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Pencil This In: Hammer Lecture on Art and Comics, Skating, Web TV Meetup, Art Openings

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"Spokes" by Mark Jenkins. His show opens at Carmichael Gallery tonight.


"Spokes" by Mark Jenkins. His show opens at Carmichael Gallery tonight.
WEB TV MEETUP
For the January edition of the Hollywood Web Television Meetup, Tubefilter presents an evening with the internet culture show Epic Fu as they launch the new EPIC FU network. There's a screening followed by a discussion with its creators—Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf. The evening is sponsored by HP and Intel, who will be onhand to give away a free HP Envy laptop and a free HP DreamScreen for Meetup attendees. Doors open at 7 with the panel and screening beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $9.99. Tickets to the mixer only at 8:45 pm are $4.99

ART
The Carmichael Gallery is hosting an opening reception tonight for Mark Jenkin's solo show "Meaning Is Overrated," where realistic conceptual works and site-specific installations examine the human body as a specialized object in almost absurd ways. The reception starts at 7 pm tonight with Jenkins in attendance. The exhibition runs through Feb. 18. It's the gallery's last showing (along with Aakash Nihalani's "On & Off (Often On)") on La Brea--they move to a new Culver City space next month--so the party's gonna be good!

LECTURE*
Tonight at 7 pm, the Hammer Museum's lecture series continues with graphic artist Gary Panter.
He's a three-time Emmy Award-winner for his production design on Pee-Wee's Playhouse and is widely known as the "father of punk comics." He's known for his comic Jimbo, featured in the Los Angeles hardcore-punk tabloid Slash, and later in Art Spiegelman’s avant-garde comics anthology RAW. At tonight's lecture, Panter will examine the relationship between comic art and fine art painting in the 20th century. A book signing will follow.

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Down and Derby tonight at the Echo | Photo by polaroid-girl via LAist's flickr pool.
MORE ART
EM & Co on 3rd Street presents the show Spinobyte with art by Joby Cummings with an opening reception tonight at 7 pm. His art is a mix of graphic design and tattoo art that blends elements not normally found together. Music will be provided by DJ duo Part Time Models and there will be cocktails, beer and appetizers, too. RSVP to rsvp@emandco.com. The exhibit runs through Feb. 9.

SKATE
It's time to find those short shorts and feather your hair! The 70s themed roller skating Down and Derby party takes place tonight at the Echoplex at 7 pm. The retro-inspired roller-skating party combines décor reminiscent of a 70s roller disco with skate fashion and tunes spun from back in the day. The entry fee is $5 with RSVP, $10 at the door and quad skates of every size will be available to rent for another $5. Guests are welcome to bring their own roller skates to the event. RSVP here.

> And remember, the LA Art Show is now open at the LA Convention Center through Sunday.

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