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Pencil This In: Talking Art @ the Hammer and SMMoA, Readings at ALOUD and Barry Manilow Sings

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Jorge Macchi's 'Vanishing Point' (2005) is part of the 'All of this and nothing' exhibition at the Hammer.
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ART TALK
Tonight at 7 pm, the Santa Monica Museum of Art welcomes Connie Butler, chief curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art (and former MOCA curator), talk about the work of Al Taylor in the free program: Line: Al Taylor-Between Sculpture and Drawing. She'll discuss Taylor's work. The exhibition Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Bird Stains is up through April 16. RSVP: rsvp@smmoa.org or 310.453.9184.

READING
ALOUD at the Central Library hosts the program Art Collectives & The Current State of Literacy Culture tonight at 7 pm in the library's Mark Taper Auditorium. The evening includes a reading and panel discussion moderated by Susan Salter Reynolds, L.A. Times book reviewer. Members of the L.A.-based Glass Table Collective read their work and discuss publishing outside the lines, including Chuck Rosenthal, Alicia Partnoy, Ramón Garcia, & Gail Wronsky. Projected paintings by Gronk. RSVPs required.