J Rêve Paris Global Educator Program & Beauford Delaney Exhibition. February 2016.


Dr. Monique Wells and Jacqueline Cofield in Paris at Académie de la Grande Chaumière

“Education is a basic human right and the foundation for more sustainable, inclusive and just development.”  Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

J Rêve International is pleased to feature the Global Educator Program and Beauford Delaney Exhibition at Reid Hall in Paris, France 2016, in partnership with Wells International FoundationLes Amis de Beauford Delaney  and Columbia University Global Centers.  Teachers educate and motivate future creatives and leaders, they communicate and transmit such knowledge and skills that J Rêve International presents in its programming.

Beauford Paris Feb 3rd Opening Exhibition ReceptionFor more information, email us at jreveeducators@gmail.com.
To learn more about J Rêve’s previous Educator Program in Senegal and see video, click here.

J Rêve Teacher Paris Program Dates, February 14-21st, 2016.   
Exhibition Opening Reception at Reid Hall: 
Wednesday, Feb 3rd. RVSP HERE.

Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are the greatest resource to empower students as global citizens. J Rêve International’s Global Educator program is a professional development experience that equips teachers with global competencies  and connections necessary to bring an international arts perspective to their schools.  The Paris program also considers approaches to Multiple Intelligence and STEAM education (Science, technology, engineering, arts and math), with reference to the theme of artist Beauford Delaney’s life and work.



Portrait of Beauford Delaney, 1943, Georgia O’Keefe.

Beauford Delaney (December 30, 1901 – March 26, 1979) was an American modernist painter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s.  As James Baldwin noted of Beauford, “He is a great painter-among the very greatest; but I do know that great art can only be created out of love, and that no greater lover has ever held a brush.”

Reid Hall Paris
La Grande Salle – Reid Hall – during Bearden exhibition in February 2015

J Rêve International organizes a number of creativity programs, which take place throughout the year and around the world. The international programmings provide an opportunity for audiences to actively participate and engage in showcases, exhibitions, lectures and discussions exploring approaches, practices, applications and implications for creativity, wellness, culture, academia, and diplomacy.  Through creativity-based projects and events, J Rêve International presents opportunities for creativity to impact people, communities, businesses, and classrooms.

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Images below from previous J Rêve Global Educator Program in Senegal  

Recommended reading: Amazing Grace – A life of Beauford Delaney by David Leeming


  • I want to send this letter of gratitude with regards to my participation in the J Rêve International Global Educator Program in Dakar, Senegal. I was overjoyed with the experience I was granted and wanted to express my deepest thanks. Reflecting upon this fellowship, I would like to acknowledge not only you and your team’s hospitality, but your commitment to creating, executing, and following through on expanding my knowledge in regards to universal dialogue on education.”  Angela W., Math Teacher, Rochester City School District
  • Dear Mme, Thank you again for the wonderful chance you gave us, from April 6 to April 11, to participate in the J Rêve Global Educator Program (Math, Global Studies and Art).  First of all, the round up table was a moment of sharing ideas, remembrance and teaching methods. We also seized that occasion to get acquainted with one another.  We had a rich Panel on Multiple Intelligence & Steam Education. In this occasion, all participants talked a great deal about their teaching experience. Obviously, despite the fact that there were a lot things we had in common, there were also some differences in the way we manage our classes.  And this, due to the differences of the field of intervention.” Ndongo W., English Teacher, Dakar, Senegal

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