Volume 24 | September 2017
  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 Spotlight

Born in Oakland, CA, Elyse Pignolet is an American with Filipino heritage. She attended CSU San Francisco, and in 2001 she lived and studied in Madrid and Barcelona. Pignolet received a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach in 2007. Her studies included an intensive ceramics tour through Mainland China and Korea in 2007. She was awarded a CSULB Travel Scholarship for Art in 2008 and, traveled to Portugal to study traditional Portuguese tile making.

Elyse Pignolet is currently installing her mural depicting the history of the port and San Pedro at the new opened Hey Rookie Pool. Elyse's design was chosen among many entries and given the commission to design fabricate and install her vision.

"When approaching this public project I drew on the traditions of European and Latin American ceramic tile murals. This tradition utilizes blue glazes on white tiles to depict people and scenes of historic importance. The mural tradition is widespread throughout Europe and Latin American, particularly visible in Portugal and Mexico. The tiles are decorative, historic, commemorative, and durable – lasting centuries.
I imagine a contemporary ceramic tile mural drawing on these traditions but also on our own local history to create a dynamic mural that portrays some of the elements and peoples of San Pedro’s history."
“Hey Rookie” Gaffey Street Pool Mural
Approx. 8’ x 30’
handmade hand painted ceramic tile  
On September 26th Lynn Doran will be giving a photo presentation at the Palos Verdes main Library.
The main library has a new program called “Wanderlust”. They invite 2 photographers a month to do a 30 minute presentation.
Lynn's presentation will be on Ethiopia; from Addis Ababa to Lalibela, Harar, & the Omo Valley.
9/26/2017    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library Community Room
Ports 0' Call Farewell Tour

Local historian Angela “Romee” Romero will share the area’s history and very soon future as the San Pedro Public Market. Don’t miss this last chance to take a walk down the cobblestone aisles of memory lane.
 Tour topics include:
  • The SP Slip
  • Ports O’Call Then and Now
  • Norm’s Landing
  • Waterfront Attractions & History
  • San Pedro Public Market
The tour will begin at Utro’s and end at the Downtown Harbor. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (310) 808-7800.
Grand Opening Reception
September 23rd & 24th 10am-5pm
Coastal/Border  is an exhibition curated by Raquel Gutiérrez and Martabel Wasserman. Six Southern California based artists will interrogate how the coast is fortified as border, and how in turn that impacts the Latino/Latina communities of Los Angeles and beyond.  In asking artists to develop a performance or public programming component of their work, the curators seek to emphasize the ways in which historical connections between Los Angeles and Latin America are embodied in the present.
We are a proud member of the  Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA  (SB/LB HUB), a collective of local arts institutions partnering with the Getty for PST: LA/LA. Our opening reception on September 23rd and 24th will be a two-day celebration in collaboration with the  South Bay / Long Beach PST LA/LA Hub , with free shuttles between participating institutions as well as performances and events on campus. Learn more 
The Gathering of Elders Committee is excited to announce the revival of the annual Many Winters Gathering of the Elders this year taking place October 12th-15th, 2017. We will be hosting and welcoming Indigenous Elder's from across Turtle Island to Tongva Territory in order for them to share their traditional teachings and medicine.

More information and announcements click here " Many Winters Gathering of Elders ". 

Support the Elders
New Community Classes

Fabricating in Steel: Make A Table
Starts September 23
Saturdays 10am – 12pm, 6 sessions, Building J
This class is designed for the beginner to learn the basics of welding steel safely and efficiently. 

Contact phone: 310-809-8731
High Fire Ceramics Class
Starts October 3rd
Thursdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Ceramics Studio

Demonstrations include slab construction, coil building, with some wheel throwing. Learn about surface decoration including: applied textures, colored slips, and glaze application.
For more information or to enroll call
Marching Mosquito Didjeri du‑da Band
Mondays 6:30-7:45, starts October 12th
Ages: 12-adult
$10-15/session; first lesson FREE!

Didjeridus provided, until we make our own.  We practice playing, then develop marking moves for parades.
Expertise welcome but not required.
Brought to you by Susan Rawcliffe, & the first ever: M. M. D. du‑da B.
To enroll or for more information contact Susan at: soundswork@gmail.com
Scary Stories 15!
Coming October 28th  
6:30 to 8:00pm at Angels Gate Cultural Center

Snuggle up around the bonfire for an all-new program of scary stories (with sound effects!) suitable for all ages. Fresh frights await you! 
Suitable for young and old, living and...shhh!
Produced by Melanie Jones.

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