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POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2009

LOOK » The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club will share photos of its recent trip to China at 5:30 p.m. today in the First Floor Reading Room at the Hawaii State Library. Free. Call 586-3499.

LISTEN » “;Six Feet Under”; by Jon Auer (http://www.myspace.com/jonauermusic).

DO » The surf's up downtown tonight. Ricky Grigg will discuss his life of surfing and ocean science from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as part of a free Surf Discussions lecture series at Chinatown Boardroom. The gallery is located at 1160 Nuuanu Ave. Call 585-7200 for details.



Vanilla Moon featured at show

Cupcake Boutique at the Ward Warehouse will be hosting a trunk show featuring jewelry by Vanilla Moon, including charming silver pendants, bracelets and rings created by Cathy Okinaka, and clothing from the Big Island boutique Eden, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

There will be discounts on clothing, accessories and jewelry during the event, with wine and pupus served from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 597-8305.



M.A.C cosmetics inspire art piece

M.A.C Artists will be creating an art installation inspired by the M.A.C Make-up Art Cosmetics collection, from 1 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday in front of the Ala Moana Center's M.A.C boutique.

The cosmetics company joined forces with three renowned artists — photographer Marilyn Minter, illustrator Maira Kalman and painter Richard Phillips — to have them create exclusive works for the M.A.C Fall Colour Collection.

The event will feature two enormous tableaux: one with models body-painted to blend into the Phillips painting and one that brings Kalman's illustration to life. It will take nine makeup artists, working six to eight hours each day, to create the installation.

Three of M.A.C's senior artists — Jenn Karsten, Tiffany Johnston and John Stapleton — will discuss the artistic inspiration and techniques used.

In addition, six artists from the Oahu art community will be creating fine-art portraits of mall visitors that they will be able to take home, courtesy of M.A.C Cosmetics. The sittings will take place noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday on the mall's Centerstage.

By Nadine Kam, Star-Bulletin



UH furniture class work showcased

Stop by the Design Within Reach Honolulu studio in Ala Moana Center from 6 to

8 p.m. Aug. 27 for a viewing of scaled-down furniture designs by the University of Hawaii's summer Furniture Making Class, led by David Landry.

A panel of judges from the local design community will be on hand to evaluate the students' work and select the winning piece.

There will be refreshments.

Reserve by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Tuesday.


Enter to win a kitchen makeover

If you've been longing for a new kitchen, this could be your chance to have that dream come true. Enter “;Today's Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes”; for an opportunity to win a makeover worth $25,000. The lucky winner will also be featured in “;Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford.”;

The contest, sponsored by Merillat Cabinetry and “;Today's Homeowner,”; is open to homeowners in the U.S. who are 21 or older.

Fill out the entry form online at dannylipford.com through Sept. 22. Only one entry is allowed per person per e-mail address.

“;Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford”; airs 6:30 a.m. Saturdays on KHON/Fox.

In conjunction with the contest, Merillat Cabinetry is also offering a $150 rebate with the purchase of Merillat Classic Cabinetry through Sept. 22.