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November 29, 2021
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December Newsletter

Dear Members,

Here we are, at the dawn of the Holiday season, when Thanksgiving leftovers are but a memory and front yards start twinkling in red and green. This month will be short and artistic at the Alliance. Short because the last part of December is traditionally spent celebrating and hibernating, in no particular order, with family and friends. Artistic because we have 2 fun art events coming up: L'Oeil Ouvert with docent Diane Beckman on Tuesday 7th, a virtual tour of the most beautiful paintings of the NCMA collection, and our very first Paint 'n Sip event at Wine & Design in Durham on Saturday 1th, an opportunity to unleash the Cézanne in you with the help of artist and AF member Britain Barker.

We'll close the year with an in-person Holiday Celebration on Sunday 19th, in North Raleigh. We look forward to seeing you there - yes, actually seeing you for real - if you can make it.

More here:

Le Café

Wednesday 1st December, 10am

Our last virtual Café of the year, where we ponder about the state of things, the best eggnog recipe and who exactly keeps breaking someone's heart the very next day, Christmas after Christmas.

In French. Free and open to members and aspiring members.

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L'Oeil Ouvert

Tuesday 7 December, 2pm

Open your eyes wide and look at 14 of NCMA's paintings depicting morning, noon, afternoon and night. An enlightening Zoom event about light and lack thereof with our favorite docent Diane Beckman.

In French. Free for members. $5 for non members.

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Paint 'n Sip

Saturday 11 December, 2-4pm

Paint your very own "still life with apples" after Cézanne's artwork at Wine & Design in Durham. If you think you can't paint, then see the event as a "can't paint" class and let Britain Barker take you through the process step by step. The Alliance will provide snacks and drinks for a full "French experience." This is an in-person event with real people and real paint.

Bilingual. $37/person, all material provided for 2 hours of painting.

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Club de Lecture

Tuesday 14 December, 2pm

This month's book is La Place by Annie Ernaux, an autobiographical narrative focusing on the author's father and her experiences growing up in a small town in post-war Normandy. Online.

In French. For members only

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Apéro National

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 December, 5:15 or 8:15pm.

Your monthly, long distance chat with AF members from all over the country.

In French. For members only

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Holiday Party

Sunday 19 December, 2-4pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season in person and in French in North Raleigh. Bring a dish or dessert to share if you'd like. Drinks are provided. We will email the address when you sign up.

For members and their +1's

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Happy December to All!

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