Femme Form

Artists take on rare beauty

11/12

Saturday evening's art exhibit at Nine Eyes Studio, entitled Rara Figura, is a project concerning womanhood in today's society. Featuring work by nine female artists (painting, installations, photography, etc.), Rara Figura deals with the "declining reverence" of Woman, but I'm not sure I quite understand the problem. Why, a simple visit to Yahoo.com's main page shows a great deal of "girl power." For instance, did you know that Tyra Banks recently went undercover in a fat suit for her talk show? Or that Christina Aguilera's bachelorette party was fun? How about the fact that Jennifer Lopez...Oooh, I get it. We're talking about the inherent and omnipresent (and unfortunately atrophying) notions of real feminine form and mythos. Substance is beauty (and vice versa), as well as an exploration, exorcism and reclamation of the one thing that may actually confirm true divinity in our little lives. If that's the case, all the ladies say, "Haaaay-ey!" The exhibit runs from 7 p.m. to midnight at Nine Eyes Studio, 130 N. Peak St. Call 214-841-3937. --Matt Hursh

Lorene Herrera's "Bone"
Lorene Herrera's "Bone"

Totally Max-ed Out

11/11

There is no doubt you've seen the omnipresent art of Peter Max. A vibrant Pop Art portrait of the Statue of Liberty. That famed "Love" stamp. His "Flag with Heart." We could go on. Or, you can take a gander at the originals yourself (no stamps in sight) since Max's latest exhibit is currently showing at Artizen Collection, 1215 Dragon St. Max, who was recently named the official commemorative artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, has more than 100 original pieces at this show, and works are available for purchase. The exhibition will run through Sunday, but Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson will be on hand to unveil the official poster of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team Friday from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Max himself will grace the gallery with his presence 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. R.S.V.P. at 214-979-2140 or visit www.artizencollections.com. --Kelsey Guy

Prada Pinot

11/10

A glass of Kathryn Hall Cabernet in one hand and a pair of strappy metallic Manolo Blahniks in the other--for most women, this is heaven! No, Nordstrom isn't letting you throw a party in its shoe department. The Women's Museum brought together top female vintners from California and some of Dallas' most successful women to throw a party for you. Wrap your hands around works of art you truly appreciate at Wine, Women & Shoes, a first-of-its-kind two-day event with a Wine 101 class, Sip & Shop wine lunch and a runway show starring some well-known Dallas feet. Meet vintners and local footwear designers or bid on wine and shoes at the auction Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $125 for non-members. Proceeds benefit The Women's Museum at Fair Park. Call 214-915-0884 or register at www.thewomensmuseum.org. --Danna Berger

 
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