A VISIT WITH DR. KINGSLEY FLETCHER
On February 28th, 2018, Ms. Christine Gong, co-chairman of Chinese Culture & Art Organization (CCAIO) met with Dr. Kingsley Fletcher, SUAPOLOR of the Greater Accra region in Ghana. Dr. Fletcher is a well-known ideological leader, whom is regarded highly by many as a global issue and business consultant, and has made continuous efforts to promote exchanges and understanding among different arts and cultures. Dr. Kingsley Fletcher has a keen interest in Chinese culture, and has visited China several times to promote cooperation and exchange between China and Ghana. After meeting, Dr. Kingsley Fletcher received an imaginative ink and wash painting by Chinese artist Mark Cheung from CCAIO.
Mark Cheung’s imaginative ink and wash painting involves fluent and unrestrained brushstrokes, touched with warm and vivid colors. As a Buddhist, who advocates the teachings of Confucianism, and Taoism, his work embodies Taoist philosophy that great music has notes and for that beyond shapes, which is believed the highest state of artistic expression of emotion in Chinese culture. Combining both non-existing and existing transforms what was a blank medium into a world full of imagination, where the ink flow strokes fill with zenist serenity, exposing the way how the artist’s mind and soul wonders.
Dr. Kingsley Fletcher is the SE-SUAPOLOR of the Se (Shai) traditional area of Ghana, respected as His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I. He is a former Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for Africa, also the chairman of the Africa Leadership Congress (ALC), a think tank of African business, political, and education professionals. He is a speaker and consultant in the areas of international relations, resource mobilization, conflict resolution, social justice, leadership, globalization, and African economic development. He was the first African leader to be keynote speaker at the World Public Forum (WPF) held in Greece, as well as participated in the African Presidential Roundtable in Germany. He became Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies Accra - Ghana (UPSA) in 2014, the cradle of African leaders and the fastest growing university in Africa (2014) as awarded by the All African Students Union.