Thursday, May 03, 2007

Communicating Differences Between Cultures:Joe Johnson,US Painter In Paris. Paris Soirees Sun 6 May

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Sat May 12 from 17h00 to 19h00. 15 euros.
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This Sunday 6 May At 18h30


Our Guest of Honor:

Joe Johnson
American Painter In Paris
"Communicating Between Cultures"


From Joe Johnson:

" I am Joe Johnson American painter living in Paris. I use visual arts in the same manner that the storyteller uses his voice to transport the listener on a voyage.

The language of my painting is to communicate a message that shows the differences between cultures.

My portraits lead the public to reflect on the identity which is not only defined by the socialization of a culture, but by the mixing of several cultures and traditions. My objective is to create a dialogue where each one sees the various aspects of its own character : physical, the political, the spiritual and the psychological.

My work underlines the origins of my personal beliefs, by integrating the African and European religious symbols there. It highlights the latent mysticism which exists in the Afro-American culture."

Chez Patricia: 13 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris. Metro: Sentier (line 3). Take the rue des Petits Carreaux exit (very important). Cross rue Reamur. The street on the left should be rue des Petits Carreaux. Walk 2 blocks up on rue des Petits Carreaux. You’ll face an HSBC branch . (There’s CafĂ© HonorĂ© on the right). That’s rue de Clery. Make a short left (30 seconds) onto rue de Clery and then immediately a right onto rue de's also Les Halles, Reaumur Sebastopol and Bonnes Nouvelles. (Map with reservation)

PARTICIPATION: 20 Euros. Thanks for having exact change in an envelope with your name outside. Please include your card.

GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European, Thai, Indian and other cuisines. Lovingly prepared always by Patricia).

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Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h30
Sunday 13 May At 18h30. Paris Soirees Soiree Gastronomique: with Chef Robert Jonathan Frost). Another special guest to be announced.

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Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday and Paris Networking Cocktail events on Wednesday on the Ile St Louis to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, French and the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American and Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere and the focus is on meeting people in Paris and creating friendships. Patricia is also the founder of African American Literary Soirees and regularly hosts Paris Literary Salons.

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Patricia writes on being an Expat:
"... As the years went by, I also realized that the feeling of being foreign and other, transcends even race. You are not part of their (French) culture. It doesn't matter who you are or of what origin you are. You're either French (in your head and behavior), or not. When I began to see that, I began to identify myself as an expat. The sum of being an American who lives in Paris, an African-American trying to find roots here, minus not being French - but seeing life internationally - on a large scale and permanently, equals my personal experience of being an expat."

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