Angels Gate Cultural Center 
July 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: June Edmonds
Studio Artist Elyse Pignolet, currently in Ireland for her artist residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, has received an Individual Master Artist Project Grant (COLA) though the city of Los Angeles.

The exhibition 2023 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Master Artist Project (IMAP) Visual Artists Exhibition opens July 13th and runs through September 16th at the Los Angeles Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.

 Click here for more information 
See More of Elyse’s Work
Studio Artist Deborah Wright will be sharing advice, recommendations and key techniques for developing, managing and sculpting creative projects in ZBrush with Demystifying Post-Production: 3D Sculpting for Stage and Screen, part of the Maxon Demystify webinar series for July.

Starting Monday July 10th thru Monday the 31st, join Deborah as she demonstrates the techniques used to create the Lady Gaga Piano Tree from her World Tour last year
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Access the webinar here.
See More of Deborah’s Work

Studio Artist Lynn Doran’s print “Blue Rider” will be included in the upcoming show, Made in the USA – Freedom of Expression, at the TAG Gallery in Los Angeles. The show opens on July 26th and runs through Aug 11th.

More information can be found on the gallery website

Image: Blue Rider, Two plate linocut  – 8” x 12”
See More of Lynn’s Work
Studio Artist Lucinda Rudolph, who has been teaching art at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance School for a number of years, is spending the summer participating in the Arts Educator program at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.
See More of Lucinda’s Work

Studio Artist Delora Bertsch will be showing a couple of her Raku Ceramic pieces at The Summer Show at the Palos Verdes Art Center.  The opening reception is July 22nd, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  The show runs though August 19th.
More information on Palos Verdes Art Center can be found on their website.

See More of Delora’s Work

Studio Artist Michelle Seo will be holding an art sale in her studio in Building F at Angels Gate on July 29th, 11am to 5pm.

Congratulations to Michelle on her acceptance into the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University to pursue an MFA in Ceramics Art.

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. 
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In Part Two! a shadow out of the noise, a hyper-visceral experience is created by Beck+Col’s avant-garde use of opera, heavy metal, and fantastical wearable sculptures in their otherworldly performances.Creating overwhelming sensations that employ both the visual and auditory in decidedly non-traditional contexts, Beck+Col unleash the inner-self to arrive at raw and unrestrained human experience. 

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.

Solace / Sublime

Solace / Sublime is a group exhibition featuring the work of artists who look to phenomena of the natural world as a primary source of inspiration. The exhibition, curated by Molly Enholm Velazco, brings together the work of Contemporary Southern Californian artists Samantha Fields, Megan Frances, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, R. Nelson Parrish and Molly Enholm Velazco, seeks to explore a contrasting notion through the very elements often associated with the sublime experience. Through exploring these forces of nature, these artists embrace the dichotomies of the natural world: the minute and overwhelming, the eternal and the ephemeral, the solace and the sublime. 

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

Funding is provided by the California Natural Resources Agency for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. 


July Family Art Workshop 
California Native Plant Mixed-Media Collages!

Saturday, July 15th 1-2:30pm

Join us at Angels Gate Cultural Center for July’s Family Art Workshop.

Artist-Teacher Gloria Sanchez invites participants to engage with the energy and transmutation of two California Native plantsChia and White Sage. This workshop will emphasize the cultural relevance of these plants as sources of nutritional and spiritual sustenance to local tribal nations and beyond.

Following a cultural and sense-based introduction to Chia and White Sage, Ms. Gloria will lead participants in creating mixed media collages about their experience of interacting with these two California Native plant relatives.

All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Register on eventbrite!

This year Angels Gate Cultural Center welcomes three outstanding interns! 
Apolline Figueroa is our LA County Department of Arts and Culture Arts Education Intern. A recent graduate of San Pedro High School, she will be attending Harbor College in the fall pursuing a Liberal Arts degree.

Her personal arts practice includes multimedia collages consisting of paintings, drawings, writing, and other objects entwined with the canvas. She also makes clothes which she models and styles for promotions and events. This spring she joined the AGCC Mural workshop where she helped design and paint one of the murals on campus, entitled Tongva: Still Here.
LA County Department of Arts and Culture Sara Abrahamsson is a visual artist and Art History major at UCLA. Her artistic passions and interest in the administration of arts organizations led her to this exciting role at AGCC.

As a culmination of her research in Cuban post-revolutionary graphic art, Sara will complete an Honors thesis in her final year at UCLA. In her art practice, she explores themes of queerness in large-scale acrylic paintings, often tying historical events to her own experiences.

Our Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern this year is Freddie Camacho. Freddie is  a Filipino-American artist focusing on personal experiences and relationships that have shaped and impacted his gay identity.  Portraiture painting is an essential aspect of his work.

Freddie just completed a BFA in Drawing and Painting this year at California State University, Long Beach.


Save the date! We are proud to announce that Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) has once again been selected to participate in Long Beach Gives (LBG) on September 21st. Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that helps our organization raise funds and continue to provide arts education to students in need. With your help, we can expand the reach of our programming and continue to engage our community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events.

We hope you will save the date of September 21st, and encourage your friends and family to do the same! Learn more about AGCC’s participation in Long Beach Gives on our LBG page here.
Collage is an arts venue in San Pedro that opened in July 2021. Located in downtown San Pedro at 731 South Pacific Avenue, Collage is a place for Jazz, songwriters, art and sea shanties, plus more. 

For more information visit their website and their calendar for upcoming events.  
We’re thrilled to announce that our newly redesigned website goes live on July 13th.

Get ready for a fresh online experience at that showcases our incredible artists, gallery exhibitions, arts education programs, and more. Stay tuned for the big reveal!


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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