Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice January 18, 2020

SAN PEDRO, Calif. - Sept. 20, 2019 - PRLog -- Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice is focused on the development of visual literacy in San Pedro community members through hands on making and deep listening exercises. Four artists will work at Angels Gate Cultural Center to foster a greater awareness and association between the Port of Los Angeles, life in San Pedro and art as a daily lived experience. Each artist will lead workshops during which community members will create elements to be used to compose the final art piece. These projects will culminate in an exhibition, curated by jill moniz, in the galleries.

Free Community Workshops
June Edmonds
Maritime Identity Flags – 9/28, 10/26, 11/2 – 3-6pm
Maritime Flags are hung on boats to alert and share information from ship to ship. These flags often designate where the ship is from, whether or not it's friendly, and can even communicate its cargo. This workshop welcomes people of all ages to invent their own symbols and create flags inspired by International Maritime Flags.
Blue McRight Fathom – 11/9, 11/23, 12/14 – 3-5pm
Join Blue McRight in creating suspended vertical sculptures that address projected sea level rise and the urgent problem of ocean plastic, utilizing salvaged ocean plastic collected and donated by community members including Captain Charles Moore, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Glove Boat. Three workshops will explore ideas about understanding and measuring by creating our own "personal fathoms". Fathoms made in workshops will be exhibited as an installation at Bridging San Pedro, suspended from the gallery ceiling with the tops of every sculpture at 66": the projected future sea level rise at Los Angeles Harbor.
Alexis Slickelman Like the Ocean – 9/28, 10/26, 11/9 – 3-5pm
Build an ocean tile by tile in a workshop with artist Alexis Slickelman. Participants will paint hand cut tiles with green and blue glazes provided by the artist. Harness the power collaborating with the community to create enough tiles for an 8' x 10' mural, representative of both the diversity of the San Pedro community and the uniting force of the Port.
Cole JamesNon-linear Storytelling or Just Telling Stories Differently
Cole M James's most recent and ongoing project "Rue" investigates the unknowns between the artist and the healing practices of our ancestors. We invite you to contribute to a community altar one 5x7 picture of something that ties you to your ancestors, friendship, community,  or San Pedro history. Image contributions will become part of the altar created by the artist and exhibited at the upcoming exhibition.
Image submissions for the altar can be dropped off at the AGCC office, Monday – Saturday  through 11/1.
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