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ArtLab: Painting Dolphin Relatives with Artist-Teacher Gloria – Sold Out

November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) and the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) are collaborating on monthly Science & Art Workshops! Every first Saturday of the Month. Free for all, kids and adults, all ages welcome. Join us for an afternoon of science and art!

Free for all, kids and adults, all ages welcome.

We are so excited to host you at the Marine Mammal Care Center this Saturday November 4th! Unfortunately, we are postponing our workshop with Carla Marie Jewelry until a later date.

On a positive note, we will have artist Artist-Teacher Gloria Sanchez fill in and host a workshop to honor Native American Heritage Month! Artist-Teacher Gloria will guide participants in a dolphin painting workshop where your mammal friend will jump from sky to sea!

This workshop explores the importance of the dolphin relative to the Tongva Nation – the first people of our land.

“The dolphins symbolized their relationship to the sea, as the Tongva hunted fish for food and were skilled seafarers (Chambers). More generally, the dolphin circle symbolizes the spiritual connection that the Tongva felt towards animals. Jimi Castillo, a 62-year-old war veteran and Native American of mixed Tongva and Acjachemem ancestry, his excursion to Catalina Island to assist in the return of the buffalo that were transplanted there for a film in 1924:

On the way to the island we must have seen thousands upon thousands of dolphins, which are sacred to our people. We call them Torovim and refer to them as the ancient ones. We believe they speak our language, they’re part of our creation story. They were headed in the same direction, toward Pimu. On our way back from the island we saw them again and they were headed in the opposite direction, back towards the mainland. I believe that the dolphins opened up the pathway for these buffalo to cross the ocean. It was very emotional and touching to see all these things connected in this ceremony.”

-Castillo notes that the Tongva considered the dolphins sacred, which is evident in the creation story regarding them.

Maximum room for 30 people

ArtLab is back at the MMCC in-person! Please meet us in the classroom at MMCC before 1 PM to claim your reservation. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The event will begin promptly at 1pm.

Questions? Do you have any needs or accommodations that will make this event more accessible for you? Please, email tess@angelsgateart.org

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November 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Marine Mammal Care Center
3601 S. Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-5677
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