Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is supporting the completion of


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Friday, June 18, 2010

Fundraising Success!

I am very pleased to announce that Les Amis de Beauford Delaney has successfully achieved its fundraising goal!  Many thanks all of our donors, whose names you will find listed in the right margin.  Special thanks go to the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery for having submitted the contribution that allowed us to reach $8500! 

Things are moving along swiftly now.  Beauford's tombstone has been ordered, and the target date for the preparation of the gravesite and the installation of the stone is July 15, 2010.  We are beginning to make plans for the commemorative ceremony that will be held at the gravesite at Thiais Cemetery in August or September 2010, the 57th anniversary of Beauford's setting sail for Paris.  We plan to hold a reception in Paris afterward.  The exact date has yet to be determined. Details will follow as the organization of this historic event progresses.

Photo to be used for Beauford's tombstone
c. 1960, possibly taken by Gjon Mili
Courtesy of Richard Gibson

If you have plans to be in Paris during this time and would like to attend the ceremony at which we will honor Beauford's life and art, please send a message to amisdebeauford(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Also, if you still wish to contribute, please feel free to do so by clicking on the "Donate" button in the right margin beneath the color photo of Beauford's final resting place, or by contacting Les Amis at amisdebeauford(at)yahoo(dot)com to receive an address to which you may send a check.  Funds will be used to defray the cost of the commemorative ceremony.

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