Jim Tranquada

Occidental College art professors Linda Lyke and Mary Beth Heffernan are exhibiting some of their work in new shows at two local art galleries.


Lyke, a printmaker, is one of three Los Angeles-based artists showcased in "New Ruins," a Sept. 11 - Oct. 8 exhibit at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. The show "explores the perilous relationship between nature and civilization." Lyke is exhibiting seven pieces plus a framed series, "Dispersants," the proceeds of which will benefit the National Wildlife Federation's Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund.

"New Ruins" can be viewed 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, is located at 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, go to www.centerartseaglerock.org. Admission is free.

Heffernan is showing four pieces from her ongoing "Knife series" at the Cerritos College Art Gallery exhibit, "Neither Swords Nor Plowshares: Functional Utilities." She is one of 14 artists displaying work in the exhibit, which runs from Sept. 13 - Oct. 14. Two of Heffernan's pieces are prints, while a third, "Knife Tongue," is a sculpture, and the fourth, "Knife Dialects," is an installation.

"Neither Swords Nor Ploughshares" can be viewed 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is free. The Cerritos College Art Gallery is located at 1110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. Daily parking is available for $2 in Lot C-10 in the student white stalls only. For more information, go to www.cerritosgallery.com.