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Past Arts events hosted by AFMSP

AN ART OPENING WITH POLISH-AMERICAN ARTIST ANTONI BELTOWSKI


AFMSP presents artist Antoni Beltowski’s work, inspired by French impressionism, in our new Gallery space. (June 2019)

TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY CAMEROONIAN ARTS SHOW


Local Cameroonian artist Jacques Elate Joss demonstrates his interactive installation in the AFMSP gallery. Volunteer, Nelly, welcomes guests and promotes upcoming events. (Early March 2020)

AFMSP PRESENTS CANADIAN-SENEGALESE RAPPER WEBSTER IN MINNESOTA

AFMSP presents Webster in concert at the Cedar Cultural Center. During his stay in Minneapolis, he tours several Minneapolis Public Schools for mini-concerts, and cultural and writing workshops. (March 2018)

RECITAL WITH LOCAL PIANIST AND VOCALIST JIM REILLY

Development Director, Anna Scallon, welcomes an audience of over 60 guests to the recital. The audience includes people of all ages and nationalities. (January 2020)

AFMSP PRESENTS FESTINEMA, A YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, AT ST ANTHONY MAIN THEATER

French language students from St Paul and Minneapolis attend the film festival, which includes a post-film discussion. Participating schools also receive classroom materials for leading discussions and larger projects in relation to the films. (Each February 2015-2020)

AFMSP PRESENTS LOCAL HAITIAN AUTHOR AND ARTIST DJENANE SAINT JUSTE FOR A BOOK RELEASE AND THEATRICAL DANCE PERFORMANCE, IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, AND CRÉOLE

In response to the pandemic this program is presented in an outdoor, distanced format (August 2020)

CELEBRATION OF VIETNAM ARTIST SHOWCASE

Above: Local artists and art lovers gather for a special reception of Vietnamese art at Dow Art Gallery in St Paul, organized by AFMSP. Below: Attendees to the Opening Night learn a traditional scarf dance (March 2017)

A Q&A WITH CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER AND ARTIST DANIEL WOHL (FEB 2016)

In partnership with our friends at St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Liquid Music in St Paul, AFMSP hosts a Q&A in French and English with French composer Daniel Wohl. (February 2016)

“FEMININE” VOICES: THREE LEBANESE AUTHORS AND POETS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE (MAR 2016)

HAITIAN DANCE WITH DJENANE SAINT JUSTE (MARCH 2015)

TEACHERS WORKSHOP: INCORPORATING THEATER INTO THE CLASSROOM (JULY 2018)

READING OF PLAY BY LOCAL GROUP CIRQUE FÉERIQUE (FEB 2018 )

CELEBRATION OF SENEGAL

Art opening with Bamba Cissé (with canvas for audience), Senegalese Djembe workshop with Ghana M’baye, Pottery demonstration with local artist Adama Sow (March 2017)

BASTILLE DAY 2019, FREE OPEN TO ALL IN LANDMARK PLAZA OF ST PAUL


Attended by over 3,000 Minnesotans, AFMSP presented three bands, two dance groups, and an interactive drumming workshop. These local artists helped us to adapt our festival into a celebration of ALL French-speaking cultures.