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Without a Paddle

Echo Park Lake

Photo: Ghost Boat 2007
By Martin Cox [c]

Who says Echo Park art shouldn't be political? Not Chicken Corner, which celebrates the activism of a group of photographers who organized a pair of photo exhibits -- and the content therein -- to boost their efforts to save the paddle boats of Echo Park Lake. (And why is this considered political and not athletic activism? Think low-cost recreation for the people, community well-being etc.)

The first Without a Paddle exhibition was held in October at Mamas Hot Tamales near MacArthur Park. Without a Paddle 2nd Exhibition is at the Downbeat Cafe in Echo Park. It features different works by the same 11 Los Angeles League of Photographers artists -- same names, different show.

The opening reception will be tomorrow evening, Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downbeat Cafe, 1202 N. Alvarado Street . Just north of Sunset Blvd. Petitions will be circling.

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