Angels Gate Cultural Center 
June 2021
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

The latest documentary film from Studio Artist Scott Anger, The Jihadist, began streaming on Tuesday, June 1st on PBS FRONTLINE.  

Over most of two decades, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani’s life has been a roadmap of Islamist militancy in Iraq and Syria. Designated a terrorist by the United States, the powerful Syrian militant now seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with an American journalist, the former Al Qaeda commander tells FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith his fight is with Syrian President Assad, not the U.S. Angels Gate artist Scott Anger, the director of photography and co-producer, and Smith travelled to Syria’s Idlib province to film with al-Jolani in February.

Watch the film:  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-jihadist/
See More on Scott’s Work
Studio Artist Lowell Nickel’s new artwork will be featured in “Anthropocene Epiphany: Art and Climate Change”, opening July 3rd at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana.
The Anthropocene is a new geologic era marked by the impact of human activity on the Earth. The term is gaining currency among curators and critics as artists confront the global climate crisis. In the Anthropocene Epiphany, highly accomplished creatives point the way toward a sustainable future.

Image: Lowell Nickel, Chop Chop 2020 ceramic and wood 64 in x 32 in x 34 in
See More of Lowell’s Work

The Studio Artist Emporium is now open. Shop new, original artwork by 14 different Studio Artists including ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more. Click here.

Support local San Pedro artists and our mission to provide space for artists to work and to engage the community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art and cultural events as a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Angels Gate Cultural Center.

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New Exhibition Opening Soon!


July 10 – September 11, 2021

Multiples presents works by Nathan Gulick, Colleen Hargaden, Seth Lower, Megan Mueller, Samuel Scharf, Noah Spindler, Katie Thoma, and Kayta Usvitsky, with a text by Hannah Sage Kay. 

This group of artists shares a strategy of building meaning from the multiple, from iterative or serial works, the use of standardized prefabricated materials, to the accumulation of images. These works challenge expectations of uniformity and predictability, in an effort to make citable organizational structures, units of construction in the built environment, and unseen material ubiquity.

Gallery appointments coming soon!

This exhibition is presented through support from the Pasadena Arts Alliance.
Image credit: Sincere Instances (Angels Gate), Nathan Gulick


Meet our new Artist-Teacher Coordinator!

Ana Guzman was born and raised in Los Angeles. A first-generation American, her family emigrated from El Salvador. Ana’s favorite medium is graphite, which she uses to create still-life and life-drawings. Skilled in Arts Integration, Ana is specifically interested in the intersection between Mathematics and Art. She received her B.A. in Art Education from California State University, Los Angeles, and holds a single-subject teaching credential in Art. Currently, Ana is completing her Masters in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from Pepperdine University. She has taught High School Art and Mathematics, and brings years of teaching and curriculum design experience to Angels Gate’s Education Team. Ana will support AGCC’s Artists-in-Classrooms program, Family Art Workshops, and Community Class program. She hopes to build inclusive and equitable opportunities for people to learn about the Arts at Angels Gate.


Saturday, June 19th, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm PST

Virtual Family Art Workshop! (via Zoom) 

Sign up today!  Register on eventbrite, and you will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

Join Artist-Teacher Carlos Eduardo Gacharná in this fun workshop exploring color and culture! We’ll be making our own tile patterns based on the art from two different cultures in the African Diaspora, the Ashanti of West Africa, and The Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn how stories and patterns spread and how folktales inspire modern day cultural icons like Spiderman and The Avengers!

Suggested Materials:

  • White paper
  • Ruler/straightedge
  • Coloring supplies – colored pencils or skinny markers recommended, but any coloring supplies will work!

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Questions? Email colleen@angelsgateart.org

This event is brought to you through support from the California Arts Council.

soundpedro2021 continues through November 27th.

July 12 – Earmaginations [silent videos] – new and retrospective.

July 18 – World Listening Day: Alex Braidwood, Board Member, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology will host a performance.

July 28 – Artist Curated Event (ACE) PopUp – First of a series of artist curated events, other dates between August and November TBA.

August 5 and 11: VBODOBV : Virtual BreakOut During the OutBreak Videos.

November 18 – UnƧightly: Sound Poetry

 All events and more information can be found at soundpedro.org
soundpedro2021 call for art submissions:

FLOOD is seeking videos up to 3 minutes in length for online presentations in summer, 2021. The deadline to submit is June 18th. More information about submitting is available at: http://www.soundpedro.org/participate


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.

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San Pedro, CA 90731

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