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Sister states Jiangsu Province and California present art exhibit in Pasadena

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“Experience China,” an art exhibit by China’s “greatest contemporary artists,” is the first in a series of events resulting from a Memorandum of Understanding entered into last April by Gov. Jerry Brown and Party Secretary Luo. California and Jiangsu Province became Sister States in July, 2011.

The paintings that will be displayed at the Pasadena Convention center are the gold prize winners of an annual art contest and display in Jinling, which began in 2005 as the Jinling Art Exhibition of One Hundred Chinese Paintings. They capture current social development, urban and rural landscape, natural scenery and public life. Jiangsu Province has sponsored and displayed China’s top paintings in 2011 at the Louvre, in Paris, and in 2012 at Westminster Cathedral in London.

Opening ceremonies are on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 form 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and require reservations. RSVP to Mei Mei Huff, (909) 815-7272 or The exhibition continues Sept. 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, Calif.

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