Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is partnering with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) and Reid Hall to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016!

We value your support!

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(All or part of your gift through WIF may qualify as a charitable deductible in the U.S.)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color: Before the Opening

The February 3rd opening of the Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition was a huge success! Photos and a full report on the evening's happenings will come next week.

To whet your appetite for them, I'm sharing behind-the-scenes images of the preparation of the show.

It took three days to hang the exhibition.

Paintings ready for hanging
© Discover Paris!

Thierry hangs La Nativité
© Discover Paris!

Thierry hangs The Eye
© Discover Paris!

Tom Reeves photographs Thierry preparing a painting for hanging
© Discover Paris!

The Grande Salle
© Discover Paris!

Co-curators Monique Wells and Laurence Choko
© Discover Paris!

Monique showing the donor list
© Discover Paris!

Professor Bryan Carter and students from the University of Arizona spent the morning of February 1 video-ing spoken word artist Mike Ladd and me to create the video augments for 20 of the 40+ paintings that are being displayed at the exhibition.

Professor Bryan Carter (far right), University of Arizona students, and Monique (front left)
© Discover Paris!

Professor Carter hangs green screen for video session
© Discover Paris!

Chatting during video session
© Discover Paris!

Mike Ladd
© Discover Paris!

Talking with Professor Carter in the Salle des Conferences
© Discover Paris!

In the meantime, J Rêve International founder, Jacqueline Cofield, was checking out the hotel where the teachers participating in her Global Educator Program will stay during the week of February 15.

Jacqueline Cofield, founder of J Rêve International
© Discover Paris!


Hôtel Le M is one of the two sites in Montparnasse that bears a Beauford Delaney commemorative plaque on the façade.

Hôtel Le M - Beauford Delaney commemorative plaque
© Discover Paris!

J Rêve International is bringing eight U.S. teachers to Paris for a workshop on incorporating the arts into teaching practices for multiple disciplines. Beauford's life and art are the focal point for the workshop.

Among the activities planned are an educator meet-and-greet that will permit teachers in the French and U.S. systems to exchange information and ideas:


and a panel discussion on STEAM and Multiple Intelligences that is open to the public:


Next week - the opening!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beauford: News from the Net

We are five days away from the opening of

Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color!


While I concentrate on the final organizational details for the exhibition, I want to share a couple of news bytes about Beauford from the Internet.

Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes is a three-part exhibition at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art held in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums. Consisting of three exhibits at two venues, its mission is to explore the interaction between jazz music and the visual arts. "Performance" will be located in Cooper Gallery's lobby and front galleries. Works by Beauford will be displayed alongside photographs by Hugh Bell and Van Vechten. There will also be a sound installation accompanying an exhibition of album covers. The exhibition will run from February 3 through May 8.

Norfolk, Virginia's Chrysler Museum of Art has acquired a Beauford Delaney portrait of James Baldwin:

Portrait of James Baldwin
(1965) Oil on canvas
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The museum's Board of Trustees voted unanimously on December 10, 2015 to purchase this work. It goes on public view this month in Gallery 221 of the Chrysler’s Roberts Wing for American and European Art.

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! 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, January 23, 2016

You're Invited! Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color


It's official! We have opened registration for attendance at the vernissage (opening) for the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition!

It is scheduled for

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 PM.

The venue is:

La Grande Salle
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
Reid Hall, 4, rue de Chevreuse
75006 Paris
Metro: Vavin (Line 4)

You must register to attend this event. Columbia Global Centers | Paris has provided links to English and French sign-up pages:

English registration page

French registration page

Even if you cannot attend the opening, sign up so that Columbia Global Centers can send you invitations for events associated with the exhibition that will take place subsequent to the opening. You will need to register for each event that you wish to attend.

I'm looking forward to welcoming you to the show!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! 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, January 16, 2016

Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color - Event Schedule

We're only 18 days away from the opening for Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color!

If you haven't already done so, mark your calendar for February 3, 2016.


Here's the schedule of events:

3 February - 6 PM: Vernissage

8 February - 7 PM: Textes & Voix - spoken word artist Mike Ladd talks about jazz and the works presented in the exhibition

16 February - 6:30 PM: Private presentation of exhibition for AARO

17 February - 4 PM: Global Educator Program round table

18 February - 6 PM: Round table discussion - "Multiculturalism in Today's Art World"

20 February - 2 PM: Panel discussion on STEAM Education and Multiple Intelligences

21 February - 3 PM: Celebration of Beauford's life in Paris

25 February - 6:30 PM: Screening of Paris Noir - African Americans in the City of Light by Joanne Burke

To access a superb article on the exhibition and its back story, visit the following link:

Experience the Brilliant Art of Beauford Delaney in Paris

Paris Window
(1953) Pastel on paper
Whitney Museum of American Art
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

You must sign up through Columbia Global Centers' Web site to attend each of these events.

For the English-language sign-up page, click HERE.

For the French-language sign-up page, click HERE.

Your contribution will help make the exhibition a success!

Make your tax-deductible donation here: Wells International Foundation - Private Donor

Les Amis and our partners — Wells International Foundation and Columbia Global Centers | Paris — look forward to welcoming you to Paris and to Columbia University's facility at Reid Hall!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! 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.