Angels Gate Cultural Center 
August 2023
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. 
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Studio Artists

In Studio with Angels Gate: Jesse Small
In Studio with Angels Gate this month’s visit is with Studio Artist Jesse Small.

Visit our youtube page for the In Studio with Angels Gate series, Studio Soup artist talks, virtual exhibitions and more.
With her beautiful new work, Avocet, Studio Artist Da Aie Park joins several other artists in a new exhibition opening at the Shatto Gallery, OUR RIVER: city floodplain, an exploration of the iconic Los Angeles River.

The exhibition runs from August 12th through September 16th. More information can be found on the gallery website.

Image:  Avocet, aluminum mesh, 2023
See More of Da Aie’s Work

Studio Artist Lynn Doran’s print Inner- Self  is accepted in the CA 101 exhibition  presented by the Friends of Redondo Beach Arts at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. The opening reception is August 25th 6:00-9:00pm. 

More information can be found on the gallery website

Image: Black & white Lino-cut  18.5” x 26”
See More of Lynn’s Work
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of photographer Slobodan Dimitrov. Slobodan was a Studio Artist with Angels Gate Cultural Center for 30+ years, during which he photographed many fellow Studio Artists for his Artist Portraits series.

Throughout his life, Slobodan dedicated himself to extensive projects that expertly utilized photography to document the labor force, including a 20-year project documenting the Piledrivers Union Local 2375 and Local 34. The Longshore, a mural which depicts the various longshore occupations in the Port of Los Angeles, can be seen at 255 West 7th Street in San Pedro, CA.

Prolific and engaged, Slobodan had an immense impact on the Angels Gate community and he will be missed.
Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that helps our organization raise funds and continue to engage our community through arts education, exhibitions, cultural events, and so much more. In 2021, we raised more than $37,000 during this exciting fundraiser!

We can’t wait to see how you’ll show your support for AGCC and the arts in your community this year. Help us spread the word: Long Beach Gives takes place on September 21st, but you can make a donation to our campaign as early as September 14th! Don’t forget to ask your employer if they’ll match your donation to AGCC.

Want to go the extra mile? Consider becoming a peer funder by setting your own fundraising goal and encouraging your friends and family to contribute.

Learn more about AGCC’s participation in Long Beach Gives on our LBG page here.

Visit Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings directly from our Studio Artists. 

New work added!

Available for purchase:  sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by different Angels Gate Studio Artists. 
Shop Now!


Gallery Conversations: Part Two! a shadow out of the noise

On Saturday, August 26th, there will be an Artist Talk and Performance featuring the artists of Part Two! a shadow out of the noise, also on view at the AGCC Gallery. This event will include a performance by Kayla Aguila and Tetiana Sklyarova, followed by an Artist Talk with the performers and Beck+Col. More info here.

The exhibition will be on view from July 8th – September 9th, 2023. 

This exhibition is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the Pasadena Art Alliance. Funding is also provided by the California Natural Resources Agency for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment.


Gallery Conversations: Solace / Sublime

Join us for an in-gallery Artist Talk featuring the artists of Solace / Sublime, currently on view at AGCC through September 9th. Guest curated by Molly Enholm Velazco, this group exhibition explores the elemental forces of nature to find moments of hope and solace, perhaps even reaching the sublime. Solace / Sublime features the work of contemporary Southern Californian artists Samantha Fields, Megan Frances, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, R. Nelson Parrish and Molly Enholm Velazco.

This iteration of Gallery Conversations, AGCC’s onsite Artist Talk series, will feature the curator and artists of Solace / Sublime in a live conversation and Q&A in the gallery. Visit eventbrite for more information and to sign up for reminder emails.

The exhibition will be on view from July 8th – September 9th, 2023.

The gallery is open to the public Thursday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm. To learn more, please visit angelsgateart.org.

This exhibition is supported by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Department Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.


August Family Art Workshop 
Paper Crafting with Symmetry!

Saturday, August 19th 1-2:30pm

Join Artists Freddie Camacho and Annie Parsons for August’s Family Art Workshop, inspired by Part Two! a shadow out of the noise, currently on view in the AGCC Gallery.

Unleash your creativity in our fantastic paper-crafting adventure! We’ll dive into the world of mirror images using scissors, glue, and colorful construction paper. Find your special style and create an artistic masterpiece that reflects your unique identity! Don’t wait—secure your spot now for a fun and imaginative journey!

All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If the event is sold out, we encourage you to come in case there are no-shows.

This event is brought to you through generous support from the California Arts Council.

Register on eventbrite!

The FORTNIGHT CONCERT SERIES is back with performances for an intimate audience midway through the Leary Battery tunnel.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance—get yours today and join us this summer for conversation, storytelling, and great music!

Click here for tickets or more information.
soundpedro2023 ACE [Artist Curated Events]

FLOOD seeks proposals for self-produced Audio and Video presentations of sound art installations, performances, and more….

The deadline September 3rd 2023.

Selected works will be presented online by Soundwalk during the month of October 2023.

Visit the soundpedro website for more information.


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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