Angels Gate Cultural Center 
September 2023
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 last day to see Studio Artists Elyse Pignolet’s installation, at the COLA exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is September 16th, the only Saturday it will be open.

Elyse will also be in a group show Seriously? Art and Humor For Challenging Times at Orange Coast College Art Gallery.  The show opens September 30th and runs through November 30th.

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See more of Elyse’s work
Works by Angels Gate Cultural Center Studio Artists Ann Weber and Lynn Doran were selected to be auction at the Long Beach Museum of Art‘s 20th Biennial Art Auction Fundraiser!

Bidding started on September 1st and culminates with a Live Auction Event at the Museum on September 10th at 6pm -10pm. 

Sign up to bid at: https://www.lbma.org/fundraising-events/aaxx/
We welcome three new Syracuse students taking up residency here at Angels Gate Cultural Center for the semester.

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An illustrator from China, Ruilin Shi is committed to storytelling and creating original characters. Her artwork includes a lot of line work and rich colors. Ruilin is currently working in comic and traditional printing and printmaking.

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Sheez Lu is a cartoonist, illustrator, printmaker, and enthusiast of various genres of narratives.

Sheez Lu says she Is open to hearing stories and always will be.

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Aletta Ren was a writer who started to draw in 2019, the senior year of her BFA study. She is currently pursuing an Illustration MFA in the College of Visual Performance Art. 

Aletta’s works are influenced by Russian, Chinese, and German literature, impressionism, and ink drawing. Her works mainly take “love, war, and parting” as the theme. She narrates and criticizes the eccentric ordinary and admires the wispy line between different emotions.
Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that helps our organization raise funds and continue to engage our community through arts education, exhibitions, cultural events, and so much more. In 2021, we raised more than $37,000 during this exciting fundraiser!

We can’t wait to see how you’ll show your support for AGCC and the arts in your community this year. Help us spread the word: Long Beach Gives takes place on September 21st, but you can make a donation to our campaign as early as September 14th! Don’t forget to ask your employer if they’ll match your donation to AGCC.

Want to go the extra mile? Consider becoming a peer funder by setting your own fundraising goal and encouraging your friends and family to contribute.

Learn more about AGCC’s participation in Long Beach Gives on our LBG page here.

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

New work added!

Available for purchase:  sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by different Angels Gate Studio Artists. 
Shop Now!


Join us in the AGCC Gallery on Saturday, September 16th from 2-4pm for the Closing Reception and Catalog Release for our two current exhibitions, Solace / Sublime and Part Two! a shadow out of the noise. Catalogs will be available for immediate purchase in this final opportunity to view the exhibitions

Part Two! a shadow out of the noise

Part Two! a shadow out of the noise, a hyper-visceral experience is created by Beck+Col’s avant-garde use of opera, heavy metal, and fantastical wearable sculptures in their otherworldly performances.
Featuring works by Beck+Col in collaboration with Kayla Aguila and Tetiana Sklyarova.

This exhibition is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the Pasadena Art Alliance. Funding is also provided by the California Natural Resources Agency for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment.

Solace / Sublime

Guest curated by Molly Enholm Velazco, this group exhibition explores the elemental forces of nature to find moments of hope and solace, perhaps even reaching the sublime.  

Solace / Sublime features the work of artists Samantha Fields, Megan Frances, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz, R. Nelson Parrish and Molly Enholm Velazco.

This exhibition is supported by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Department Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.


Angels Gate Cultural Center is pleased to announce our September edition of Studio Soup featuring Los Angeles-based artists Ben Cuevas and Jynx Prado.  This live conversation with audience Q&A will discuss the artists’ shared interests in fiber and performance while exploring contemporary art as a method to counter established binaries.

This virtual event takes place on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:30pm – 8pm, Pacific Time on Zoom. Learn more and register for free at eventbrite.com.

September Family Art Workshop 
Fanciful Creature Collage

Saturday, September 16th 1-2:30pm

Join Artist-Teacher, Jayn Ghormley, in this Fanciful Creature Collage Workshop where participants will use the elements of design to create imaginative and original art.

Workshop attendees will learn to use shape, line and color to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct your magical friends! We can’t wait to meet you and your new creations on September 16th! 

Don’t wait—secure your spot now for a fun and explorative journey!

All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If the event is sold out, we encourage you to come in case there are no-shows.

Register on eventbrite!

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

The last weekend of this year’s FORTNIGHT CONCERT SERIES is September 15th and 16th.

Buy your tickets now for Chuck Alvarez, Los Angeles based guitarist, singer and songwriter, along with his acoustic trio. Chuck will fill the Battery with Blues-Rock, some light jazz, R&B and a little Americana!

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance—get yours today and join us this summer for conversation, storytelling, and great music!

Click here for tickets or more information.
The 3rd Annual San Pedro Music Festival is back at the Warner Grand Theatre on September 10th! 

This year, the headliners are PONCHO SANCHEZ, one of the most influential percussionists in music today and TONY TERRY, R&B singing sensation out of Atlanta.

You can also look forward to Jazz in Pink, an all women jazz ensemble, John Stanley King and his band from Palm Desert, The Scorch Sisters with a tribute to Janis Joplin. The Foundation with a tribute to the O’Jays plus the amazing jazzy stylings of singer Windy Barnes and more.
A full day of R&B, jazz, soul and more! 
Visit Grand Vision website for more information and tickets.


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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San Pedro, CA 90731

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