Shadowlight

1927 Dandridge Ave.
KNOXVILLE, TN 37915
1927 Dandridge Ave.
KNOXVILLE, TN 37915
  • Date(s): February 28, 2020 to February 29, 2020
  • Event Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Price: $30.00 for adults. $15.00 for students.
  • Location: Beck Cultural Exchange Center

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About

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”, and Breyon Ewing as “Chorus #3”.

*Performed with orchestra

Directed by: James Marvel & Kathryn Frady

 

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