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Two Neighborhood Art Shows Today

A one-day pop-up art sale at the Center for the Arts tonight, plus a Cactus Gallery exhibit showcasing several Eagle Rock landmarks.

It’s Saturday and if you’re looking to view—or buy—some art, we recommend two local art shows where some terrific work is on display.

The first is a tonight-only pop-up art exhibit at the , where the works of four female artists will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The artists are Rose Masterpol, Kelly Boesch, Ashleigh Summer and Joan Scheibel. Many of you will probably remember Masterpol and Scheibel from their "" exhibit at the Center for the Arts last winter. (The two artists sold more of their work at that November-December show than any other artist in the Center’s history, Director Julia Salazar tells us.)

As much as 30 percent of the proceeds from tonight’s pop-up art sale will benefit the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock—giving you yet another reason to consider acquiring a terrific painting or two.

The other Eagle Rock arts destination where an exciting show is underway is . An exhibit titled “Seedlings” opened here last week—and it features a set of new paintings of three local landmarks— (on Colorado Boulevard) Galco’s (on York Boulevard in neighboring Highland Park) and Cactus Gallery itself (on Eagle Rock Boulevard). The paintings, by artist Tom Oliver, can be viewed in the photo gallery above.

The Seedlings show also features new photo collages of Northeast Los Angeles by the British-born artist Jon Measures, who specializes in producing urban landscapes and whose work has a distinct East L.A./Downtown focus.

Measures’ art currently on display includes neighborhoods such as Boyle Heights and Echo Park as well as some downtown scenes. Two of the artist’s photo collages (Boyle Heights and Downtown) can be viewed above, and more on cactusgallery.blogspot.com.

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