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 19, 2016

Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color: A Successful Exhibition!

After a hugely successful run (February 4-29) and a two-week extension (March 1-15) at Columbia Global Centers | Paris at Reid Hall, the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition has come to an end.

In previous blog posts about the exhibition, I've brought you information about the prelude (including the University of Arizona Augmented Reality project) and the catalog, as well as the opening, the round table discussion, and the Global Educator Program that comprised much of the event schedule.

Today, I'm sharing photos of the celebration of Beauford's life in Paris, the screening of the documentary Paris Noir, and some of the guided visits conducted by my co-curator, Laurence Choko, and me.

Celebration of Beauford's Life in Paris
(Sunday, 21 February 2016)


Attendees discussing the life of Beauford Delaney
© Discover Paris!

Monique Y. Wells giving presentation
© Discover Paris!

Geneviève Brouard points out friends in a photo
of an event that took place at the
American Cultural Center in 1969
© Discover Paris!

Making comments about and sharing memories of Beauford
Top (left to right):
Bob Tomlinson, Zuka Mitelberg, Arnaud du Closel
Bottom (left to right):
Jean-Loup Msika, Velma Bury, Marc Albert-Levin
© Discover Paris!

Screening of Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light
(Thursday, 25 February 2016)


Monique welcomes the crowd to the screening
© Discover Paris!

Julia Browne talks about the documentary
© Discover Paris!

Samuel Légitimus (left) and members of the
James Baldwin Collective
at the screening
© Discover Paris!

Guided Visits to Exhibition
(multiple dates throughout the exhibition)


Participants for February 27 visit
© Discover Paris!

Presentation of the "inks on paper" abstract
© J Rêve International

Laurence Choko talks about Beauford's contribution
to French art history
© Discover Paris!

Students admire a Delaney painting
© Discover Paris!

Viewing the works in the Salle de Conferences
© Discover Paris!

Talking about The Eye
© Discover Paris!

Several museums have expressed interest in hosting the exhibition. This is an exciting development! Les Amis will be studying these inquiries over the next few weeks.

Now that the exhibition has ended, I will take a break from blogging. Look for a new post in April 2016.

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) have brought you this exhibition of Beauford Delaney works at Reid Hall in Paris.
WE STILL REQUIRE FUNDING FOR THE SHOW!

To contribute, click HERE.

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.
WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Beauford on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Perhaps for the first time, two major exhibitions of Beauford's work are taking place simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic!

The first opened on February 3rd at Columbia Global Centers, Reid Hall, in Paris.

Beauford Delaney:
Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color



Due to the success of the opening reception, the exhibition, and associated events at Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color has been extended through March 15 2016!

Here are some of the works on view:

Untitled
1959, Oil on canvas
144.5 x 95.5 cm; 56.9" x 37.6"
Private collection
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Portrait of Robert Tricoire
1969, Oil on canvas
65 x 54 cm; 25.6" x 21.2"
Private collection
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Unititled
1956, Inks on paper
45 x 33.5 cm; 17.7" x 13.2"
Private collection
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The works presented above and seventeen additional works in the exhibition have been incorporated into the University of Arizona's Augmented Reality project. Video augments of these paintings and works on paper are accessible through the exhibition catalog by using the Blippar app.

Free visits to see the exhibition are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Tuesday, March 8 at 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, March 10 at 11 AM
  • Monday, March 14 at 3:30 PM

Registration is required. To register, send e-mail to .

For more information about the show, click on the links below:

Opening reception

Round Table

Beauford Delaney commemorative walking tour


The second exhibition is taking place at The Art Show – ADAA in New York.

In Focus: Beauford Delaney

The Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is featuring fifteen of Beauford's works at The Art Show - ADAA from March 2-6, 2016. Among them are:

Untitled, 1951
Oil on canvas
40 1/2" x 60 1/4"; 102.9 x 153 cm
signed and dated
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator
Image courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Reve, c.1959
Oil on canvas
39 3/8" x 32"; 100 x 81.3 cm
signed
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator
Image courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY


Beauford's works are featured in an Artsy editorial that was published about this show on March 2, 2016.

The Art Show is being held at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Hours are as follows:

Saturday, March 5 - 12-7 PM

Sunday, March 6 - 12-5 PM

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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.
WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.