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VietArt Center

Center of Vietnamese Arts and Culture in Garden Grove, CA, USA

13091 Galway Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844
714-658-6650 • Email: vietartcenter@aol.com
Office Hours: By Appointment Only


VIET ART WEEKLY  - ENEWS: 6/15 THRU 6/21

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY AND HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Viet Art Center send to you our Inside Viet Art Newsletter – May/June 2007  - Inside Viet Art is bi-language (Vietnamese & English). Since there are several painting illustrations in our newsletter, the file is quite big. Although we have decided to keep the file as-is for you to be able to read and to view our painting illustrations. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and share our writings to your parents.

 

Thank you for your sponsorship of Viet Art Center , Nhom Chan Que, and Nhom The Friends

Viet Weekly magazine, Viet Tide magazine, Radio VNCR, Saigon TV, The Korea Times Los Angeles, Little Saigon TV, VATV, Nguoi Viet  2 weekly, Nguoi Viet newspaper, Saigon Radio Hai Ngoai, SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network), VHN TV (Vietnam Hai Ngoai), Quincy Discount Printing, Bolsa Tickets, Coffee Factory, Uy Vu Entertainment, Perfume Company, Tony Lam, Nguoi Viet Auto Body, BP Travel, Phuong Lan Music Studio, Gom Viet, Long’s Orchid, Viet Artist Club, The Rev. Nguyen Minh Hanh, Le Hong Quang Music Studio  

 

Artists: Nguyen Thi Hop, Nguyen Dong, Huy Dung, Suzie Vuong, Phi Loc, Pham Thu Hai Elizabeth, Chau Thuy, Angelique Duyen, David Tran, Thuc Nghi, Uy Vu, Hong Trang

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Sunday, June 17, 2007

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

 

Viet Art Center, Garden Grove Farmers Market  and the musical group “Nhom Chan Que” are organizing and sponsoring these special events to celebrate our Father’s Day

 

GARDEN GROVE FARMERS MARKET - CHILDREN ART WORKSHOP

ORGANIZED BY GARDEN GROVE FAR MERS MARKET AND VIET ART CENTER

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00pm

Children all ages are invited

Come to create a beautiful frame for your Dad

Fee: $2.50 – registration at Viet Art Center

 

CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST: “TO DAD, WITH LOVE”

ORGANIZED BY VIET ART CENTER

FREE ADMISSION 

Age: Group I – 6 to 10/ Group II – 11 to 14

Limit: 20 children per group (40 total) – RSVP as first-come first-serve basis

Topic will be given on contest day – Contest pieces will be written in English only

Members of the “Judges” will be kept secret until the contest day

Time: 10am12:30pm – tentative schedule as following:  

10:00am to 10:30am: registration

10:30am to 11:15am: writing contest (parents will wait outside Viet Art Center )

11:15am to Noon: contestants reading their poem or essay (less than 100 words) on stage to judges and general audiences (parents will be invited to attend the reading session)

o       Noon to 12:30am  Judges announce winners 

-        Prizes: All contestants will receive the entire collection of Transvietimex/VietSpirit Magazines – worth $56 per collection

o       Three (3) equal prizes (giai dong hang)  for each group (six prizes total) – Winners can choose to take one of these scholarships:  

o       Viet Art Center Scholarship for the entire summer program (June 25August 31) worth $1,250 per scholarship

o       Viet Art Center Scholarship for threemonth private lessons (one of these programs chosen by winner: Creative Writing – Michelle Phuong Thao, Violin – Luan Vu, Piano – Vuong Huong, Guitar – David Tran, Sketching: Angelique Duyen, or Calligraphy – Chau Thuy) – worth $375 per scholarship

o       All winning pieces will be published on Inside Viet Art – July 2007 and a local Vietnamese newspaper – worth – priceless :=)

 

Viet Art Center organizes and sponsors this contest to help children to express their love to their father on this special day. In addition, Viet Art Center learned that many parents in the area would like very much to send their children to attend the summer program and “Art” classes at Viet Art Center . However, although with “deep discount” offering by Viet Art Center , some of these parents still cannot afford the tuitions/fees. This is a great opportunity for those parents.

 

FATHER’S DAY DINNER CELEBRATION – TIEC VINH DANH BO

ORGANIZED BY THE MUSICAL GROUP: NHOM CHAN QUE

FREE ADMISSION

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Program includes dinner, refreshments, and musical performance with many professional singers/artists

MC: Mr. Tran Quoc Bao & Poet Ngo Van Quy

Lottery with valuable prizes: DVD Player, CD Player, Gom Viet, Target’s Gift Cards, etc.

Featuring professional artists: painting “live” for those “dads” who would like to be model.

Featuring Orchid Show by Long’s Orchid

Limit seats available – please contact Nhom Chan Que at diamondbntran@yahoo.com/chienhuu@hotmail.com

 

This dinner is organized and sponsored solely by Nhom Chan Que. Viet Art Center appreciates Nhom Chan Que and the many professional artists to contribute their time and money to bring this beautiful event to our fathers. Please contact directly to diamondbntran@yahoo.com/chienhuu@hotmail.com for any questions relating to this dinner

 

Saturday, June 23, 2007 – 10:00AM to 11:30AM

 

OPENING CEREMONY – VIET ART SUMMER PROGRAM

All parents and children are invited to meet with the instructor team.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2007 – 6:00PM to 10:00PM

 

 CONCERT: LA VIE EN ROSE

 ORGANIZED BY NHOM THE FRIENDS

 

Nhom The Friends would like to introduce a musical evening. The program includes romantic masterpieces of France , Italy , England , etc. from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, ... All these songs were once loved and still love by millions of Vietnamese fans.

With special appearance of singer Linh Thao from Montreal, Canada, together with members of Nhom The Friends: Pham Ha, Bich Van, Tran Anh Bao, Bao Chau, Luu Minh Thang, Van Quynh, Duy Ai, Uy Vu – Vocal; Vuong Huong & Danniel Vu – Piano; Luan Vu – Violin; Nguyen Thi Hau – Cello; Truong Dang Khoa – Guitar; Nguyen Khoa Cat – M.C.; and Michelle Phuong Thao – Stage Art featuring the romantic paintings of Suzie Vuong, Phi Loc, Huy Dung.

Nhom The Friends selected Viet Art Center for this theme concert since Viet Art Center has a warm and cozy atmosphere. The guests should come a bit early to take a walk on the paved Historic Main Street , which was praised as the “most romantic street in Orange County ” by many Vietnamese artists. The street is designed with an ancient European style with large parking lot (in the back). Before the program, guests will also enjoy the beautiful painting selections featuring some contemporary artists. The warm and cozy atmosphere will further enhance with the aromatic scents of coffee and best of all, the elegant sound of classical music.  We hope to see you at this meaningful and enchanting night. 

Contact Information: Luan Vu – 7144675840 Viet Art Center : 7145340398

Tickets available @ Bolsatickets.net, Bolsa Ticket – 7144180499

 

Sunday, June 24, 2007 – 3:30PM to 5:30PM

 

A SCENT OF LITERATURE – HUONG VAN

ORGANIZED BY VIET ART CENTER

 Vietnamese Folk Humorous Story: Truyen Cuoi Dan Gian

 Professor Quyen Di

 English Translation: Que Nghi

 Painting Illustrations: Hoang Phuong Vy, Dao Vu, Tran Quang Minh, Thuc Quyen, Ly Thu Ha, Nguyen Thi Thoa

 Tickets: Nonmember $8/Member $6

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm

LASAN TABERT HIGHSCHOOL REUNION  

 PRIVATE EVENT

 

Sunday, September 20, 2007

AUGUST MOON FEST:   Details coming soon

 

VIET ART CENTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

Advisory Director: Professor Quyen Di (UCLA/CSULB)

 

Program Director: Michelle Phuong Thao

We welcome you to Summer Time and Art Programs at Viet Art Center . A time of fairy tales, of bright sunshine, of magnificent rainbows, of cheerful laughter, of blossom fun, and of warm love.  Years from now, as we will be together, Viet Art Center will be one of your “good old memory”.  

 

I - YOUNG STAGE PROGRAM

 

NEW - VIET ART CHILDREN CHOIR – BAN HOP XUONG THIEU NHI VIET ART

 ORGANIZED BY VIET ART CENTER

Lead by Musician/Conductor Hong Trang  & Pianist Phuong Lan

Practice Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Membership Fee: $30/Month

Sign up today – Grand Opening Date:  July 22, 2007

Age: 6-17

 

Musician/Conductor: Hong Trang  

Musician Hong Trang graduated Bachelor of Arts, Van Khoa University ( Saigon , Vietnam ) and graduated Music Conductor Program, Bach Music Academy ( Saigon , Viet Nam ). Hong Trang taught music at Nguyen Ba Tong Highschool and Thanh Nhan University ( Saigon , Vietnam ). For more than 20 years, Hong Trang has been conducting music for the  Hoa Bien Choir at St. Bonaventure, Huntington Beach , California . Hong Trang is a lecturer of the topic: Teaching Vietnamese Through Music for the Vietnamese Teaching Training Programs. Hong Trang composed & arranged music for these two CDs:  Con Tim Viet Nam (A Vietnamese Heart) and Loi Chim Non (The Words of Young Bird)

 

Pianist: Phuong Lan

Pianist Phuong Lan is a piano teacher, teaching classical music, music theory, and modern music at Youth Place, Music Learning Center ( Santa Ana , California ) and Phuong Lan Music Studio. Phuong Lan is a member of California Association of Professional Music Teacher. She has 25 years of experience as a concert pianist performing with symphony orchestras. In addition to performing, Phuong Lan has composed and arranged music for various ensembles. Beside that, she is pianist at Saint Columban Church Choir in Garden Grove , California .

 

II – MUSIC & PERFORMANCE CLASSES

 

Voice Training & Vocal Performance: Want to be a professional singer?

Private lessons by Luan Vu and Nhom The Friends

Monday through Friday: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please call Viet Art Center for details of this program   

 

Guitar: David Tran

I'll give you a small idea about myself. Upon receiving my BA in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam, I've had the opportunity to play in numerous bands ranging in styles from Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B, Folk, Jazz, and Vietnamese music. I've been teaching for ten years and hope to teach you.

Private Lessons & Summer Program

 

Guitar: Khoa Truong

Khoa Truong’s background and his own words – coming soon

Private Lessons

 

Violin: Luan Vu

Handsome, fashionable, talented, and passionate about classical music: Vietnamese, French, Italian, et al. By the way, these are not Luan Vu’s words – they are Michelle’s compliment to Luan Vu. Luan Vu will teach you the romantic sound of violin.

Private Lessons

 

Drum/Percussion: Jimmy Tran 

Jimmy’s background and his own words – coming soon

Private Lessons

 

Piano: Daniel Vu

Daniel’s background and his own words – coming soon

Private Lessons

 

III – ARTS & ACADEMIC CLASSES – SUMMER PROGRAM & PRIVATE LESSONS  

 

Math: Don Nguyen (UCLA) 

My name is Don Nguyen.  I recently have graduated from UCLA as a Neuroscience major as I plan to go to Philadelphia for medical school in the fall.  One thing that I have noticed is that math is something we can never escape from.  Classes that I took in preparation for medical school such as physics and chemistry demand a strong grip and understanding of mathematics.  The ability to work with numbers comes in handy in the classroom and most definitely outside the classroom as well.  I have been tutoring students most of my college career and I am looking forward to teaching you this summer.

Summer Program – Session I

 

Creative Writing: Monique Keleman (UCLA)

Creative writing is both an outlet for an individual’s artistic energy and a journey inward to a greater understanding of a person’s motivation and passion. I have recently graduated from UCLA with an English degree specializing in creative writing, and I have had amazing opportunities to work closely with some of the most respected and criticallyacclaimed professors and fiction writers in the nation. I hope that I can share with you some of the experiences I have had. Creative writing is a form of art, and I will work with you to explore the different uses of words and thoughts to create your own individual masterpiece.

Summer Program – Session I

 

Drawing: Angelique Duyen

My name is Angelique, and I've been drawing and painting for more than ten years. To me, art is the mean of humanity. Art is to celebrate life and to employ a memory onto concrete creation. My works are centered on human, the human figures, and portraiture. But it is not limited to such, for life is also about nature and human's accomplishment. I use broad spectrum of mediums, from pencils, pastel, charcoal, to watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, cutout. I also venture into abstract, cubism, impressionism, and other styles in my own works. For I believe in widening my own capacity and challenging new heights. My approach to art is practical, but never without emphasizing on the creativity aspect of making it. I believe in freedom of expression, that each expression is unique.

Private Lessons & Summer Program

 

Vietnamese for Adults (Age 14 and above): Professor Quyen Di & Michelle Phuong Thao

Saturday, 9am-11am

Private Lessons

 

Fine Arts for Adults (Age 14 and above) : Phong Nguyen

Saturday – 11:00am-Noon 

Private Lessons

Phong’s background and his own words – coming soon

 

 

Calligraphy: Chau Thuy

The Western calligraphy means “beautiful writing” and reflects an interest in ornamental words on the artwork. Việt Calligraphy, as well as the other Asian calligraphy, has been regarded as an elegant art form since the olden time. Việt Calligraphy, as a unique combination of East and West, is practiced today by many people around the world.

I hope that together with you, we will discover another form of expression that go beyond the mere ability of simple communication. 

Private Lessons & Summer Program

 

Voice: Le Hong Quang

Le Hong Quang graduated top of his class from the Saigon Conservatory in 1995. He graduated in 2003 from California State University , Fullerton . Today, he is the main tenor for the Ngan Khoi Chorus performs regularly at many chamber music programs. He established Le Hong Quang Studio to teach vocal lessons and have been participated by many students, youngsters and adults.

Summer Program

 

Vietnamese Martial Arts - Dich Vo Dao: Great Master Hung Phong

Dich Vo Dao derives from the Ying-Yang philosophy. Great Master Hung Phong has taught Vietnamese Martial Arts from many years in Vietnam and USA . Studying Dich Vo Dao will help you with self-defense, calm heart, and peace at body and mind.

Summer Program

 

Viet Art Center Volunteers:

 

Visual Arts: Sarah Laudehslayer

Student of Orange County Highschool of the Arts (OCHSA)

Summer Program

 

Piano: Thu Thuy

Hi, I am 16.  I started piano lessons at the age of 6 and was chosen to study in the National Conservatory of Hanoi, Vietnam. In January this year, I was accepted to come to US to study music.  Currently, I am pianist  at Saint Anselm Episcopal Parish in Garden Grove . I love classical and Vietnamese music. I hope to share with you my lifelong passion.

Summer Program

 

VIET ART SUMMER PROGRAM

 

 

Session I – June 25 through July 27 (Closed July 4)

Session II – July 30 through August 31

 

The Viet Art Summer Program runs Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Class Information

 

Cost – The cost of the summer program is nonmember $150/week – member: $125/week – Drop in: $45 per day

 

 Special discount for low-income family and siblings

 

Field Trips – Every Friday the children will go on field trips visiting parks, museums, galleries and artist studios.

 

Registration Fees – A nonrefundable deposit of one-week tuition is due when you register to guarantee a space. We accept checks and money orders (payable to Viet Art Center ). A charge of $10 will be made for checks returned for any reason.

 

Program Schedule:

 

 

Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30am - 10:00am

Breakfast /

Free  Activity

Breakfast /

Free  Activity

Breakfast /

Free  Activity

Breakfast /

Free  Activity

Breakfast

10:00am - 11:00am

Voice

(Le Hong Quang

/Thu Thuy)

Creative Writing

/Math Review

(Monique Keleman

/Don Nguyen)

Voice

(Le Hong Quang

/Thu Thuy)

Creative Writing

/Math Review

(Monique Keleman

/Don Nguyen)

Field Trip

Michelle/

Sarah

Laudehslayer)

11:00am - Noon

Calligraphy/

Book Reading

(ChauThuy/

Michelle PhuongThao)

 

Computer/

Sketching

(Angelique Duyen

/Sarah Laudehslayer)

Calligraphy/

Book Reading

(ChauThuy/

Michelle PhuongThao)

 

Computer/

Sketching

(Angelique Duyen

/Sarah Laudehslayer)

Field Trip

Michelle/

Sarah

Laudenslayer)

Noon - 1:00pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Free  Activity

Free  Activity

Free  Activity

Free  Activity

Field Trip

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Computer/

Guitar

(David/)

Creative Writing

/Math Review

(Monique Keleman

/Don Nguyen)

Computer/

Guitar

(David)

Creative Writing

/Math Review

(Monique Keleman

/Don Nguyen)

Field Trip

Michelle/

Sarah

Laudehslayer)

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Snack

Snack

Snack

Snack

Field Trip

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martial Arts

Dich Vo Dao

(Great Master Hung Phong)

Library  

Martial Arts

Dich Vo Dao

(Great Master Hung Phong)

Movie Time

Field Trip

Michelle/

Sarah

Laudehslayer)

 

 All children will participate in Book Reading, Math Review, Drawing, Creative Writing, & Field Trip

 Each child will choose one additional activity: Vietnamese, Guitar, Calligraphy, Vocal.

 Free activity is with approval from the instructors  sample activities are computer, chess, reading, drawing, or...taking a nap...

 Materials for guitar, vocal, art & creativity lessons are purchased separately

 Young Stage Talent Show: Summer Art Children shows off their talents weekly on stage – Prize available at each show –

 Young Pen column: Selected writings from summer camp children will be published in monthly Inside Viet Art newsletter in the Young Pen column.

 

 

101 VIET ARTISTS

 

Inside Viet Art – May/June 2007: featuring Artist Nguyen Thi Kim Chi – Saigon , Vietnam & Artist Pham Thu Hai Elizabeth– California, USA  

 

 Inside Viet Art – July 2007: featuring Artist Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc – Saigon , Vietnam & Artist Suzie Vuong -  California , USA  

 

VIET ART CENTER FOUNDATION

          A 501 (c) (3) nonprofit foundation to support and to promote Viet Art & Culture – are in process of filing for taxexempt with state and federal government (should take about 6 to 8 weeks).  Will update on status of this great nonprofit organization.