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POSTED: Sunday, September 20, 2009

At A Glance

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Soap Opera “;Guiding Light”; ends its more than five-decade run on Sept. 21.

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Today's release of Pearl Jam's new album “;Backspacer.”;

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Hawaii State Library has free fall programs in full swing. Babies and toddlers are invited to “;Toddler Time Storytime”; on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. On Saturdays, kids ages 3 and older can listen to stories and learn songs and rhymes from 10:30 to 11 a.m. For information, call 586-3510.

 

VIGNETTES

New lifestyle magazine seeking public input

A new lifestyle publication, FLUX Hawaii Magazine, is slated to launch in January, and its creators are busy as bees getting ready for that unveiling. As such, they've approached five visual artists to render their response to the question, “;Where is Hawaii transitioning to?”;

Answers arrived via painting, digital art, photography, printmaking and even toilet paper. Now, creators Lisa Yamada and Cody Matsukawa are already reaching out to prospective readers, asking them to vote on the artwork that would best serve as a cover image for the inaugural issue. Pitch your opinion at http://www.fluxhawaii.com/features. Deadline to cast a vote is Nov. 15.

Yamada and Matsukawa decided to venture into the treacherous world of publishing after finding themselves “;scrambling for jobs in a jobless economy.”;

The magazine targets 21- to 45-year-olds and will cover fashion, food, art, music and travel, both locally and internationally.

Editor and publisher Yamada and Matsukawa are joined in the venture by Ara Laylo, formerly of the now defunct SMART Magazine.

 

This week

» Partake of a “;night of fashion under a starry sky”; at the Honolulu Academy of Arts' ArtAfterDark event, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. “;Second Skin”; features a runway fashion show by Tori Richards, massages and a demonstration by artist-in-residence Allison Uttley. Music will be provided by Jimi Waikiki on the steel drums, and DJ Slant will spin as well. View the academy's latest exhibit, “;Hokusai's Summit: Thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji.”; Food by Town and Downtown restaurants. $10, call 532-6099 or visit www.artafterdark.org.

» Watercolorist Cindy Conklin will paint from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at The Gallery at Ward Centre, 597-8034.

» Patrice Federspiel will discuss the value of creating a portfolio, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Sponsored by Windward Artists Guild. Call 261-1648.

 

Call to artists

» All media welcome for the Windward Artists Guild's 50th-anniversary annual member exhibition, which runs Oct. 4 to 30. Call 261-0041 or visit www.hawaiiwag.org.

» Hawaii Craftsmen is seeking works of clay, fiber, glass, mixed media and wood for its 42nd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibit, running Oct. 10 to 31. This year's juror is Helen Drutt. Call 521-3282 or visit www.hawaiicraftsmen.org.