Angels Gate Cultural Center 
May 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 Studio Artist Emporium is now open. Shop original artwork by 14 different Studio Artists including ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more. Click here.

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Studio Artist Lowell Nickel is participating in an exhibition of work by Instructors, Staff, and Students working in the MB Ceramics Studio at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. 

The exhibitionArchitecture of Touch: Manhattan Beach Ceramics Showcase, curated by Interim Cultural Arts Supervisor and Art Center curator Eric Brinkman, is open online now and is scheduled to run through June 27.

View the exhibition here

See More of Lowell’s Work
A new show by Studio Artist Leah Shane Dixon opens on May 15th from 7 to 11pm at  Loiter Galleries, 1800E. 4th St, Long Beach. Illuminations select works of Leah Shane Dixon, 2003-2021, on view Thurs-Sunday through June 17th, showcases a selection of acrylic and digital works from Leah Shane Dixon. This show is outdoors only! The works are projected inside the storefront window and viewable from the sidewalk.  
See More of Leah Shane’s Work
Studio Artist Ann Weber currently has work in two local exhibitions.

At the Long Beach Museum of Art, Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California, from April 1st through May 16th.
Pictured: Moon Over San Pedro, 2015, found cardboard, staples, polyurethane, 66 x 50 x 13 inches
Photo: Ray Carofano

At the Craft Contemporary Museum, Making Time, May 9 through September 12th. 

Other artists in this exhibition include Tanya Aguiñiga, Uzumaki Cepeda, Beatriz Cortez, Keiko Fukazawa, Katherine Gray, Gronk, Sherin Guirguis, Betye Saar, Timothy Washington, and Ann Weber.

Pictured:You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows, 2020, cardboard, staples, polyurethane, 101 x 44 x 20 inches
Photo: Ray Carofano
See More of Ann’s Work


Wednesday, May 26th 
6:30 – 8pm PST Online

Healing Centered Art: Many Paths to Wellness will be a facilitated discussion about the sharing and utilization of art to enhance our mental health and wellness, exploring how art can help heal individual and community trauma. Participants will be invited to create during a brief, opt-in art expression. Attendees can utilize any simple art supplies available at home.

The interactive panel will be facilitated by Tiombe Wallace, MS, MFT, and include artists Nica Aquino, Jason Jenn, Rosalyn Myles and Vojislav Radovanović, whose work is currently on view in Sanctuary of the Aftermath at Angels Gate Cultural Center.

Space is limited!
Reserve your ticket for this free, interactive panel discussion on eventbrite.

This event is made possible with generous support from WE RISE, an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. More information can be found at werise.la

Sanctuary of the Aftermath

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.

View virtual opening on recorded Facebook Live.
re-adaptations: re-envisioning art and connection
by Angels Gate Cultural Center Studio Artists

re-adaptations explores the necessary reinventions of our daily lives resulting from a shared pandemic experience. The artists explore the ways in which monumental events have created a seismic shift in how we connect – with each other, our daily routines, and inner-self.  We have had to relearn and re-examine what’s necessary, and most importantly, reconnect with those relationships whose significance has only become more apparent. 

Artists include Phoebe Barnum, Delora Bertsch, Lynn Doran, Beth Elliott, Henry Krusoe, Vanessa Madrid, Tim Maxeiner, W.S. Milner, Lowell Nickel, Michelle Seo, Nancy Voegeli-Curran, and Ann Weber.

View virtual opening on recorded Facebook Live.

Reserve a gallery appointment on eventbrite.
Explore the galleries virtually 


Artists-in-Classrooms Fall 2020-Spring 2021
Now more than ever, participation in the Arts and Arts Education is vital to the health of our communities. In 2020, AGCC’s Education staff fully transitioned the AIC program to a virtual model, with twelve sessions of live arts instruction via Zoom and 4 pre-recorded video lessons. This model of synchronous and asynchronous learning was designed in an effort to ensure access for all students, in light of attendance challenges schools faced this year. We also hand-delivered COVID-safe supply packages to each school we served, to ensure every student had the art materials they needed to participate in the program.  We were grateful to bring the Arts to local students, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Please enjoy this video highlighting our Education work this year!

At a Glance
14 Artist-Teachers on Staff
26 Arts Exploration Field Trips to our Virtual Galleries
52 Video Lessons Filmed
155 Participating Classrooms in 14 LAUSD + LBUSD Schools
1,800 Visual Arts & Creative Writing Supply Packages Delivered
4,300 Students Served
52,000 Hours of Arts Instruction!

Thank You to our Generous Supporters
Max H. Gluck Foundation
Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
Ruth & Joseph Reed Foundation
Crail-Johnson Foundation
Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
The California Arts Council
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.
Ashley Jones is in her 20th season as a dance educator, sharing her love of all styles with students of all ages and capabilities. She dances professionally with Contempo Ballet, Kenneth Walker Dance Project, and Chris Baltes’s Jazz Spectrum and is a freelance commercial dance artist and choreographer. Ashley holds a dual BA in Business Administration and Political Science, and an MA in Dance Education. In 2020, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts to study dance performance and choreography. Ashley’s areas of expertise include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, dance science, Pilates, dance management, and dance for disabilities. She has choreographed for many high school and professional dance teams, commercials, music videos, the Rose Parade, and her alma mater, USC! 

Instagram: @JonesinToDance & @JoneStudioDance


Angels Gate Cultural Center is seeking current undergraduate students for two 10-week paid internship positions. To learn more about our Arts Education and Development internships visit our website.
Saturday, May 15th, 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.

Is it a book, a visual poem, a collage!?

Join artist Linda Ravenswood in this collage hybrid workshop! We will attempt to make (at least) one folio — a collection of pages folded from an oversize piece of paper. We will work on a chosen theme and create collages from found items, paper objects, drawings, leaves, and poems. Prompts will be given, along with a timed guide to approach each page! You’ll emerge with a book. No wait, it’s a sculpture. Oh, I mean an object d’art. Oh what is this glorious handmade work!?

Collage-Hybrid Book Workshop – Suggested Materials:

  • brown paper, white paper, construction paper, gold paper, blue paper
  • magazine clippings, newspaper clippings
  • liquid glue, glue sticks
  • big needle, thick thread, silk thread, smaller needle
  • shells, buttons, stamps, stickers, leaves, fabric
  • pens, colored pencils
  • recycled paper, recycled cloth, recycled packaging
  • scissors

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.

soundpedro returns for ear-oriented multi-sensory presentations virtually!
soundpedro2021 begins on June 5th until November 27th (National Listening Day), with live streamed sound compositions, Earmaginations silent videos, performances and artist-curated events for Virtual BreakOut During the Outbreak Videos.  All events and more information can be found at soundpedro.org

Abigail Johnson, Alex Braidwood, Andre Perim, Andrew Dyet, Andrew Mandinach, Angel Alvarado, Anna Ursyn and Stuart Smith, Ashton S. Phillips, BGSU Art Animation FX Collective, Bonnie Mitchell & Elainie Lillios, BLACK HOLE, Black Masheeen, Black Silk, BlackSunHighDesert, Brandon Bollinger, C. Matthew Luther, Ching Ching Cheng, Chris Mandra, Connor James Hanlon, D A Ayer, Daniel Corral, David L Byrne, Deb Diehl, Dylan Ricards and Charles XXV, Eric Lennartson, FNORD!, Heather Williamson, Henry + Christenson, Henry Delargy, Henry, Henry Krusoe, Jackson Corbett Dillon and Mark x Farina, Jay Afrisando, Jeff Jacoby, Jose Trejo-Maya, Joshua Elza Breen-Tucci, Joshua Legallienne, Karena Massengill, Los Angeles Electroacoustic Ensemble, Lucinda Trask & Sasha Mandel, Margo Harms, María Alejandra Bulla, Martin Espino, Michael Mersereau, Miser, Mizz Conchi, Morgan Ray, Negro Cat, Peter Christenson, Phoebe Barnum & Turdmeister, Ricardo Tomasz, Rogerio Jardim, Severin Behnen and Hunter Ochs, Steve Ellison, Steven Speciale and his Loyola High School Students, Synthlab, Terry Braunstein, Tim Feeney, Vanessa Guerra, Vav Vavrek, VavNet, Vedran Mehinovic, wikiGong.com, XIOUPING, Ystalost
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.

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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