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Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Knoxville, TN
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*World Premiere*

Art, light, and friendship tell the story of celebrated, Knoxville borne, African-American painter Beauford Delaney, who left the segregated South for the heady freedom of the Harlem Renaissance and Bohemian Paris. Famous singers, actors, writers, and other artists adored him. Foremost among them was his spiritual son writer, James Baldwin, who credits his beloved mentor with teaching him how to live, learn, and see.  This gentle, frequently suicidal soul, though plagued by poverty and schizophrenic voices, still filled hundreds of bright canvases with joy and hope. His journey out of darkness is a splendid testament to the courage of a gifted man who found in the mystical marriage of color and shape the healing grace of love.

Brandon J. Gibson as Beauford Delaney
Vincent Davis as James Baldwin
Regan Bisch as Chorus #1
Joshua Allen as Chorus #2
Breyon Ewing as Chorus #3

*Performed with orchestra

Directed by: James Marvel & Kathryn Frady


Beck Cultural Exchange Center (View)
1927 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
United States


Arts > Opera
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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