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County of Santa Clara to Host 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year Painting Exhibition

Display at County Government Center Showcases Painting Contest Winners’ Art featuring the “Year of the Monkey”

​WHAT:

In celebration of the 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year, the County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission is hosting an exhibition of the “Year of the Monkey” paintings created by Bay Area youth.  The winning artworks of the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools’ Annual Painting Contest will be displayed in the breezeway of the County Government Center, from Feb. 4 to Feb.16.
 

WHO: 

Supervisor Joe Simitian, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Joseph Ma, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office San Francisco
Yun Tien Su, Chairperson, Santa Clara County, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County commission
Peggy Chiou, President, Association of Northern California Chinese Schools
County of Santa Clara, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commissioners
Poster Contest Winners – approximately 20 students
 

WHEN:

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 4:00 P.M. - Opening Ceremony and Student Awards Presentation
Feb. 4 – Feb. 16 – Painting Exhibition
 

WHERE:

County Government Center breezeway, First Floor
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110
 

WHY:

The annual painting exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the talent of youngsters welcoming the 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year.  The exhibition highlights the rich cultural diversity in Santa Clara County. 
 

About the Commission:

The Santa Clara County/Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China Sister County Commission is committed to fostering artistic, commercial, cultural, educational, and technological exchange and understanding between the people and governments of Santa Clara County and Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China.  All commissioners are non-paid volunteers and the commission is entirely self-supporting and fulfills its mission through fundraising, volunteerism and donations. 
 

Photo Opportunities:

Paintings by students, one-on-one interviews, awards presentation to students.       
Lunar Flier 2016 year of the Monkey
 
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Media Contact: Laurel Anderson/Anne Chang, Office of Public Affairs, 408-299-5119 
 
Posted: January 29, 2016​ 
 
 
 
 
 
Last updated: 8/9/2019 3:57 PM