Angels Gate Cultural Center 
January 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
Join us in celebrating 40 years of art and arts education at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC)! The Center has been dedicated to serving the Los Angeles Harbor Region with year-round exhibitions, arts education and cultural events and has a big year planned.

This year we will be celebrating our long running history of art, arts education advocacy and honor the artists who have helped bring that vision to life throughout the years.  If you know someone who is a studio artists alumnus or has taught or worked here in the past please ask them to get in touch so we can include them in this 40th year celebration.

Go to our website for more on our 40 years!

Studio Artists

Michelle Seo, DUST (page 26), 2020. Watercolor and ink on paper. 10 1/2 x 7 1/5 inches
Daniel Porras, Creature on Fire, 2020. Oil on canvas. 12 x 9 inches
Studio Artists MIchelle Seo and Daniel Porras are participating in a two person exhibition at Cornelius Projects in San Pedro! The show is called DUST and WISPS and will run from Jan 08 – Feb 26. 
The opening reception has been postponed until further notice. The exhibition is viewable in person Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 P.M. or by appointment (310) 266-9216. Capacity is limited to 5 people at a time.

More information can be found on the Cornelius Projects website.
See More of These Artists’ Work
Studio artist Lynn Doran’s photography is included in the The Winter Show at the Palos Verdes Art Center. The Winter show  is a juried all-media online exhibition hosted by Palos Verdes Art Center open only to  Art Center members. The show runs through January 17th. Hours and more information can be found on the Art Center’s site.

Lynn Doran, Fun in the Sun, 17×24″ archival print
See More of Lynn’s Work

A Practical Guide to Parlor Games & Magic a group show curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanovic at the Loft at Liz’s Gallery continues through January 2022. The show features work by studio artist Phoebe Barnum.

Described as a whimsical exhibition A Practical Guide to Parlor Games & Magic imaginatively and unexpectedly explores themes that are divine and delightful, peculiar and puzzling, mysterious and macabre. 

Viewing information can be found on the Loft website.
See More of Phoebe’s Work
Studio Artist Shane Dixon recently announced their participation on Patreon, where exclusive bonus content, is available with membership sign-up at Patreon.

Shane recently spoke with Melina Paris of Angel City Culture Quest, a local arts and culture podcast. Use this link to listen to their conversation.
See More of Shane’s Work
Visit Angel 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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PORTALS reflects on the transformative nature of passageways – contemplating ideas of boundaries, entrance and egress, progress, and travel into the unknown. These gateways facilitate growth through the change they welcome into our worlds. Working in tapestry, drawing, neon sculpture, resin and site-specific installation among other mixed media, the artists explore transformation, with the Port of Los Angeles as a relevant foil. PORTALS invites an experiential look at the work of nine contemporary artists whose works speak to the nature of these life-altering gateways. 

Curated by Stephanie Sherwood, PORTALS and includes works by Erin Harmon, Erika Lizée, Elana Mann, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Alicia Piller, Adam Rabinowitz, Esther Ruiz, Howard Schwartzberg, and Svetlana Shigroff.
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

Angels Gate Cultural Center is celebrating the life of Stuart Hamilton, late AGCC Studio Artist, in Stuart Hamilton: Earthly Meditations. The exhibition includes over 50 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. As the artist remarked on his practice, “I’ve chosen to focus on the beauty of the small and unspectacular from the natural world around me.” 
Learn more about Earthly Meditations.

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


Sat, January 15, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

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

This month, join Artist-Teacher Amanda Parsons in a mixed-media workshop! For the first workshop of the year, we are creating mixed media family portraits. We’ll be working with a variety of materials, including watercolors, pastels, and collage. Gather photos and anything else you’d like to use to make a portrait that’s unique and personal to your family!

Materials Suggested:

-Watercolor paper or cardstock for your background

-Watercolor paints, brush, and small cup of water

-Pastels, markers, colored pencils, or crayons

-Colored paper, magazine clippings, photographs, or other material for collage (optional)


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.

Studio Soup is a quarterly series of candid conversations about process, featuring guest artists who share their experience and practice. Artist Peggy Reavey, hosts this closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be.

Join the conversation with Peggy Reavey and San Pedro based photographers Ray Carofano, Dennis Keeley and Guillaume Zuili.

Eventbrite registration is required for this free, virtual event.
Sign up today!

Join the Marine Mammal Education Team and an Angels Gate Artist-Teacher to learn about Food Chains and Webs and create your own artwork. The afternoon will begin with an introduction to Food Chains and Webs – who’s eating who in the ocean? Learn what makes the ocean green (it’s not usually blue). This is followed by an Art Workshop led by an Angels Gate Artist-Teacher.

February ArtLab takes place on Zoom. Workshop begins at 1pm, please be on Zoom at that time.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Questions? Email colleen@angelsgateart.org

Eventbrite registration is required for this free, virtual event.
Sign up today!


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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Thank you to our generous supporters.

Angels Gate Cultural Center 
3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
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Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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