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Photo Exhibition to Celebrate New Relationship between Omaha and Yantai

Photo Exhibition to Celebrate New Relationship between Omaha and Yantai

Creighton University will host a photo exhibition celebrating the linkage of Omaha and Yantai, China, as sister cities Thursday, April 1 through Sunday, April 11, in the V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center Art Gallery and April 12-20 in the Student Center Drawing Room. A complete list of hours and locations can be found at http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/asianworldcenter/.

A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.Tea and cookies will be available. The event is free to the public.

The photo exhibition, “Finding Yantai: Omaha’s Sister City in China—A Photo Journey”, will feature photographs taken by members of the Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA) delegation during their 2009 trip to Yantai.

The Asian World Center and OSCA, a volunteer-based organization affiliated with the office of the mayor, have been working together to promote sister city relations in Asia.

When Valmont Industries, one of Nebraska’s leading businesses, built its third manufacturing plant in Yantai in 2008, conversations between Valmont executives and the Yantai government led to the suggestion of developing a sister city relationship between Omaha and Yantai. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, along with an official delegation, is expected to visit Yantai in June 2010, to sign the official agreement.

Yantai will be the sixth Omaha sister city. Sister city relationships promote developments in the fields of education, trade, economics, science and technology. Such relationships also advance people-to-people friendship, cultural exchanges and numerous business opportunities.

The photo exhibition is sponsored by Creighton University’s Asian World Center and the V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center.