Monday, April 3, 2017

Archway Goes French: Alliance Française Presents an Opening Reception THIS Friday, 4/7

Alliance Française de Houston presents
Archway Goes French  /  La Rencontre de l'Alliance et de l'Arche

Exhibition                   April 7 – August 6, 2017

Opening Reception
DATE:                         Friday, April 7, 2017
TIME:                          7 – 9 p.m.
LOCATION:                 Alliance Française de Houston
427 Lovett Blvd., Houston, Texas 77006
One block south of Westheimer at Whitney

            Light Refreshments
            Valet Parking

Closing Reception     Friday, August 4, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.

Alliance Française de Houston presents Archway Goes French, la Rencontre de l'Alliance et de l'Arche. The exhibition will be on view April 7, 2017 – August 6, 2017 at Alliance Française de Houston. The artists will be available to visit with guests during the opening reception Friday, April 7 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Archway Goes French features 16 Artists from Archway Gallery; Barbara Able, Margaret Bock, Christie Coker, Veronica Dyer, Diane Fraser, Jane Ewen, Larry Garmezy, donna e perkins, Isabelle Perreau, Silvia PintoSouza, Shirl Riccetti, T. Smith, Becky Soria, Liz Conces Spencer, Cookie Wells, and Andrea Wilkinson.

The Project: Two Institutions Meeting Through Art
For more than two centuries, the United States and France have stood united in the freedom owed to one another. The birth of democracy and the partnership between the two countries makes France the oldest ally of the United States.

Art is a language without borders; therefore, regardless of nationality, viewers will be able to explore, experience, and enjoy the exciting visual blend of artistic styles and media.   

The French Alliance (Alliance Française de Houston) was founded in 1923 and is the center of French language and culture in Houston. The Alliance Française de Houston, part of a worldwide network founded in Paris in 1883, is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Today there are over 800 Alliances in 132 countries. The U.S. network of Alliances Françaises is the largest in the world with 107 Alliances, 73 of which offer French classes based on the standards of the Alliance Française de Paris. In 2015, the U.S. Alliance network had over 24,000 students for a total of 500,000 worldwide.

The Alliance Française de Houston offers not only comprehensive language instruction in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, but also a varied and dynamic cultural experience. Members enjoy French art and photography exhibits, receptions and concerts, and have access to their library, as well as discounts on their French language classes.  Each year, the Alliance awards scholarships for study in France to Houston-area university students.  They are affiliated with the Alliance Française de Paris, the Foundation Alliance Française, the Federation of Alliance Françaises USA and the US Délégation Générale.

--   donna e perkins