There’s something sexy about a woman and a blowtorch. Especially when she’s not chasing us with it because we borrowed her Loubitons without her permission. And wore them to the Fort Worth Stockyards. After a rousing game of kickball.
But Carmen Menza knows how to bring “flaming” to a whole new level.
Her art is the type of gestural abstraction we love because it leaves so much to individual interpretation and imagination (and it looks great in our basement dungeon living room). She works in oils, but we’re most impressed by her encaustic art, where the colors are actually infused to the surface with heat (hence the blowtorch).
Her artwork can be seen at the Bronx restaurant and Steel, and she’s active with the AIDS Interfaith Network and Black Tie Dinner, so it’s likely you’ve seen her work all around town and not even realized it.
Tonight, you have a great chance to meet the artist and see her work at the opening reception for Reflections, a collection of her latest works. Grab a glass of wine and learn more about her technique and passion for the medium.
And if you’re really nice, she might just sing you a song. (She’s also the lead singer of pop-rock band Magneeto.) Oh, and she plays guitar, too. And she’s beautiful.
Hmmm…with this much going for her, we should probably hate her. But we’re still scared she might turn us into Big Gay S’Mores.
Opening Night Reception
Tonight, March 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
901 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas
Reflections will remain on view at BarBelmont until April 13, 2010.
Support The Community
Join Resource Center Dallas March 7, 2010 for an Oscar watching party and show in The Rose Room at S4.
The doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Walk on the red carpet and predict your winners!
Live from the stage of the Rose Room, Emcee Paul J. Williams and co-hosts Roni Proter, CW 33 entertainment reporter; Jason Sheeler, Style Writer, FD Luxe The Dallas Morning News; Derrick Brown, Executive Director, Kraddick Foundation – Kidd's Kids; and Beaux Wellborn, from MTV's Made; bring you an awards show like you've never seen!
Enjoy this star studded evening with fellow movie connoisseurs, games, treats, cash bar and a simulcast of the Oscars on our big screen.
Info & Tickets at www.rcdallas.org.