Workshops:
Angels Gate Cultural Center is proud to work in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and Machine Art Studio to offer two new workshops this Open Studios Day.

In partnership with MOLAA and their current exhibition Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity, we are excited to host a fabric art workshop with the Argentinian artistic duo Chiachio & Giannone. Collaborate with these visionary artists and contribute to constructing the largest Pride Flag in the history of southern California. Be part of the conversation on diversity and community by drawing or writing on the Pride Flag. By leaving a message on the flag, you become part of a bigger conversation.

In addition, we are proud to partner with Machine Art Studio and C.U.T.S. Crew (Clean Up The Streets) to present their Mobile Graffiti Yard. With the mission to provide safe, legal venues for underserved communities to create, share and enjoy graffiti art, AGCC visitors will create and share graffiti art here at the event.

Join us for the opening reception on during Open Studios Day FA4 Collective’s GANAS DE EXISTIR!, a multimedia exhibition featuring artworks that explore themes of identity, erasure and visibility. Curated by FA4 Collective member Gloria Sanchez, the show will feature 21 emerging artists and performers from across the Los Angeles region, from FA4 Collective members, Common Threads makers via Justice LA and art community members.
The opening will offer live music, spoken word, and performance works by Jessa Calderon, Brianna Mims, Jasmine Nyende, Gloria Plaza, and DJ Fuyu.

In the downstairs galleries we are pleased to present Direct from the Classroom: Works by Young Artists & Poets, an exhibition of student artwork created in the Artists-in-Classrooms program. This show features multimedia works created during 1st through 3rd-grade visual arts residencies, as well as poetry and prose written during 4th and 5th grade creative writing residencies, from 14 local public schools. The exhibition will be on view until May 18, 2019. Direct from the Classroom: Works by Young Artists & Poets features works on paper, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and textile arts.

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