Angels Gate Cultural Center 
February 2022
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

Studio Artist Tim Maxiener is currently exhibiting his work Light Sculptures in the “Blaues Haus” (blue house) run by  Raumpflegekultur e.v. in Ausburg, Germany.

Raumpflegekultur e.v. is an arts organization which temporarily takes over empty buildings until they get torn down or used otherwise. In this building the window is the gallery space while the first and second floor are used as artist studios. 

More of Tim’s installation can be viewed here.
See More of Tim’s Work

GRAIN, a solo exhibition featuring wooden sculptures by studio artist Anna Erneholm opens this month. An opening reception will be held on February 19th 1 to 5pm with the show running through March 19th 2022. 

More information can be found on the Shatto Gallery’s website here. 
Anna Erneholm, Vi, plywood, 2021.
See More of Anna’s Work

Studio artist Jesse Small recently completed a 18 foot wide, 18 foot tall archway for Tulelake, CA. It is a memorial for the veterans of Tulelake and forms the entry for an urban park.  The 5 branches of service are represented in the logo designs, each of which was remastered and optimized for the laser cutting process.

Pictured above: Jesse Small, #touchingfire2, enameled steel, 2018.
Jesse also has a piece in Intersect Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Intersect Palm Springs is a annual contemporary art and design fair which runs  February 10-13th this year. You may find more information on the event on the website here.
See More of Jesse’s Work
      Image above Courtesy of the  Luis De Jesus Gallery.

Studio Artist June Edmonds’ current show “June Edmonds: Full Spectrum,” a 40-year survey exhibition currently on view at LMU’s Laband Art Gallery has been extended to March 6, 2022. 

The show is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday. Reservation and proof of vaccination is required. Sign up at the Laband Gallery website.

Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr. (310) 338-2880. 
See More of June’s Work
In celebration of National Black History Month former Studio Artist, Matthew Thomas opened an exhibition this month titled Matthew Thomas, Enlightened  at the California African American Museum. 
This exhibition runs through August 7, 2022. For more information go to the CAAM website.

Matthew Thomas, Realms of Intention, 2016. Acrylic on wood, 72 x 49 in. Courtesy the artist.
A Practical Guide to Parlor Games & Magic, a group exhibition featuring work by Studio Artist Phoebe Barnum, is currently on view at The Loft at Liz’s.

Curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanovic, the show has been extended through March 1st.
More information on the gallery website.
Image courtesy of Phoebe Barnum.
See More of Phoebe’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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You are invited to join the Artists and Curator for a live, interactive conversation about PORTALS

Thursday, February 17th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm PST
Eventbrite registration is required for this free, virtual event. Sign up today!

PORTALS reflects on the transformative nature of passageways – contemplating ideas of boundaries, entrance and egress, progress, and travel into the unknown. Join AGCC with Curator Stephanie Sherwood and the exhibiting artists, in this interactive discussion about PORTALS.

Erin Harmon, Erika Lizée, Elana Mann, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Alicia Piller, Esther Ruiz, Howard Schwartzberg and Svetlana Shigroff

Thursday, February 17th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm PST
Eventbrite registration is required for this free, virtual event. Sign up today!
Esther Ruiz, Well XV. Photo by Justin Galligher.

PORTALS is currently on view through March 26th, open to visitors Thursdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm.
Learn more about PORTALS.

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

PORTALS is made possible with generous support from the Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Program and the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Stuart Hamilton: Earthly Meditations
In the Gallery through March 26th, 2022

Angels Gate Cultural Center celebrates the life of Stuart Hamilton, late AGCC Studio Artist, in Stuart Hamilton: Earthly Meditations. The exhibition includes works made during the artist’s 10-year history at the Center. Earthly details taken out of context – stones, sticks, and bone fragments – are arranged in geometric patterns reflecting a sense of order in a meditative process that carefully considers the natural world. This juxtaposition – of the simple, small, and oft disregarded – against the visual complexity of land formations in rhythmic topographic line, invites an alternative consideration and appreciation. All of the work in this exhibition is available for sale. 
Learn more about Earthly Meditations.

Information on visiting the gallery can be found on our website at Angelsgateart.org.
      Stuart Hamilton, Map on Map Circles, 2020 


Sat, February 19, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Angels Gate will be holding our February Family Art Workshop ONLY on Zoom! Event begins promptly at 1pm – please be sure to be on Zoom by that time.

Check back soon for more information about our February workshop!

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
Questions? Email colleen@angelsgateart.org

Sign up today! 

Register on eventbrite, and you will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

Midweek Feast 
Poetry & Cooking Inspired Workshop with Nancy Lynée Woo

Wednesday, March 2nd
6:30 – 8pm, Online

Register on eventbrite

Midweek Feast is a monthly virtual writing workshop using recipes and poems as inspiration to cook and write together in community. Nancy Lynée Woo, published poet and 2022 Artist At Work fellow, will lead this series from her home kitchen. Attendees can sign up for free to join the virtual first installment online at eventbrite.com.

Inspired by the anthology Feast: Poetry & Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), Nancy Lynée Woo will demonstrate a recipe for cabbage fritters and read a selection from the anthology in this first installment. Attendees can participate in the casual at- home cooking demonstration and/or writing exercise to accompany the dish. Registered attendees will receive the recipe ahead of time. Participants will have the option to share their writing in a safe and supportive space. This is an all-levels cooking and writing workshop – no experience necessary. Midweek Feast is designed to link the nourishment of the body, mind, and soul. 

Artists At Work (AAW) is a workforce resilience program designed to support the rebuilding of healthy communities through artistic civic engagement. THE OFFICE performing arts + Film has partnered with the LA County Department of Arts and Culture to implement the AAW initiative in Los Angeles with the goals of supporting local cultural organizations, paying participating artists a living wage, and building healthy communities through partnership. More information about the program is available at www.artists-at-work.org.

Register on eventbrite
Exploring Your Subconscious Portal
An Introduction to Hypnosis with Diana Seva

Monday March 7th
7:30pm – 8:15pm, online
Register on eventbrite

Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness where the body is relaxed while the mind is awake. In a relaxed and focused state, it allows greater access to your subconscious mind – allowing one to be more receptive to generative change and healing. Join Diana Seva of Ground & Feel for a free virtual gathering to this introductory workshop, where she will dispels hypnosis myths, dive into the origins of hypnosis, explain how it works, and leads attendees through a group trance.

Diana Seva of Ground & Feel was born right on the new moon in Moscow, Russia and has been in awe of this mysterious human experience ever since. She specializes in subconscious reprogramming & body tending practices through her work as a Clinical Hypnotist, Yoga Teacher, Sound & Energy Healer. She works with people in private courses and in group classes and trainings, virtually and worldwide. Read more at

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Soundpedro2022 ((((ꓘɔɒᗺ ǝɔnυoꓭ))((Bounce BacK)))) returns as an on-campus main event on June 4th, 7-10pm (subject to COVID updates at that time).

FLOOD is now accepting project submissions through March 31st. For more information visit www.soundpedro.org

Adobe Punk World Premiere
March 2022

Adobe Punk
is an original theater work by About…Productions. In February 2020 Angels Gate Cultural Center hosted work-in-progress readings. The show now premieres March 19, 2022 at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles. 

We have been offered a discount for tickets. Use the code: ANGEL5 (For $5 off General Admission. Does not apply to previews or opening night.) The show runs through April 2rd.  For more information and for tickets go to the website here.

Adobe Punk
Punk music finds life in one of L.A.’s oldest adobe homes in this original  theaterwork. Set in the early 1980s in working-class Bell Gardens, three young punk musicians from disparate cultures squat in a vacant house. As the trio builds its punk songbook, and a life-size zine, they define their artistic identity and find their place in the musical and historic landscape of L.A.


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3601 S. Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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