Gettin' off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community
Opening Reception for new show in gallery on October 27th, 2013 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is pleased to exhibit work by several Los Angeles based artists that engage in the current conversation on community.
For the next few years, AGCC's gallery invites the community to share their stories with us. We are interested in how these stories shape the collective consciousness in San Pedro and the South Bay area. As part of opening up the galleries to hear the voices within the community we have repositioned part of our Main Gallery to be a rotating roundtable discussion using artwork to stimulate conversations about identity, place, fellowship, and culture. Throughout the exhibitions visitors are asked to consider their lives, the lives of younger and older generations, and how a healthy community's well-being is sustained through the quality of relationships that individuals form in their community.
For this roundtable conversation, artwork by artsts Fabian Debora, Bia Gayotto, Robin Johnson, Narsiso Martinez, Sandy Rodriguez, and John Trevino has been selected.
The opening coincides with our Annual HOWL & Scary Stories Halloween event. HOWL lasts from 4 - 6pm and Scary Stories from 6:30- 8pm. The event is open to people of all ages.
The Family Room space will feature work by AGCC artists.
The Community Room will feature work by AGCC studio artists: Paul Carmichael, Patrick Grugan, Dennis Keeley, Jon Nakamura and Frank Rodriguez. The show is brought together under the banner theme, What We See. Each piece is an exploration of what we see, what we don't see, and what we think we see. The exhibit was organized by Getty Multicultural Intern, Sabrina Orozco.
The Community Gallery features Picking up the Pieces: a suicide prevention project, a curated show by Stacey Wexler and Out of the Blue, a collaboration between Michele Martínez and developmental disabled artists from the ECF Studio in San Pedro.