Saturday, April 15th, noon – 4pm at Angels Gate Cultural Center
Cecelia Koger, 310-519-0936
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2023
San Pedro, CA – Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is pleased to announce the return of Open Studios Day on Saturday, April 15th from noon to 4pm. 50 local artists will open their doors to the public for a peek into their art practice. The event will be accompanied by a free mural painting workshop, performance by The Mourners, and the opening of two exhibitions, Notions of Place and Direct from the Classroom, on view in the galleries.
Open Studios Day is a free, all-ages event that provides the public a glimpse into the process, art, and lives of local artists who create at the Center. AGCC hosts one of the largest studio artist programs in the region with a diverse range of artistic disciplines including ceramics, photography, printmaking, writing, sculpture, videography, music, and painting. This self-guided tour of artist studios provides a unique opportunity to interact with the artists and purchase contemporary works of art. More information about the artists who create at AGCC can be found at angelsgateart.org.
AGCC Studio Artists include:
Adam Gaxiola, Andrea Lien, Ann Weber, Anna Erneholm, Annette Ciketic,
Ashton S. Phillips, Beth Elliott, Candice Gawne, Catherine Burce, Da Aie Park, Deborah Wright, Daniel Porras, Delora Bertsch, Dennis Keeley, Dominique Moody, Ed Maloney, Elyse Pignolet, Elizabeth Casuga, Frank Minuto, Frank Rodriguez, Gil Mares, Henry Krusoe, Jeffrey Scott Brown, Jesse Small, Joe Barile, Jon Nakamura, June Edmonds, Kim Kei, Leah Shane Dixon, Lowell Nickel, Lucinda Rudolph, Lynn Doran, Michelle Seo, Mike Watt, Nancy Voegeli-Curran, Patrick Tierney, Perry Okimoto, Phoebe Barnum, Regina Herod, Rene LaRue, Robert Alexander, Scott Anger, Susan Rawcliffe, Tianlu Chen, Tim Maxeiner, Vanessa Madrid, W.S. Milner, Yoon Jin Kim, and Yuichiro Roy Kunisaki.
Free events will take place throughout the day, including a live performance by local San Pedro band, The Mourners. Visitors will be able to purchase creations by local artists in a Ceramics Sale in Building F. There will also be a live mural-painting workshop led by AQMNI Mural Co, leaders of AGCC’s Teen Mural Club. Participants of all ages are invited to help paint a large-scale artwork in the AGCC battery. An updated schedule of events is available at angelsgateart.org/openstudiosday.
Two exhibitions will be opening in the AGCC galleries. Notions of Place examines what it means to inhabit a complexity of different spaces – be they physical realities or imagined environments. Notions of Place, on view through June 17th, is curated by Lauren Kasmer and includes works by Hilary Baker, Natalie M. Godinez, Kio Griffith, Flora Kao, Lauren Kasmer, LaRissa Rogers, Jenny Yurshansky, and HK Zamani. Direct from the Classroom features student work from the Artists-In-Classrooms program, in which AGCC serves 4000+ students throughout 18 schools in LA county. Artworks by K – 6th graders from local schools will be on view in the gallery through May 6th.
The AGCC Gallery is open for visitors Thursdays – Saturday, between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. More information about planning your visit can be found at angelsgateart.org.
About Angels Gate Cultural Center
Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) emerged from a group of San Pedro artists in the 1970s that created art studios and exhibition space within the WWII era army barracks of Angels Gate Park near the Port of Los Angeles. Today, AGCC hosts over 50 artist studios in addition to a variety of programs to engage the diverse communities of the Los Angeles Harbor region, including arts education in local schools, community classes, cultural events, and exhibitions of contemporary art.