July 14, 2011
With independence being the theme of July, we celebrate liberty and justice for all – and today, that includes France! In honor of the French Bastille Day, Th!nk Art (thinkartsalon.com/) will be hosting La Fête Nationale. Guests will be able to stroll through the salon and view work by an array of French artists; among the artists included will be Pierre Marie Brisson. He has shown in several countries all over the world; Brisson has also has worked with poet Jean Jacques Scherre to create an Illustrated book.
(image courtsey of Th!nk Art)
The event is tonight, Thursday July 14, from 5-9pm, at Th!nk Art at 670 W. Hubbard.
Don your Phrygian cap (http://www.languedoc-france.info/06141204_libertycap.htm) and join in for an evening of art, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, music and more! Although there will be no fireworks, I’m sure it will be a ton of fun.
BASTILE DAY HISTORY:
For all those who aren’t familiar with Bastille Day, it is similar to our Fourth of July, in that it’s a celebration of liberty, equality, and fraternity for the French Republic. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day) The capture of the Bastille occurred on July 14, 1789, when a group of French revolutionaries stormed the fortification owned by Louis XVI. This victorious event served as the spark to start the French Revolution, which was influenced by our own in 1776. From this point, it was decided by the people, that power should be distributed and separated among the nationals. Three years after Bastille Day, the French Republic was born and a constitution was in the works. Ever since, the day has been a grand occasion to celebrate liberty, equality, good food and wine!
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