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Alliance Francaise of Doylestown hosts human rights artist

Internationally known artist of the human rights, Françoise Schein, will give a presentation on her urban artwork in French to members of the Alliance Francaise of Doylestown Wednesday, May, 8, and will make a similar presentation in English at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Friday, May 10.

The public is invited to the English presentation, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 301 N. Main St., Doylestown. There is no fee but donations are welcome.

For 30 years, Schein has dedicated a large body of her work to the spread of human rights principles in public spaces, in schools and in under-served communities.

In 1997, she formally founded the Association Inscrire, an NGO dedicated to the dissemination of citizenship concepts and human rights through innovative participative artwork.

Schein has juxtaposed the 1948 Human Rights text, intermingled with images, philosophical and literary texts under subway stations in cities from Paris to New York and in parks and walls in Rio de Janiero and Brussels.
These urban art projects have been produced with the active participation of the local community. Schein is hoping to collaborate on a similar project with Doylestown.

Schein was born in Belgium in 1953. She studied Urban Design at Columbia University and Architecture in Brussels. She also studied art with Robert Morris at New York University.

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