Angels Gate Cultural Center 
November 2022
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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Open Studios Day
Saturday, November 19th
Noon to 4pm


Open Studios Day is a free family event that provides the public a glimpse into the process and artwork of local artists who create at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC). 

AGCC hosts one of the largest studio artist programs in the region with a diverse range of artistic disciplines including ceramics, photography, printmaking, writing, sculpture, videography, music, and painting. This self-guided tour of artist studios provides a unique opportunity to interact with the artists and purchase contemporary works of art. A roster of the artists who create at AGCC can be found at www.angelsgateart.org. 

Free events will take place throughout the day – including live printmaking demonstrations.  Family Art Workshop welcomes participants of all ages in building G. 

In addition to the workshop and open studios, we have two shows up in our gallery, We Run Things, Things Don’t Run We and Artists At Work. Slanguage Studio will be hosting a panel titled “Slanguage Across Generations” featuring artists Alonso Garzon, Yadira Agredano, Oralia Rubio, and Tony Lopez. They will be discussing their experiences with Slanguage as a multigenerational space centered on mentorship, exposure and growth, and how it has shaped them as artists and as people.

Studio Artists

Congratulations to AGCC Studio Artist Robert Alexander for receiving the 2022 Gallery Curator’s Choice Award & Unanimous Jury Award – Ink for his pieces featured in Ink and Clay 45: The Art of Type at the Kellogg Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona.
For more information visit Kellogg Gallery.

Image: Robert Alexander, Terrain/Tirer Parti_01, 2020, survey card, magazine Letraset type, ink, 41 x 12”
Image use courtesy of the artist.
Studio Artist Michelle Seo is participating in a group show at Flux Art Space, curated by Betsy Lohrer Hall.

The exhibition, Shape, Pattern, Story also includes the of works Evie Erickson, Kaoru Mansour, and Surge Witrön.

The exhibition runs from Nov 19 – Dec 17, 2022 at Flux Art Space Long Beach.

See More of Michelle’s Work
Studio Artist Regina Herod’s sculptural work is featured in a new exhibition at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. The exhibition, titled Infinite Timeline, features sculptural works by Regina Herod and paintings by Alexandra Wiesenfeld that explore the mutability of history and storytelling as they relate to themes of nature, reason, and empire.

The opening reception is Saturday, November 19th, 2 to 4 pm and the exhibition runs through February 11, 2023 in Gallery 1.

The Burden of Divine Revelation, 2021,
paper, plaster, found object, pigmented wax, glass, nails, wire, 23 x 21 x 13 in.
See More of Regina’s Work
FRONTLINE | PBS  goes inside Russia’s war on Ukraine. The film was shot and co-produced by Angels Gate Studio Artist Scott Anger and cinematographer Tim Grucza.

The film will be streaming and re-broadcast throughout November. Watch it on the PBS website. he film is also streaming on YouTube. 

Image is a screenshot from the film.
See More of Scott’s Work
Studio Artist Ann Weber joins artist Jason Keam for a two person show, Interwoven: Ann Weber & Jason Keam at Fullerton College Art Gallery.

The exhibition runs through November 28th, 2022.

Miracles and Wonder, 2011, found cardboard, staples, polyurethane, 50 x 34 x 32 inches and 83 x 35 x 48 inches
See More of Ann’s Work

Visit Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings from our Studio Artists. 

Available for purchase:  jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen different artists. 
Shop Now!


Co-curated by Gloria Gem Sanchez and Jynx Prado, this group exhibition pays homage to the de facto art school and artist-run space, Slanguage Studio, started in 2002 by artists Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz in Wilmington, California. 

We Run Things, Things Don’t Run We includes art by 20 Slanguage Alumni: Yadira Agredano, Ben Avila, Raul Baltazar, Karla Diaz, Sarita Dougherty, Gaby, Alonso Garzon, Ed Gomez, EJ Hill, Raghubir Kintisch, Antonio De Jesus Lopez, Amitis Motevalli, Aydinaneth Ortiz, Perl, Jynx Prado, Felix F. Quintana, Guadalupe Rosales, Marlene Tafoya, Arnoldo Vargas, and Mario Ybarra Jr. A visual overview of Slanguage pedagogy, each artist shares their unique approach to creating through intent, content, context, production, distribution, and documentation. Drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber art, photography, and installation merge to exemplify the critically conscious, fantastical, and community-centered essence of Slanguage Studio.

Go to our website for more information on the exhibition and a schedule on free public events.

Artists At Work

This culminating exhibition recognizes the community engagement work of Artist Taylor Griffith in partnership with AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, and Poet Nancy Lynée Woo in partnership with Strength Based Community Change.

During their 2022 residency, Griffith and Woo led community programming while focusing on their professional creative practices, sponsored by the Artists At Work program in LA County. 

For more information go to our website.
Above:Taylor Griffith, Egregia Menzissi, 2022, Digital print from 35mm.


New Winter Printmaking Class

STARTS SATURDAY, December 3, 2022

8 Saturdays, Dec 3 – Jan 28, 2023 ,
10:00 am to 1:00 pm (no class Dec 24)

Topics to be covered

  • Monoprinting/Monotype
  • Intaglio process (drypoint).
  • Collagraphy – includes intaglio and relief ways of printing.
  • Image transfer
More information and registration.

It is with a heavy heart and peaceful mind that I share with you the passing of our beloved friend, artist, colleague, and board member Laurine DiRocco.

Laurine faced her transition as a challenge like any other, with no fear and in charge with a plan.  She was an artist and educator and part of the beginnings of Angels Gate. For the last 40 years she has been a dedicated and joyful presence here. She was a consistent volunteer and a master artist-teacher. She served as Director of Arts Education as well as many seasons on Angels Gate’s Board of Directors.

Laurine was an early childhood arts educator and mentor to so many, including me. She often said teaching was her art practice. She was committed to student-centered creative freedom of expression that comes from nurturing the personal observations of this curious world. She influenced the field of early childhood education and her expertise helped shape the mission and goals of our own artist in classrooms program.

-Amy Eriksen, Executive Director

Congratulations to Artist and Director of Arts Education Director, Marissa Magdalena Sykes who was invited to create an altar for the Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos event. Her ofrenda honored longtime Dodgers broadcaster, Vin Scully

Marissa also created an altar honoring Angels Gate Cultural Center’s community for the Día de los Muertos Chalk Festival  at Deane Dana Friendship Regional Park on Saturday, November 5th.


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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