Miss Asian American Colorado Dao Than hosted a fundraiser for the Asian Pacific Development Center’s ReLAY After School program on Saturday, April 21 at the Tivoli Student Union at Auraria Campus.
“ARTiste” which stands for Art is Shown Through Expression was an art gala that showcased a dance performance by the refugee youth in ReLAY and their art projects that Than had been working diligently on with them for weeks prior to the event. It was not only a showcase, but it was a celebration of art. Local artists’ artwork were on sale with
proceeds donated to ReLAY, while live performances included a lion dance by Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center, dance by Machinez Remainz and rap by Ann Mariano.
Than was recognized with a plaque of appreciation by Bryan Yee for her service to the ReLAY program.