Angels Gate Cultural Center 
March 2021
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

Launches March 19th! 

Angels Gate Cultural Center is excited to announce the launch of our all new Studio Artist Emporium on March 19th 2021. Shop original artwork by 15 different Studio Artists including ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more.

This is a great opportunity to support local San Pedro artists and Angels Gate Cultural Center’s 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.

The link to the Emporium will be on our website www.angelsgateart.org! 
Studio Artist Lowell Nickel will be going to the Granite Hills to plant this year’s stoneware Faux Stones.

This is the twentieth year for his Land art project.  In this project he has placed  more than three hundred objects in five states.
See More of Lowell’s Work

Studio Artist Elyse Pignolet is currently in a 3-person show, Space as Presence at the Long Beach Museum of Art DT. The show opened on February 24th and runs through May 1st. The Museum is open to private reservation only. Click here for more information. 


Elyse is also featured at the large group exhibition, Couriers of Hope at the Port City Creative Guild. 

To view this virtual exhibition online go to the website.
See More of Elyse’s Work
While working in her studio during the pandemic, Studio Artist Phoebe Barnum has been using her iphone camera to document the wild and wonderful surroundings at Angels Gate Cultural Center. She says, “Being able to enjoy Angels Gate and photograph some of it’s wonders during this pandemic has been extraordinary.”
Since the ceramics workshop is still closed for general use on campus, she has also been working on a series of oil pastels that have been her expression of the myriad emotions of the last year.
Follow Phoebe on Instagram to see more of her photos.
See more of Phoebe’s work
In the spirit of starting 2021 off with a powerful exercise, Studio Artist Deborah Wright says she is committed to sculpting 30 3D models in 30 days.
Each model was sculpted, posed, painted and rendered in 8 hours or less. 
To see more, please visit her Sketchfab site at: 
To discuss a project you wish to develop, please contact her directly through her website:
See More of Deborah’s Work


Coming Soon! 

Sanctuary of the Aftermath

Opens Virtually April 10th

Curated by Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović, Sanctuary of the Aftermath investigates how art can create new channels for healing and reflection on shared societal traumas through video, installation, and sculpture. Los Angeles based artists on view include Nica Aquino, Joseph Carrillo, Jeff Frost, Anita Getzler, David Hollen, Jason Jenn, Ibuki Kuramochi, Rosalyn Myles, Vojislav Radovanović, Alison Ragguette, and Kayla Tange.

Learn more information about Sanctuary of the Aftermath at angelsgateart.org 

Jeff Frost, Circle of Abstract Ritual (video still)


Meet Our Artist-Teachers
Angels Gate Cultural Center’s education program, Artists-in-Classroom (AIC), places professional Artist-Teachers into public schools throughout the Harbor Region to provide enriching arts experiences to students K-12. These teachers bring their own process and artistic expression into the classroom, and provide interdisciplinary education in the visual and performing arts.
Rebekah Neel is an artist and educator with a deep love for the wisdom of artists and their power to affect change. Raised in China, Hong Kong, and Thailand, Rebekah has now found her home in Los Angeles.

A passion for life-long learning led Rebekah to design her own self-directed M.F.A. program in Matriarchal Art Practice. This program — based on the overlooked labor of caretakers — incorporates performative art practice, collaborative research projects, and domestic craft. Rebekah’s artwork is rooted in identity and often features printmaking, collage, mixed media, and found objects. 

For more than 10 years, Rebekah has used her BA in Art Education to lead arts workshops for participants of all ages across Pasadena and Los Angeles.


Saturday, March 20, 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.

FOLDING! In this Family Art Workshop we will peek into the fascinating world of paper folding. We will explore different techniques of folding paper. We will work on both easy, more basic folding projects, and more challenging ones, too! There might also be a chance to share your own favorite folding technique, or origami figure.


  • White computer paper (if you have origami paper you can use that, too!)
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or other writing utensil (optional)

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.

The next installation in the Studio Soup quarterly series is March 23rd!
Sign up today! 

The previous Studio Soup discussions are available on our website!


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

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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