The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) is pleased to invite you to a free performance of Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach’s operetta, at the Miller Outdoor Theater. The operetta is directed by William Lewis, the director and founder of the French American Vocal Academy.
Performance: June 8 at 8:3o p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park
At over 8,000 square feet of surface area, Preservons la Creation (Let’s Preserve Creation) is the largest mural produced in the history of the metro area of Houston. This work of art carries with it a mission of public art awareness and community centered art projects that connect the business and creative sectors. A portion of the proceeds from the project will benefit a children’s hospital mural project, which will begin production in Houston and in France in 2014-2015. Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) joined with Sebastien “Mr. D” to bring to life a conversation about the importance of street art, and other urban art forms, to the culture of a city, and to have and preserve creativity in daily life. In doing so, we act on one of the main principles of TFAA, which is cognizance of the link between art, society, and the human condition – with all its trials and triumphs.
Keeping this point in mind, we see Preservons la Creation as a stepping stone to our upcoming mural project, collaboration between TFAA, Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau, and children’s hospitals in Houston and France, with the participation of Foundation Lenval. The program, which will last several months, will comprise of therapeutic artistic programs for the children and a mural to celebrate the creations they make. Our hope is that the project will boost the children’s moral, allow them the opportunity to experience and learn about new cultures, and empower them with the knowledge of their creative capabilities.
If you want to support these projects, you can donate through Power2Give, where every dollar will be matched by 50 cents thanks to the generosity of the Houston Alliance for the Arts. To celebrate the opening, we are having a festival June 7. Tickets can be brought here.
On February 1st, the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts collaborated with Fotofest to organize Fotofun 2014: Craftastic Bazaar. The event provided a safe and creative space for children to learn the art of making art.
Texan-French Alliance for the Arts held a round-table think tank session to brainstorm ideas for the Our Better Angels/Banlieue is Beautiful project. This think tank resulted in Susan Rogers’ interactive mapping video In Our Shoes.
Thursday, March 20–Sunday, March 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Firmly established as one of the Museum’s most popular annual film series, Five Funny French Films delights and intrigues with innovative approaches to humor.
Opening with Tip Top, auteur Serge Bozon’s genre hybrid policier starring Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain, the fourth edition also includes two tales of ordinary individuals who unexpectedly become national heroes: Populaire and Tour de Force.
The lively The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu considers the French public’s reaction to the government’s shortening of the traditional summer vacation, and the war of the sexes is front and center in the romantic comedy Love Is in the Air.
Un petit extra is included in the program: a restored edition of Seven Years Bad Luck, a hilarious 1921 silent comedy directed by and featuring the great Max Linder.
$9 general admission – $2 discount for MFAH Members, seniors, and students with ID
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Watershed Market’s first weekend will be on March 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, at 2322 Polk St. 77003!
The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts will be showcasing many of the doors from the Open the Door project with a particular focus on THE ONE CREATED BY THE TALENTED KIDS from the ARTBRIDGE program (visit www.artbridgehouston.org) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SISTER CITIES OF HOUSTON.
The kids will share with us the stories that inspired the finished design about the many influential people in their lives. Join us with some of the “Open the Door” artists for an afternoon of inspiration, learning, creativity and fun. The kids will join us on stage from 2 p.m. to 2:10 pm and in the demo tent from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 22nd.
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The FRENCH CULTURES FESTIVAL aims at celebrating and promoting French language through cultural and educational events. It brings together people who not only speak French, but also love French Cultures and feel, in one way or another, close to the Francophone community. This year the French Cultures Festival will take place from March 1 to 31, 2014.
The FCF gathers many institutional and cultural partners such as the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and features events such as lectures and talks, movies, performances, concerts, encounters with artists and writers, teacher training sessions and other educational events. Diplomatic representations, museums, universities, schools, and many other organizations take part in the festival. Over 30 different cultural events are being showcased during the festival in the three states covered by the Cultural service of the French Consulate : Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
KICK-OFF ON MARCH 7TH 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION : http://frenchculture.org/
Catch a glimpse of a few photographs from
some of the participants of the
OPEN THE DOOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITTING CONTEST :
Olivier Steiner, Rawan Almallahi, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Delphine Humbert, Daniela Galindo, Cesar Aparato and Giovanni Guillen.
as well as Five of the door sculptures painted by
Gonzo247, Romain Froquet, Patrick Medrano, Tierney Malone,
Anne Maizia, Sylvie Delusseau, Mambo, Rahul Mitra,
Stephanie Topin and Catherine Cartwright
at the French Consul General’s residence
THROUGHOUT MARCH AND APRIL 2014