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The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts team is excited to support the What's Left? exhibition, Five Funny French Films, and the French Cultures Festival
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What's Left?
Participating FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Curated by Jane Seam and Yvonamor Palix

Saturday March 5, 1-5 p.m.
Open house to general public

Workshops for children & adults animated by:
Houston Artist Rachel Gardner and
Nature Craftsman Paul Kittel

French Consular Residence
1904 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX, 77019

       A moment of reflection, a moment of silence, a moment of life - WHAT’S LEFT? raises the question of how long we will continue to enjoy these distinct and seemingly immutable pleasantries of life. Nothing in nature is ever without consequence, yet our apathy towards the state of the planet, our disregard of how we treat the earth and how we treat each other as humans raises questions that need to be examined...
                                                                                                                                                                                                 --- Yvonamor Palix

For more information, contact Yvonamor Palix at / or 281.467.6065
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Five Funny French Films
A popular film series with a uniquely French sense of humor
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents the sixth annual showing of Five Funny French Films. All five films are shown in French with English subtitles. This year's schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 4th
7 p.m. - "Sex, Love & Therapy" / "Tu veux... ou tu veux pas?" (2014)
9 p.m. - "Daddy or Mommy" / "Papa ou Maman" (2015)

Saturday, March 5th
7 p.m. - "Home Sweet Home" / "Un village presque parfait" (2014)
9 p.m. - "The Elk" / "L’élan" (2015)

Sunday, March 6th
5 p.m. - "Chic!" (2015)

For more information about these films, and to purchase tickets, please visit


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French Cultures Festival
A celebration of the diversity of "la francophonie"

Each year in March, on the occasion of the Francophonie celebrations, the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston organizes the French Cultures Festival (FCF) in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This celebration brings together people who not only speak French, but also feel, in one way or another, connected to French cultures and the Francophone community.

The French Cultures Festival features numerous events including lectures and talks, film screenings, performances, concerts, encounters with artists and writers, training sessions for teachers, exhibits and many other educational activities.

Free FCF kick-off concert
Discovery Green Park
Friday, March 11
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

For more information, and to see the official FCF 2016 calendar, please visit

A Celebration for the Whole Community
The successful unveiling of the "Hug the Hood" Mural

Thank you to everyone who came to the "Hug the Hood" Block Party and Mural Unveiling last Saturday! It was such a success, and your presence meant a lot to the teens who put so much hard work into the vision, planning and implementation of this special event.

As Max, one of the students, said in his poem, "We need to face it - this hood needs a hug," which led the students to name their event "Hug the Hood." We are always impressed by how the teens point out what is important in our lives; most of them are not afraid of saying that we need more love or to care for each other... because it is true, and they remind us that.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors and partners, including Agape Development, the Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance, and OST/South Union Go Neighborhood, as well as to all of the participating students who offered their amazing talent and ideas to their community!
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Max's speech
Promiss's speech
Mykedra and her family
Sujiro Seam and Karine Parker

Want to join the movement and make a difference?
Agape Development, Aga Kahn Foundation, Avance Houston, Avenue CDC/Go Neighborhoods, Awty International School, Blaffer Art Museum, Change Happens, City ArtWorks, The City of Houston, Driven Theater, Eyeful Art, Education Française Greater Houston (EFGH), Et Voila Theatre, Fotofest Literacy through Photography, The French Consulate in Houston, Harris County Department of Education – Case for Kids, The Houston Fine Art Fair, The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Public Library, Houston Storytellers Guild, Houston-Nice Sister City, Sister Cities of Houston, Houston Media Source, Innovate At Work, Inprint, LoneStar College, Little Wonders Learning Center, LULAC, Marshall Middle School, Midtown Management District, Neighborhood Centers Inc., PAIR, Rice University, the Rothko Chapel, Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, the University of Houston-Downtown, The University of Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, Westchester Academy for International Studies, Vox Culture and YMCA
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