News for the week of May 20

Video of Renoir painting

Even though he was confined to a wheelchair and his arthritis required someone place brushes in his hands Renoir continued to paint. Video is 3:00 minutes.

Detroit River Cruise and French History

AF Detroit chapter is offering a cruise along the Detroit river focusing on French history in eastern Michigan on June 24. The commentary is in French and English. For details visit the Alliance Française de Detroit. More information.

AFGR chapter news

Our next book club selection is Renoir's Dance by Catherine Hewitt.  This 2018 published in 2018 this biography of Suzanne Valadon reads like a novel.  Suzanne started out as a model for the impressionist painters and under the mentoring of Degas became a painter herself. She also was the mother of Montmartre painter Maurice Utrillo. July 24, Schuler Books, 5:30pm. Contact Marijke Wiersema for more information.

Suzanne self-portrait:

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