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May 2015

Next event, June 27, 2015
A Kingdom of Images: French Prints
in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715

Getty Museum Day Trip Event
Saturday, June 27, 2015
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Getty Museum Exhibit Tour
Lunch at Soleil  WestWood Restaurant
French Fun on the bus 

AFF members: $95 - non-members: $110

French Exhibit - Le Roi Soleil From grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, and from small-scale fashion prints decorated with actual fabrics to monumental panoramas of Versailles and the Louvre, this exhibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV (1638-1715). During the Sun King's long reign, printmakers and publishers effectively deployed prints to promote French culture, art, and style. Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715 features nearly 100 works from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

French Lunch - Le Petit Soleil
Salade verte (Mixed greens dijon mustard vinaigrette topped with parmesan)
Entrée choice of one
- Petit sole lemon caper sauce served with vegetable and pomme frites
- Pumpkin Ravioli with mushrooms tossed in a light sage garlic cream sauce
- Boeuf bourguignon served with pomme frites
Bread and butter
Dessert raspberries cream brulee

French Fun - Le Soleil Couchant: surprise on the bus...

Volunteer at the Alliance Francaise

The Alliance Francaise is calling for volunteers to help with basic tasks at our various functions throughout the year: tasks such as checking and selling tickets, setting up tables, decorating the hall, serving food and beverages, cleaning up, distributing programs, setting up audio-visual equipment. These functions occur 3 or 4 times a year and last for 2 or 3 hours. If you would like to join our Alliance team in any of these tasks, please contact Norman Stokle at: or call 559-430-6773


Your help will be hugely appreciated. 

Spring 2015 Annual Alliance Francaise de Fresno


It is with great pleasure that we officially announce the 2015 recipients of the Alliance Francaise de Fresno scholarship awards:


University Students:

  • Ricardo Vargas, California State University Fresno
  • Joanna Bautista, California State University Fresno
  • Beth Tritch, California State University Fresno
  • Christina Cruz, California State University Fresno


High School Students: 

  • Bhandal HarsimranClovis North High School
  • Elizabeth Theng, Clovis North High School
  • Mayra Guerrero, Pacheco High, Los Banos 

The scholarships committee, the board of directors, and the membership of the Alliance Francaise de Fresno wish to express their deepest gratitude to Bette Peterson for her generous contributions to our scholarship fund, without which this year's grants would not have been possible. 

Contributions to our scholarships funds are always welcome. If you wish to donate to our 2016 scholarships fund, please contact our treasurer Ellie Stokle at 559-227-9850.
6/27 - A Kingdom of Images:
French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715
7:00AM-9:00PM Day Trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles
TBA-Bastille Day Celebration
Tous les jeudis à 15h30 à La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, à Fresno.