Angels Gate Cultural Center 
February 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, our short interview video series, features Studio Artist Elyse Pignolet this month. Take a closer look into Elyse’s practice and process.

Filmed and edited by SuJan Creative

STACKING / UP,  at the Loft Gallery has been extended through March 2nd.

Curated by participating artists Janice Govaerts and Jim Murray, this group exhibition features the work of AGCC Studio Artists Phoebe Barnum, Lowell Nickel, and Nancy Voegeli-Curran, along with Eugene Daub, Anne Daub, Eric Johnson, Gregorio Nocon, Michael Stearns, Peggy Sivert, Mayra Zaragoza and Ben Zask.

Open by appointment through the closing reception on First Thursday, March 2nd.
See More of Studio Artists’ Work

Representing the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, Studio Artist Jesse Small had several pieces featured in the annual Palm Spring Art and Design Fair this month.

More information.
See More of Jesse’s Work

Long time Studio Artist Frank Minuto is working on a new commissioned portrait this month. Frank is also continuing to work on his series of robot paintings and is writing a book about his art and life with his wife.
See More of Frank’s Work
Pure Filth Machine is a leaky water filtration/contamination system and immersive sound, video and material installation by Studio Artist Ashton S. Phillips and artist Dylan Ricards featured at the Dutzi Gallery at Cal State Long Beach. Utilizing locally sourced water, pollution-consuming bacteria and fungi, a dozen working water pumps, hundreds of feet of black vinyl tubing, 400 sq. ft of cut and hung vinyl surfaces, and a forest of bound and suspended video projectors, Pure Filth Machine performs the precarity of dirty/clean dualism and invites the human visitor to become a part of the purifying muck.  

Video and photos can be found on Ashton’s Instagram.
See More of Ashton’s Work

Studio Artist Beth Elliott will be holding a Cyanotype workshop at Cabrillo Beach.
Cyanotype Workshop: Seaweed
Saturday, February 25. 10:30am – 1:30pm
Attendance very limited = personal attention.
No prior experience necessary.  All materials provided. 
$25 per person
Pre registration is required
Text 562-508-6947 for info & registration.
See More of Beth’s Work
Congratulations to Studio Artist Lucinda Rudolph for being selected as Teacher of Year (TOY) at Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club’s 2022-2023 educator of the year awards. Along with teaching Visual Arts at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools, Lucinda has been a studio artist for many years and currently manages the Saturday Morning Life Drawing Class here at Angels Gate.
See More of Lucinda’s Work

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

Available for purchase:  jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen different artists. 
Shop Now!
Our Studio Artist Program welcomes three new MFA students from the Syracuse University Turner Residency program. 
Markus Denil is from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in rural Nova Scotia, Canada where he grew up with few rules or limitations as the restless middle child of two Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University educated artists.  Denil received a BFA in studio art with a minor in interdisciplinary studies in sexuality from Concordia University in Montreal, where he graduated with distinction. He is currently spending the second spring semester of his MFA at Syracuse University working in Los Angeles as part of the LA Turner Residency program.
Jaleel Blanchard creates paintings of figures using the visual vocabulary of comics. His art explores and challenges the conceived notion of how portraiture is normally created. Combining his understanding of historical portraiture with the gesture lines of a graphic novel, he seeks to question what a black nerd aesthetic would look like. By situating himself in the world of afrosurrealism, he draws the world around him using the narratives he would like to see to describe his experience as an African American.
Joseph Troxler is from the south, raised by southerners, and grew up in places like central Asia, eventually settling in North Central Pennsylvania. At the age of eight, his family embarked on a five year mission to Kazakhstan, where Joseph would spend his time drawing and escaping to far off worlds through building forts, during the summers, and ice slides with his two brothers during the harsh winters. Upon returning to the US he divided his time, continuing drawing, playing video games and sports. Joseph Troxler received his BA from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA  in 2017. 


Uplifting Tales and Eroded Histories

January 21 – March 25, 2023

Uplifting Tales and Eroded Histories is an installation by artists Richard Turner, Michael Davis, and Paul Harris. This exhibition takes its inspiration from the unsettled geology of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, inviting us to read rock as a text that is both history and prophecy in two distinct installations. 

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Pasadena Art Alliance. 

More information on our website.

Trade Fare Social

January 21 – March 25, 2023

Trade Fare Social engages the audience as participants – not merely viewers – in art as social practice. These works explore the relationship between viewer and maker, inviting collaboration and exchange around critical social issues. Featuring artists kelli rae adams, Melissa Bouwman, the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms, and Mark Rumsey. 

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

More information on our website.


Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to present artists Narsiso Martinez and Dominique Moody in the upcoming edition of the quarterly series, Studio Soup. The conversation will explore the artists’ shared interests in nontraditional materials, nomadic family histories, and address their practice’s impact.
February’s Family Art Workshop with artist-curator Richard Turner and artist-teacher Anna Erneholm.

Saturday February 18th, 1pm-2:30pm

Angels Gate offers monthly free art workshops. All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101! COVID-19 safety protocols (mask wearing & contact tracing) will be enforced. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Have you ever heard of drawing with stones? It’s possible with some ink and paint! In this Rolling Stone Drawings workshop, you will learn to make beautiful abstract drawings by rolling stones back and forth over sheets of paper.  Supplies will be provided. Register today!
soundpedro2023 MINGLE Call for Submissions
FLOOD seeks sound art for inclusion in a variety of on-site and online presentations June 3 – November 24, 2023.
More information here


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