Symphony of Wings @ Cactus Gallery

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Cactus Gallery has had its doors open since 2005. Their secret of longevity is a mixture of amazing contemporary and folk art pieces from incredible artists and the Owner Sandra’s commitment to maintaining a “grassroots” space full of heartfelt connections that she has established with artist’s from all over the world. I can certainly attest to this after showing work at Cactus Gallery in early 2016. I immediately felt like I was part of Sandra and Cactus Galleries family, there is so much energy and love that is poured into every show and a deep commitment from Sandra to promote and help artists flourish. Cactus Gallery lives up to its name of being “Art for the People” I would imagine it would be home for many regulars who eagerly await the new show previews! We were lucky enough to get a preview of the upcoming group event. An eclectic mix of contemporary art and a wonderful show not to be missed!

For “Symphony of Wings” artists will focus on wings and their symbolism. Throughout time, whether in nature, mythology or folklore, wings have been associated not only with power, speed, elevation, flight and freedom, but with the qualities of aspiration, protection, departed souls or intellectual thoughts.

Symphony of Wings


Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates:

June 11 – July 2, 2016

Cactus Gallery

3001 North Coolidge Avenue @ Blake Avenue

 Los Angeles CA 90039

Email Sandra at for pre-sale images/information.

Participating Artists:

Douglas Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, Patrizia Ambrosini, Ulla Anobile, Julie B, Lea Barozzi, Terri Berman, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Lioba Brückner, Lacey Bryant, Adriana Carranza, Olivier Castillon, Rosie Garcia,Valency Genis, Brenda Paola Gomez, Leonard Greco, Raul Guerra, Sarah Hage, Annette Hassell, Dianne Hoffman, Liz Huston,Anita Inverarity, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Patricia Krebs, Malathip Kriheli, Mavis Leahy, Candace McKay, Lesley McKenzie, Anna Magruder, Sue Malloy, Marcelo Molina, Tammy Mae Moon, Catherine Bursill Moore, Roger O’Leary-Archer, Janet Oleink,Corine Perier, Sarah Polzin, Olga Ponomarenko, Jen Raven, Lena Sayadian, Kelly Thompson, Consu Tolosa, Ingrid Tusell, Yishu Wang, Michelle Waters, Lauren Wilde and more.

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Anita Inverarity – Isis

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Anna Magruder – Swan Maiden


Bryan Holland – Halo

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Olivier Castillon – Egretta Garzetta

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Consu Tolosa – Safely Guarded


Patrizia Ambrosini – Crystal Bee


Ingrid Tusell– My Own Lullaby

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Corine Perier – Isabelle


Lioba Bruckner – Tiny Unicorn


Patricia Krebs – For Flying Too High

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Raul Guerra – Springtime of the Butterfly


Tammy Wampler – Mother of Crows


Ulla Anobile – L’OISEAU de FEU ((Creative Fire)

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Denise Bledsoe – When Pigs Fly

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Yishu Wang – Light My Life


About Author

Kylie Dexter was born (and is currently living with her gorgeous boys, Rob and Zen)  in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by Pop Surrealism and the New Contemporary Art movement  she began collecting original works and sculptures in the mid 90's. Since then her collection has grown to epic proportions. She has had an obsession with art from a young age and has an eye for emerging artists, and a deep understanding of the narrative the artist is trying to portray. She believes art can change the way people think and reach the deepest part of their psyches. Kylie has faith in art's ability to create an energy to express and reflect the  deep symbolism and stories that are untouchable in normal reality. She also has a  heartfelt connection to music and is a self-taught artist who brings needle felting to life via her dolls that are sold and shown around the world.   With an enthusiastic addiction for writing about art, talking about art, looking at art and making art, what better place to be, surrounded by what you love! I feel passionate that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine raises the profile of up and coming artists, supports those already in the industry and contributes positively to galleries who share a common goal; to keep art alive and flowing, to keep people creating and more importantly keep people collecting and expressing themselves via the images on their walls. . 'Take your broken heart, make it into art' ~ Carrie Fisher

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