Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to present Significant Otherness and Sea/Saw; two group exhibitions engaging communities of the Los Angeles Harbor Region.

January 21 – February 27, 2017
Opening Reception: January 21 from 1-4pm

In the downstairs galleries and Main Gallery I Sea/Saw will showcase advanced BFA students from California State University Long Beach working in sculpture, broadly defined. The title playfully evokes the image of studying sculpture in a Port City. Exhibition runs through February 27th. Sea/Saw is the first exhibition in a series of shows running through Spring 2017 that will showcase undergraduate art from local colleges and universities.

January 14 – March 12, 2017
Opening Reception: January 21 from 1-4pm

Significant Otherness is a benefit for the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (SNP LA). In Main Gallery II, Significant Otherness explores the unique bond between animals and humans through artwork by eight contemporary artists. Exhibition runs through March 12th.

On February 18 from 1-4 pm, CSULB students will be presenting durational performances and from 2 – 3pm CSULB lecturer Kellie Lanham will moderate a program of students as they speak about the images and texts that have influenced and how they apply these concepts in their own art. As Lanham writes, “this program will take a look at the unique space student artists find themselves in – as receivers of knowledge and creators of new ideas.”

On February 25 from 1-4 pm, Significant Otherness and SNP LA host a kitten nursery food drive and pet adoption event in the Artillery Theater with a performance by Purity and other special guests.  Limited edition tote bags designed by artists Jason Roberts Dobrin, Kristofferson San Pablo, Daniel Gibson, Melanie Florio, and Jim Isermann will be for sale to benefit SNP LA.

CSULB students Caryn Aasness and Christine Hudson will present a durational performance in the Community Room.

Angels Gate Cultural Center is open to the public seven days a week and admission is always free.