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Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street . San Pedro CA 90731
Gettin’ off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community . Curated by Isabelle Lutterodt
Angles Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) 2013 -2015 exhibition year entitled Gettin’ Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community explores how stories within the community shape the collective consciousness.  New round of exhibitions is dedicated to exhibiting works that act as a catalyst for the exchange of dialogue, experiences, cultures and community.  This current iteration of Gettin’ Off the Ground series focuses on presenting work by AGCC studio artists, regional / national artists and members of the community in partnership with Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) to show work that engages the current conversation on community.
The Main Gallery II features work by Audrey Chan, Alexandra Grant, Nuttaphol Ma, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Sergio Teran with works that explore concepts of love, loss, growth, light and dark that are part of our collective narrative and human condition.  The Community Gallery features Solitude to Solidarity: A Journey of Our Collective Consciousness, a partnership with LAANE and inspiring work of Beatriz Rios-Nava.  The exhibit centers on the photography and story of Beatriz Rios-Nava, a port truck driver from Compton who chronicled her day to day experience by taking photo-camera snapshots for over 2 years to tell a story of her path to become a union truck driver. The Community Room features Letting it Happen, an exhibition of work by select AGCC Studio Artists.

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As part of Gettin’ Off The Ground, Nuttaphol Ma presents Flower Remember Year, a film which circles around serendipitous conversations that had led Ma to El Santuario de Chimayo to collect sacred soil from the site with the intention of using part of it to replant a tree that once existed at the back of his parent’s house as a way of making sense of his father’s diminishing health.  This tree blossoms fragrant flowers called dawg jam bee, which loosely translates to flower . remember . year.  Ma’s video installation invites the public to take part of the soil from his pilgrimage to Chimayo.
14 Sep 2014 – 09 Jan 2015
Reception . Sun 14 Sep 2014 3p-5p . Artists Gallery Walk Through 330p
Related Event:  Sat 04 Oct 2014 1p-3p . “Art as Action: Art is Action” . AGCC will bring artists, organizations and labor activists together for open-ended conversations that explore how art is used within different sectors to better understand the human condition.
Gallery Hours:  M-F 10a-5p or phone 310 519 0936 for further information
Link:  Angels Gate Cultural Center