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Saturday May 18, 2013

Saturday Events

WAYANG KULIT ART

A major exhibition of the works of the late Nik Zainal Abidin (1933-1993) is ongoing at Interpr8 Art Space at Publika, Kuala Lumpur until June 8. Zainal, a self-taught artist from Kelantan, is often hailed as the “Painter of the Epics”, a reference to the subject matter that defines most of his work — wayang kulit (shadow puppet play). For details, call 012-395 2081.

ART EXHIBITION

Soka Gakkai Malaysia is organising an exhibition of carvings titled Celestial Artistry at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM every weekend from now to July 7. The “Celestial Artistry” exhibition will showcase 48 pieces of elegant carvings of jade, stone, wood and ivory. It will display artistically and skilfully designed objects resulting from the ingenuity of the masters to create artworks which are harmonious and balanced between human beings and the environment. Thus, leaving behind an immortal cultural heritage for the people. For details, call 03-2144 8686.

Head over to Wei Ling Contemporary this weekend for the Flesh: Blacks & Whites by one of Malaysia’s up-and-coming contemporary artists, Sean Lean. This exhibition shall mark Sean Lean’s first solo showing. Portraits of albinistic animals have been a recurring theme within his artworks. The rarity of both these types of creatures and the mythical aura which they possess, are the reasons behind the artist’s desire to implement their physical forms into his paintings. Wei-Ling Contemporary is located at G212&213A Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, and is open daily from 10am-9pm. Admission is free. For details, call 03-2260 1106 or 03-2282 8323 or email weiling.shaz@gmail.com or visit their website at www.weiling-gallery.com or facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Weiling-Gallery/157878490904431?fref=ts. 03-2144 8686.

Core Design Gallery is proud to present their exhibition by Collective of Young Malaysia Contemporary Artists who have creatively used various mediums to depict their 2D and 3D work of art. Core Design Gallery is located at 87, Jalan SS15/2A Subang Jaya. For details, visit malaysiacontemporaryart.coredesigngallery.com or contact Syikin 016-206 8544 for further information.

ARTISAN MARKET

The Bangsar Shopping Centre Artisan Market will be held today and tomorrow from 10am to 9pm. Featuring a thoughtfully curated collection of retailers and local designers, this market holds hidden treasures for your keepsake. May’s edition of “Makeover” is attributed to all things you need for a makeover. From manicured nails to new glam outfits and the perfect accessories, come seek and find things for a new you! Look out for one-of-a-kind quality gifts, delicious treats and art and décor at this two-day market. An exciting array of activities is lined up during the weekend from face painting, hair braiding, clowns doing cute balloon sculptures, express nail colour and kids art jamming session.

CRAFT EXHIBITION

An exhibition of contemporary and modern design of traditional handmade craft from Tokyo is ongoing until May 26 from 9am to 6pm at National Textile Museum. The exhibition is jointly organised by the Japan Foundation and the National Textile Museum Malaysia. For details, call 03-2284 6228.

OPEN DAY

Enjoy a day of health, fitness and fun at the Sunway Medical Centre’s Open Day tomorrow with activities and games for the whole family. Get health screening, which includes BMI reading, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Cholesterol Check and Visual Acuity. Doctors and dieticians will be on site to advise based on the result of the tests. Plenty of games to keep the whole family entertained such as The Amazing SunMed Drive Hunt, Zumba Party, Children Colouring contest, healthy cooking contest and nappy-changing contest. Children will be thrilled with the inflatable castle and the antics of the clowns and magicians. There will also be a blood donation drive. Popcorn will be given to the first 200 visitors, so come early. For details contact 03-7491 1275.

NURSES DAY

The Malaysian Nurses Christian Fellowship will celebrate Interna­tional Nurses Day today at the St Paul’s Church in Petaling Jaya. The event at the church, located at Lorong Utara Kecil, Off Jalan Utara, will be held from 4pm to 6pm. Call Vivien Oh at 016-209 3322 to confirm your attendance.

FIRE CAMPAIGN

There will be a talk titled ‘Fire Prevention Awareness Campaign’ today 1pm to 2pm at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Section 13, Petaling Jaya, today. For details, call 03-7957 2818 (Komathy or Izad Ismat).

CAT COMPETITION

Pakcu Cats Club will be organising a National Cat Competition and Cat Crafts Products promotion today from 8am to 7.30pm at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex in Jalan Conlay. For details, call 014-509 1131.

DANCE ART

Immerse yourself in the elegant illusion of a dancer’s body immortalised in Michel Anthony’s 3D artworks that is ongoing until May 29. Michel Anthony, Malaysian-born artist based in Nice, France led a colourful and nomadic life, growing up in Sungai Siput and finally establishing himself as a successful artist and sculptor in Europe. In the last few years, Michel has been creating bronze sculptures, loving the creativity that goes into producing three-dimensional works. The Embodied Elegant solo art exhibition is located at Sutra Gallery in Persiaran Titiwangsa. For details, call 03-4021 1092.

ANTENATAL WORKSHOP

Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Klang will hold an ‘Antenatal Workshop’ today from 2pm to 5.30pm at its conference room on the second floor. Participants are advised to bring suitable attire for the exercise. For details, call 03-3373 3636 ext 7313 / 7335 / 7356.

FALL PREVENTION TALK

Sau Seng Lum is organising a free talk on fall prevention today at SSL Puchong Dialysis and Stroke Rehabilition Centre from 8.30am to 1pm. For details, call 03-5882 9181.

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