I Like My Women Cheesecake

The female form with its hourglass silhouette has long been considered the peak of visual perfection — the curvier the form, the better — up until Kate Moss and her acolytes. Nowadays, the bountiful Botticelli ideal is known as the pinup girl or cheesecake. If you’d like to partake in a gluttonous slice of bodacious bods without being accused of being a sexist ogler, check out “CHEESECAKE!” a juried art exhibition presented by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (artinstitutes.edu/fort-lauderdale) and Galerie Jenner, located at 1310 SW Second Court, Loft 307, in Fort Lauderdale. The opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, all pieces are available for purchase, and the exhibit lasts till March 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays (but call ahead just to be sure). Contact Galerie Jenner by calling 954-609-7009 or visiting galeriejenner.com.
Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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