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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chinese Heritage Gate Unveiling and Celebration @ West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 West 3100 South

West Valley City to Unveil Chinese Gate, celebrate Chinese Heritage at Utah Cultural Celebration Center

WHAT:           Chinese Heritage Gate unveiling and community celebration
WHEN:           September 29, 2012
                        6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:         1355 West 3100 South
WHO:              Everyone is invited to the Chinese Heritage celebration free of charge.

WHY:              Ten years in the making, the Chinese Heritage Gate has finally been installed at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. The gate, a symbol of the Sister City relationship between West Valley City, Utah, and Nantou, Taiwan, will be a prominent structure on the Cultural Center grounds, inviting visitors to admire its architectural beauty and reflect on Chinese culture. A public unveiling ceremony will celebrate the installation of this culturally significant gift.

                        In addition to the public celebration on September 29, two special complementary exhibits have been installed at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center showcasing artwork from Taiwan. The Beauty of Nantou 2012 features contemporary fine art by over 25 of Taiwan’s most famous and celebrated artists. Why Taiwan Matters is an informational photography exhibit that traces the history of Taiwan from its beginnings as a full democracy to preserving traditional culture to contributions to the global economy, arts, medical field and technology. In addition to these two exhibits, gifted art and artifacts from West Valley City’s Sister City will also be on display. The exhibits open on September 29 as part of the celebration, and will feature art demonstrations by visiting Taiwanese artists.

                        Special thanks goes to Nantou and West Valley Cities; England Logistics Ground Division; Chinese Heritage Foundation of Utah; Evergreen Ocean Division, and the West Valley City Sister City Committee for making the entire project, from conception to construction to delivery, a reality for the Cultural Center and the Chinese community.

For more information on this festive celebration or upcoming events at the Cultural Center, please call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org. For more information about the Chinese Heritage, visit www.wvc-ut.gov/friendshipgate.

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