By: Nettiesha Scott
For the first time ever, World Artist Experiences brings Colorful China to Delaware State University. The mission of the program is to bridge international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities’ colleges and schools by using the arts, something we all can understand said World Artists Experiences President Betty McGinnis.
Dr. Fengshan Li, Assistant Vice President of International Affairs worked with Ms. McGinnis to bring the culture of China, through the Colorful China program, to DSU. Delaware State University already has many exchange students from China but students don’t get to experience their culture that much.
China is composed of 50 nationalities and 55 different minority groups. Through Colorful China, the artists shared their rich cultural heritage and the desire to express unity and peace in this world because it is really needed, expressed President McGinnis.
Throughout the show students and visitors of DSU experienced the Chinese culture through singing, dance, art and a fashion show.China is very colorful with their vast array of colors from the clothing worn to the experience they brought to DSU; they really illuminated the night.
Some other people in attendance included DSU’s Provost Dr. Alton Thompson. It was Dr. Thompson who reminded everyone that Diversity is one of the school’s core values and we try to focus on that area with events like Colorful China.