Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is partnering with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) to take the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition to the U.S.!

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color: The Global Educator Program

The Global Educator Program (GEP), created by J Rêve International in partnership with the Wells International Foundation and Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, was an integral part of the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition.


J Rêve founder Jacqueline Cofield's vision for the Paris program spurred a number of extraordinary encounters between K-12 teachers from the U.S. and organizations in France.

Jacqueline Cofield at Hôtel Le M
© J Rêve International

The group kicked off an intensive week of activities with an orientation at Hôtel Le M followed by Discover Paris' commemorative walking tour entitled Beauford Delaney's Montparnasse:

Orientation room at Hôtel Le M
© J Rêve International

One of the stops on the Beauford Delaney walking tour - Reid Hall
© J Rêve International

Program participants enjoyed extensive interaction with the Fulbright Commission:

J Rêve International Global Educator Program participants at the Fulbright Commission with
Director Arnaud Roujou de Boubée (4th from right) and
Danielle Fortier Berger, Executive Director of the
Mona Bismarck Center in Paris and former Fulbright fellow
(far right)
© J Rêve International

UNESCO:

J Rêve International Global Educator Program participants at UNESCO with
U.S Science Officer Dillon Green (4th person from right)
© J Rêve International

and

a suburban community of artists at the Villa Mais d'Ici, organized by U.S. artist/educator Cheryl Ann Bolden:

Cheryl Ann Bolden's studio at Villa Mais d'Ici
© J Rêve International

In addition, two GEP events were held at Columbia Global Centers at Reid Hall, taking full advantage of the ambiance exuded by Beauford's art.

A meet-and-greet between the GEP participants and educators from Paris and London institutions:

Monique presents the strategic focus areas for the Wells International Foundation
to Global Educator Program participants
© J Rêve International

Global Educator Program participant
Margaret Sergent, Second Vice President of the
Rochester Teachers Association in Rochester, NY
and Monique
© J Rêve International

and a panel discussion on STEAM education and Multiple Intelligences

STEAM and Multiple Intelligences Panel
From left to right: Jacqueline Cofield (moderator), artist Ealy Mays,
GEP Fellow Margaret Sergent, GEP Fellow Malikka Karteron;
craniofacial surgeon Roman Hossein Khonsari
© J Rêve International

During the GEP meet-and-greet, participants were able to talk with Chantal Pinkham, Education Community Projects Lead at Blippar, about the Augmented Reality platform that Blippar provides for teachers and students.

Later, they experienced the technology firsthand as they "blipped" paintings from the exhibition and accessed videos produced by students from the University of Arizona only a couple of weeks prior to their arrival in Paris.

GEP Fellow Louis King "blipping" The Eye
© J Rêve International

J Rêve International's first Global Educator Program was held in Senegal in 2015 in partnership with the Sengalese-American bilingual Blaise Diagne high school and Give1Project. The next program will take place in Ghana in partnership with NYU Africa House in April 2016.

For a full recap of the Global Educator Program's activities, click here.

The Wells International Foundation and Les Amis de Beauford Delaney look forward to future collaborations with J Rêve International and its innovative founder!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are bringing you this exhibition of Beauford Delaney works at Reid Hall in Paris.
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