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Taiwan’s Int’l Children’s Painting Exhibition coming to SF museum, Oct 15 – Jan 8
The 41st Taiwan International Children’s Painting Exhibition will be on display at the San Francisco’s Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) from October 15 through January 8, 2012. Nearly two hundred award-winning paintings from more than 50 countries by children ages five to fifteen will be shown.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 3:00-5:00pm at the museum. On that day, admission to the exhibition is free, and the reception is open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by the students from the International School of the Peninsula, the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra and Team StudioKicks.
International cultural exchange in fine arts education is greatly emphasized in Taiwan today. Two Taiwan-based organizations spearheading its advancement are the National Taiwan Arts Education Center and the Chinese Association for Education through Art, which have sponsored the Taiwan International Children’s Painting Exhibition since 1966. Their goal is to cultivate children’s appreciation of the visual world, train them in critical thinking, and encourage them to express their personality through aesthetic perception. Prior to coming to San Francisco, the exhibition also stopped in New York, Houston and Vancouver, Canada. In previous years, it toured in Austria, Poland and Germany in 2008, Japan and Korea in 2009, and Malaysia and Singapore in 2010.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco is co-organizing the 41st Taiwan International Children’s Painting Exhibition with the San Francisco’s Children’s Creativity Museum and San Francisco State University in collaboration with local schools and community organizations.
For more information, please contact the Children’s Creativity Museum at (415) 820-3330 or visit www.creativity.org.