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

The Year of the Dog Display to be Unveiled February 14

WHAT:
The County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission is hosting a painting exhibition to celebrate the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year, including an opening ceremony and student awards presentation on Feb. 14. The posters created by the students from the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools (ANCCS) vividly portray Lunar New Year festivity. Every year, the ANCCS holds a poster contest inviting students to learn about the Lunar New Year tradition and to create artwork based on the animal of the coming New Year. 2018 is the year of the dog.

The winning paintings of the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools’ Annual Painting Contest will be displayed in the breezeway of the County of Santa Clara Government Center, from Feb. 14 to Feb.28.

WHO:

Dave Cortese, Board of Supervisors, County of Santa Clara

Joseph Ma, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office San Francisco

Vicky Chu, Chairperson, Santa Clara County, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission

Guang-Ting Shih, President, Association of Northern California Chinese Schools

County of Santa Clara, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commissioners

Poster Contest Winners – approximately 17 students

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 4:00 P.M. - Opening Ceremony and Student Awards Presentation

WHERE:

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

WHY:

The annual painting exhibition offers an opportunity to acknowledge the talent of youngsters welcoming the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year. The exhibition also highlights and recognizes 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.


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Media ContactLaurel Anderson/Anne Chang, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119. 


Posted: February 8, 2018



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Last updated: 2/8/2018 10:35 AM