Angels Gate Cultural Center 
January 2023
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

Studio Artists

We are thrilled for the launch of In Studio with Angels Gate, a new short interview  video series featuring a different Angels Gate Cultural Center Studio Artist each month. Take a closer look into Anna Erneholm’s practice and process.

Filmed and edited by SuJan Creative
Photo by Jose Cordon

A new show, STACKING / UP, opened this month at the Loft Gallery. 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, February 4th.
See More of Studio Artists’ Work
Studio Artist Elyse Pignolet has a large ceramic installation, entitled “Second Sex”, (image on the right) included in the Scripps 78th Ceramic Annual, opening Jan 21st.

The exhibition highlights “how artists have used words incorporated with clay to illustrate, emphasize and elaborate on social, political, and gender concepts along with personal inspirations.” The gallery is open from 1 to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday during exhibitions. The exhibition runs through April 2nd.

More information.
See More of Elyse’s Work

Studio Artist Jesse Small joins a group of invited artists in an exhibit in this month at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York. Entitled Abstractions, it is a show of paintings, sculpture, and watercolors. Jesse’s work is all new multicolored wall pieces made from cutout steel.

The show runs from January 12 – March 4, 2023. More information can be found on the gallery website.
See More of Jesse’s Work

Angeles Gate Cultural Center master printmaker Nguyen Ly is guest curating an exhibition for the Orange County Center of Contemporary Art.

The exhibition is called Pressing Together Merging Styles + Ideas Through Printmaking. Some of his students from Angels Gate Printmaking classes are  participating in the exhibition. 

More information 
Please join us in giving a big welcome to our newest Studio Artist Dominique Moody. An assemblage artist, Dominique is a Visual Storyteller; manifesting narrative, figurative and architectural expressions through collage, assemblage and text. Both self-taught and formally educated, her early traditional portrait skills were honed while attending Pratt Institute; and later, at UC Berkeley where she began reimagining her portraits as box sculptures.

Her works are in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.
See More of Dominque’s Work

Mark your calendars for a performance by The Mourners, featuring Studio Artist Candice Gawne, at the Sardine in San Pedro on Saturday, January 28th. 

More information

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!


Opening reception:

Uplifting Tales and Eroded Histories

Saturday, January 21st, 3pm-5pm

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.

Opening reception:
Trade Fare Social

Saturday, January 21st, 3pm-5pm

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.


You are cordially invited to celebrate the achievements of our Artists-In-Classroom students at their winter exhibition, Direct from the Classroom: Works by Young Artists.

Selected artworks from 10 area schools created during a twelve-week term with a resident Angels Gate Artist-Teacher will be on view from 2:30 – 5:00 PM on January 21st.
Make a Milagro! with Artist-Teacher Karen Emonts
Saturday January 21st, 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. 

Join Artist-Teacher Karen Emonts to create Milagros, small metal votives popular in many parts of Latin America to petition the saints for a wish, for thanks, or for protection. Using metal foil, India ink, pencils and markers we will design and create a unique Milagro to express a special wish, gratitude, to carry for good luck, or maybe as an expression of love! Supplies will be provided. Register today!

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes

Learn traditional Hawaiian songs, oldies, and rock tunes from the 60s- 90s. Some of the material includes Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Marley, Beatles, Rolling Stones.

Check out this great San Pedro Today article about Instructor Mr. Greg and his ukulele classes.

Interested students, please go to www.SanPedroUkulele.com 


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.

Donate Today

Angels Gate Cultural Center is funded by:
and the generous support of Organizations and
Individuals like you.

Angels Gate Cultural Center 
3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Copyright ©2023, All rights reserved.

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

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.