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See some art that’s guaranteed to make even the ice cream man melt. This month, 222 Imperial Gallery presents Ice Cream Pop, a group show for which 21 local artists created delicious pieces of art containing everyone’s favorite summer dessert (222 E. Imperial Ave., 6-midnight Fridays, through Aug. 31, free, 271-2844). Here are five tastes:


“Ice Creamy” by Kitschy Chic ($55).
This larger-than-life ice-cream cone not only captivates kids but also catches the viewer’s eye with its vintage feel and attention-grabbing slogan.


“A I SU KU RI MU” by Sky Ski ($90). Will this ninja ever learn the hazards of taking ice cream from a child? All bets are on the little girl being able to hold on to what is rightfully hers, no matter how scary that sword may be.


Pure Sugar by Theresa Lucero ($95). These sherbet colors are so appealing that they make you want to visit an ice cream shop after viewing. Oh, and don’t forget to replace the cherry on top with a cute little girl’s skull.


“Ice Cream Cold Radiator Hot” by Biscuit Street Preacher ($3,000). It’s all about the details in this piece. The depictions of assorted ice cream options come together to form an even bigger picture of your neighborhood ice cream truck.


Ice Cream Dreams by Joel Spencer ($450/pair). This one is the gallery owner’s very own creation. He keeps it simple but oh-so-sweet by sculpting his ice cream cones out of clay.

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The pop culture décor of Angee Jackson’s living room says a lot about her own art. In the corner, she’s got a 1965 Lucky Strike pinball machine with fantastic drawings of suburban women bowling. Next to that are three pink Eames-esque fiberglass shell chairs that look fresh from a funky old Laundromat. Beyond that is an enormous shelf of vinyl records. Then there’s the 4-foot-high thrift-store painting of an eight-point buck, praying hands and a serpent.