17th Annual French Week A Success

The French Section of the Department of Foreign Languages recently coordinated Georgia Southern’s 17th Annual French Week, a national celebration of the francophone world’s culture, history, and diversity.  Approximately four hundred people from the campus community and beyond enjoyed presentations by CLASS faculty on Napoleon (Jeff Burson of History), Manet (Tiffanie Townsend of Art) and the youth of France (Virginie Ems-Bléneau of Foreign Languages), as well as a “Matinée Musicale” (Linda Cionitti, Michael Braz, and Tamara Watson Harper of Music) and a concert of French folk music (Jean-Paul Carton, Professor Emeritus, and Dominique Carton of Foreign Languages).  Other activities included two contemporary French films, a talent show in French (with participants from the United States, France, Morocco, Burkina Faso, and Gabon), a presentation on Haiti’s health care, and daily menus from the Dining Commons of classic French dishes.

Of particular interest this year was the participation of Philippe Broutin, a French avant-garde artist who was in residence for the entire week, thanks to a grant from CLEC.

Broutin mixed media performance (First two photos, L – R: Philippe Broutin, Jeanine Lombard, Tamara Roberts, Isaiah Robinson): 













Berlin concerto






French Art Event with Broutin: Exhibition open, Reception, and Meet the Artist @ Bluprint Studios and Gallery in Statesboro.

Dr. David Seaman and Philippe Broutin
Broutin shows David's portrait







Philippe Broutin and Trish Carter, Bluprint Gallery Owner
Trish & Broutin






Broutin artist talk








Matinée Musicale:

Clarinet group















Tamara Harper and Linda Cionitti
Tamara Harper & Linda Cionitti









Presentation on Haiti’s healthcare (Nancy Waters and the Methodist Church Medical Mission Team):







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