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Pencil This In: DTLA Art Walk, Hanoch Piven Lecture at the Skirball and Latina Drag Queens

Art Walk takes over Downtown LA tonight. | Photo by nomsnotbombs via LAist's flickr pool.
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LACMA continues its Conversations with Artists series tonight at 7 pm. LACMA curator Leslie Jones will interview artist Robin Rhode, whose exhibit Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode is on view at the museum through June 6. “Rhode will talk about his experience growing up in South Africa, recent work, and the site-specific performance created at LACMA for the exhibition.” The event will be held at the Brown Auditorium. The discussion is free, and tickets will be available one hour before to the program.

Artist Hanoch Piven lectures at the Skirball Museum tonight at 7:30 pm to celebrate the opening of the exhibition: Making Faces: Playful Portraits of People You Know by Hanoch Piven. The illustrated lecture will cover his one-of-a-kind art and notable career, and he’‘ll discuss how he "draws with objects," finding just the right item to define a personality. Tickets: $12 general; $8 members; $6 full-time students.

The Downtown Art Walk is tonight and among all the art openings and events, here are three that piqued our interest. First hit up Doug Davis’s Inking Outside the Box, which features his editorial cartoons and illustrations, tonight from 7-9 pm at Take My Picture -- Gary Leonard’s Gallery. The Crewest Gallery celebrates Revolutions tonight from 6-9 pm. The exhibit examines the history of the “graffiti, fashion and cultural revolutions in New York City birthed, nurtured and maintained by The Cool Five aka TC-5.” There’s live painting and airbrushing at the event tonight. After the Art Walk, there’s Drink and Draw Social Club at Casey’s Irish Pub between 8 pm and 2 am.