On a bright sunny Tuesday, 20 PAA members headed down the 110 freeway to San Pedro. First stop, Angels Gate Cultural Center, a former Army barracks on a spectacular bluff above the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists along with community and cultural outreach through classes and art education programs in the local schools. Angels Gate Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
We were welcomed and given a brief introduction about the Center by Angel Gate’s Director, Amy Erickson. This was followed by a gallery tour by Colleen Andrews, Director of Arts Education. Their current exhibition “Shaggy Dog Stories and Other Tales” on view through March 23rd. Next we headed across campus to visit sculptor Ann Weber and artist Nancy Voegeli-Curran’s studios. We are grateful to Ann, who has donated sculptures to our last 2 PAA art auctions.
Our trip concluded with a delicious lunch at Ann Weber’s sculpture filled home.
Lunch was ham or veggie bread pudding, salad and lemon curd tart for dessert. As if her home wasn’t inspiring enough Ann made the entire lunch herself.