Monday, October 29, 2007

Save Echo Park Paddleboats

My friend Martin Cox & others are trying to save the historic paddle boats of LA's Echo Park & McArthur Park Lakes. Their efforts include a couple of exhibits:

"Without a Paddle" Photo Exhibit
Exhibition 1, now underway at Mama's Hot Tamales Café, 2124 W. Seventh St., at Alvarado opposite MacArthur Park open 7 days a week 11AM - 3PM until October 28

Exhibition 2 opening reception Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. at Downbeat Café, 1202 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park just north of Sunset runs November 1 - November 30. 9AM - 10PM

Featuring the Los Angeles League of Photographers and works by Deborah Arlook, Cindy Bendat, Sara Jane Boyers, Larry Brownstein, Martin Cox, Margery Epstein, Bianca le Mouël, Douglas McCulloh, Ann Mitchell, David Schulman and Don Schwartz.

Here's the scoop about the boats:

and more info on a cool Echo Park related blog:

The top photo & these next two are by Martin:

"Paddleboat Ascending To Memory"

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