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Bienvenue à l'Alliance Française de Hartford
(We have moved. Please use directions below instead of GPS.)
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This event below requires early participant preparation, the March, 2017 book discussion.

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There is plenty of parking at our new location of 75 Charter Oak Ave (parking lot is off Wyllys St.), Building 1-Suite 202 Hartford, CT

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What we offer our members:

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The Influence of French Impressionism on American Art

By: Professor Richard J. Friswell M. Ed., M. Phil.

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:00 PM (snowdate: Sunday, January 29, 2016)

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members of AF. Either send a check to office or pay at the door.

Where: Office of Alliance Française de Hartford (room to be determined)

Professor Friswell, known for his sharp insights on the birth of modern art, will give a talk, in English, on how French Impressionism has influenced American art and American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There will be a question-and-answer period, following the presentation, and refreshments.

Professor Friswell is the Associate Director, Institute for Lifelong Learning, Wesleyan University and Managing Editor of ARTES Magazine.

influence of french impressionism on american art

Patissier Français (French Pastry Chef Will Give Demonstration)

By: Monsieur Michel Abhervé

When: 3:00 P.M., Sunday, February 19, 2016 (snowdate: February 26).

Cost: $10 members or $15 non-members

Where: Office of Alliance Française de Hartford (room to be determined)

Gourmands et gourmets au palais fin, venez déguster les délices des pâtisseries de Monsieur Michel Abhervé. Ancien pâtissier parisien, implanté dans le Connecticut et qui a travaillé aussi dans plusieurs états (notamment le Texas et la Californie), va nous raconter les histoires de son métier. Parmis les délices qu’on aura le plaisir de déguster, il y aura le gâteau mousse au chocolat et il apportera la pâte d’amande pour faire une démostration de fleurs jolies et un bouquet de rose. Il y aura les petits fours frais qu’il fera avant comme il n’y a pas de cuisine au bureau. Venez nombreux!

(Come hear, in French, the stories of French pastry chef, Michel Abhervé, watch him make rose decorations, and enjoy his delectable mousse au chocolat cake and petite pastries.)

ATTENTION: In order to get a proper headcount for buying the ingredients and setting up chairs, we ask you to send Larry Hall, Director of the Alliance Française a check for $10 members or $15 non-members.

Michel Abhervé

Thriller Announced for Club de Lecture, March 5, 2017: Buy your book ahead of time!

Read and discuss: “La Commissaire n’aime point les vers” by Georges Flipo (Paris: Gallimard, 2012). The book is available at Schoenhof’s in Cambridge, MA for $9.00, including shipping, when you telephone Schoenhof's at 617-547-8855 AND ALSO mention that you are in the Alliance Française book club. If you buy from http://www.schoenhofs.com, it will cost more with shipping. Also, you can buy it at Amazon.com for above $10 plus shipping.

Directions to our new location The building is on the corner of Charter Oak Avenue and where Columbus Blvd becomes Wyllys Street. If there are no parking spaces available in the front lot, either park on the street or continue down Wyllys to the second (small) or third (large) lot on the right. We are in building 1 on the second floor and you may enter through the main doors or the side door (on the right). There are stairs in the main entrance and to the right of the stairs the hallway leads to an elevator. On the second floor turn left and look for suite 202.  Map


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