Volume 29 | February 2018
  The Gate 
Our Mission Statement - To provide space for artists to work and engage community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art,
and cultural events. 
Studio Artist News 
Studio Artist Jesse Small has launched an installation at the Fred Jones Jr Museum Of Art in Norman, OK, running through June. The installation is titled " Space Burial " and consists of two 40 foot wide crescent shapes mounted to the wall.

The artist says it is "Inspired by the Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico, the forms depict imagery from the surface of mars and echoes from the big bang. The core concept is to imagine what an elaborate burial ceremony in the distant future, when humans have colonized the stars. Methods for long term cultural preservation in space could not rely on digital media, but would have to take the form of highly durable objects, such as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. The focus of this installation is to question how ancient human habits will re-surface in outer-space colonies."

Congratulations to Ann Cleaves who has recently been voted to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists

Studio Artist Ann Weber is in a group show, Art is a Lie, a Meditation on Materiality, curated by Scott Canty at California Baptist University Gallery in Riverside, CA.
W orking off of the famous quote by Pablo Picasso: “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth,” guest curator Scott Canty observes that: “Artists have an almost unlimited choice of materials when creating objects. These eight LA artists have chosen materials to conform to their perspective, bringing together unique visions by their discoveries and explorations of a variety of materials, from recycled cardboard, fabric, paintings designed from smoke, tree logs serving as hosts for observation, finely crafted furniture, text based imagery and collaged works.” The show runs through March 2nd.
On February 22nd at 6pm former studio artist, filmmaker Eliot Rausch will have a screening of his latest film with discussion afterwards at The Underground Museum , 3508 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018.
Rebel Body and Making Social

Continuing in the Galleries

Currently in the galleries: The Rebel Body , a solo show by Johanna Breiding and  Making Social , organized by Matt Rich.  

The Rebel Body, brings together multimedia works and various collaborations to explore historicized accounts of political persecution.

Making Social is an exhibition based on a pedagogic approach to social experience and art.  The show is based on a course taught by Rich over the last decade about social experience as a medium in art. Combining curatorial and pedagogical approaches, Making Social displays documentation of artworks, texts and projects from course materials that explore how lived experience can create new meanings and applications in art and design. 

The Rebel Body and Making Social will be on view until March 17, 2018.

 Share your videos and photos of life within and surrounding the Port of LA. In this upcoming project we welcome all perspectives and viewpoints of the port.

Your submissions maybe part of an exhibition at Angels Gate Cultural Center in April 2018.

You don’t have to be a professional videographer/photographer . Phone-Camera experiments are also welcomed.

You may have an interview with a neighbor, capture your favorite view of
the port, and/or share your own experience by speaking in your videos or even

Send youtube/vimeo/facebook-links or photos to  info@angelsgateart.org
or drop off your video and photographs at Angels Gate Cultural Center

Please be sure to include your contact information in the email and use
"Life with the Port" in the email subject line.

The submission deadline is February 28.
Call for Curator Projects

Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is currently seeking the professional services of independent curators for contemporary art exhibitions that highlight one or more artists with additional opportunities for public presentation and workshops.
Proposals due by February 28th.

Welcome New Staff Member

We are excited to have a new member join our team, Colleen Andrews has started as the Director of Arts Education as leader for the ever-growing arts education programs at Angels Gate. Colleen  came to us from the east coast. With a B.A. double major in Graphic Design and Creative Writing, her design career centered around fusing a love for the written word with the visual arts. 
In 2017, Colleen earned an M.A. in Art + Design Education from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where her focus was access and equity—making high-quality arts education a staple for every student.  Colleen believes in the power of art and design to impact children’s lives, educational experiences, and communities, and has worked at arts organizations from the east to west coasts developing, implementing, and evaluating arts education programming.

When you see her on campus please introduce yourself and ask her the impact of arts education on students and visitors to The Gate.
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