Venue: Webster University, Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) 160 Auditorium (8274 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119).
For the second year in a row, and in a collaboration with the Alliance Française in St. Louis, Webster University and the Centre Francophone have been trusted to represent St. Louis by Villa Albertine and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Welcoming remarks will be given by Dr. Beth Stroble, Webster University’s Chancellor. Participants such as Dr. Simon Kelly, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), and The Congolese Choir in St. Louis – among other notable individuals and collectives – will embark us in a night of exchange, performance, and demonstration. This year, we will address the theme: “Art, Culture & Knowledge: More Connected and Global than Ever!”, which simply entails more art, performances, connectivity, and knowledge in a global St. Louis. Each participant will tackle this theme according to their respective discipline/expertise. The idea is to experience and exchange our city’s artistic, cultural, and intellectual opportunities from different angles and perspectives. A Q&A session will follow the presentations, performances, and demonstrations, and the audience will have an opportunity to interact with our guests. Open bar and hors-d’œuvres are in the program!
This event is organized in partnership with Webster University, the Francophone Center at Webster University, the Alliance Française of St. Louis and the Villa Albertine in Chicago.