Angels Gate Cultural Center 
April 2022
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. 
Visit Us at angelsgateart.org
We’re Back!!! 

Open Studios Day Returns!

Over 50 Studio Artists will open their doors to the public for a peak into their artistic practice. 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. 

Open Studios Day includes a food truck, free family art workshop, community class demonstrations, and the opportunity to support local artists by purchasing art directly from the studio!

For the full schedule of free events and artists, visit our website.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Save the Date for our biennial fundraiser Awake in Color, a party by artists for artists and their friends. AGCC will be opening the 40th Anniversary exhibition, Gathering of Angels, featuring artwork by current and alumnus Studio Artists during this event. 

And it’s our 40th Anniversary!

Studio Artists

Welcome three new Angels Gate Cultural Center Studio Artists! 
New Studio Artist Kim Kei is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans sculpture, printmaking, painting, and photography. Kei attended the University of Arizona and went on to receive her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has had solo shows at Local Language (Oakland, CA), the Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA), Brandstater Gallery (Riverside, CA), Alter Space (San Francisco, CA), and Bustamante Gill (Los Angeles, CA).

Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Artsy and Temporary Art Review. In addition to her studio work, Kei has taught painting as an adjunct professor at La Sierra University.
See More of Kim’s Work

New Studio Artist Ashton S. Phillips is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with the earth, water, pollution, and taboo as materials. 

His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and artist-run spaces around the United States, including the Torrance Art Museum, SoLA Contemporary, Gallery 825, and Shockboxx Gallery in CA and Keep Contemporary, form & concept, Ghostwolf Gallery, Santa Maria de Vid Abbey, the Museum of Encaustic Art, and Art123 Gallery in NM. 

Ashton studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, anthropology and queer theory at the University of Maryland, and interdisciplinary sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he is an MFA candidate in the Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art program.

See More of the Ashton’s Work
New Studio Artist Regina Herod initially studied theater in college and believes that those early years contribute to constructive forms that evolve within her visual arts practice.

She earned her B.F.A at San Diego State University and her M.F.A from Otis College of Art & Design. Her work examines historicized trauma within the context of race, marginalization and systemic oppression. In sculpture, she conflates materials such as wood, wax, metal and paper as surrealistic metaphors, in order to re-imagine the relevance between current and colonized history and the emotional terrains and circumstance that remain.

Ms. Herod’s works have been exhibited in California, New York and Oregon.
See More of Regina’s Work

Congratulations to Studio Artist June Edmonds who has been awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”

Additionally June has been a recipient of grants with the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles, most recently the COLA Master Artist Fellowship, and the California Arts Council.
Photo by Chris Warmald
See More of June’s Work

Visit Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings from our Studio Arts including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen artists. 

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Opening Reception on Saturday, April 9th
2 to 5pm in the AGCC Galleries

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Blues-Birds by Steven Speciale and the Loyola High School Music Appreciation Students presents an immersive installation that celebrates Black-music innovators throughout history while acknowledging issues of cultural appropriation and black erasure. On view through June 4th.

Noise Jam; It’s a workshop. It’s a show. It’s a party. by Kensaku Shinohara, Zaq Kenefick, et al. LA-based choreographer Shinohara, Kenefick, and additional creatives present a one-day pop-up performance experimenting with instruments, dance, movement, and props.

Here Hear by Betsy Lohrer Hall, is a series of sound-sensitive, site-interactive activities that will take place in and around the AGCC campus.  Hall and several invited creatives will consider the physical experience of sound perception and sound-making. The series will culminate on June 4th with the campus wide event, soundpedro.

For more information, visit soundpedro.org 

Masks and proof of vaccination will be required to attend. 

Information on visiting the gallery can be found on our website at angelsgateart.org.

Direct from the Classroom: Works by Young Artists & Poets
Opening Reception
Saturday April 23rd, noon – 4pm

Direct from the Classroom features student work from our Artists-In-Classroom program, in which we serve 4000+ students throughout 14 schools in LA county. During our twelve week program, students are taught by a resident Artist-Teacher. Students gain new insights into their world through a variety of art forms within the genres of dance, creative writing, and visual arts! A sample of artworks by K – 5th graders from local schools participating in Artists-In-Classroom will be on view in the gallery through May 21st. 

Masks and proof of vaccination for ages 12 and up will be required to attend. 


Angels Gate Cultural Center and Feed & Be Fed are partnering on this outdoor Art Workshop series for children, ages 5-12!

All workshops will take place outdoors in the The Church Garden, 429 W 6th Street, San Pedro. COVID-19 safety protocols (mask wearing & contact tracing) will be enforced on-site.

Join Artist-Teacher Beth Elliott, and create art inspired by the outdoors!

The event will begin promptly at 10:30am. Please be sure to be at the Garden by that time.

Free event! Ages 5-12. Supplies will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sign up now!


Support Angels Gate Cultural Center today!

Our generous supporters help to make Angels Gate Cultural Center a vibrant arts hub within the Los Angeles Harbor Region. Our work would not be possible without this community of contributors. Angels Gate Cultural Center’s gallery exhibitions and cultural events serve students each academic year. However you choose to give, know that your contribution is critical to the ongoing success and excellence of our programs, both onsite at AGCC and in the community.

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San Pedro, CA 90731

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