French Connection

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    "Helene Lambert de Thorigny" by Jean Baptiste Belin de Fontenay


French Connection


July 17, 2011 11:00am-05:00pm


Honolulu Academy of Arts

Event Information:

The nonprofit organization Alliançe Française promotes French language and culture around the world, and the Honolulu chapter of the group takes over the Honolulu Academy of Arts July 17 for a Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday with a decidedly French accent.

Visitors can take part in an interactive theater activity, practice their French—or learn their first French words, follow hula in French, taste crêpes, play a round of pétanque and making Mardi Gras masks and Impressionist bookmarks.

The museum’s Doris Duke Theatre will screen the hand-drawn, animated caper A Cat in Paris at 11:10am and 1pm. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.

Orvis Artist in Residence Robert Reed will be in Gallery 30 working on his installation—miniature golf course unlike any seen before. It is a statement on modern consumerism and his personal family story.

Whole Foods will be back, this time selling French-influenced dishes.

Drawing contest:

Congratulations to last month's contest winner, Alienor Mercier, 11 years old. 

Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest. The Academy gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Family Level membership to the Honolulu Academy of Arts (worth $95), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the Academy website.