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Alliance Française Vernissage and Live Drawing Event

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Members & guests–free. Registration deadline: Monday, March 5. Please scroll down to register.

Enjoy a magnifique evening, starting with a self-hosted dinner at Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash Ave.) at 5:00 PM, followed by an exhibition opening at Alliance Française of Chicago at 6:30 PM celebrating political cartoons. Freedom of expression: this is the central theme of the art exhibit “Cartoons for Freedom,” which aims to broaden the discussion that began after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. By demonstrating how this freedom continues to be successfully expressed around the world, whether it relates to censorship, the internet, or revolutions, these newspaper cartoons by artists from 45 different nations will make you think…and laugh, too. This exposition will take place in the presence of three young cartoonists from Angoulême, sister city to Hoffman Estates, who will live-sketch images for you! Discover Julie Chea, Louise Hullin, and Cedric Fortier’s talents for yourself. À ne pas manquer!

Note: The exhibition opening is free to the public, but attendees are welcome to give a cash donation to Alliance Française.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Alliance Française
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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