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

13091 Galway Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844
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VIET ART CENTER (VAC) WEEKLY ENEWS  6/19-6/29

 

SUMMARY

 

I. Events: Art, Culture, Charity

 

  1. Westminster, CA – Wells Fargo – Little Saigon Store Opening 
  2. Garden Grove, CA – VAC –  Exhibition: Memories of Vietnam
  3. Garden Grove, CA – VAC – Independence Day Potluck Picnic
  4. Saigon, Vietnam – VAC – The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong

 

II. Press Release of Interests

 

1.     Loyola Marymount University: Professor Howard Lavick and “Memories of Vietnam”

2.     Vietnam War and History: “A Story After 40 Years” by Singer Khanh Ly

3.     Garden Grove Channel 3 News: Feature Report on “Memories of Vietnam”

 

 

A NOTE FROM VIET ART 

 

Dear Friends and Family,

 

It’s Summer time! The heat is on and it’s hot…hot..hot!

 

This July, I am going to take a couple weeks away from this hotter than ever “California heat” to …my tropical motherland, Vietnam. It will be extremely hot still there but it is the season of "exotic fruits" and my most beloved "lotus flower" then. It has been two years since my last trip, I hope to meet my Vietnamese artists and friends at Viet Art Center's first cultural event in Saigon.

 

The attached photo “A Grand Opening View” of our exhibition “Memories of Vietnam” is courtesy of artist/photographer Tran Dinh Thuc. I understand that photographer Tran Dinh Thuc put three different photos together and use the magic of photoshop to creat this beautiful one-of-a-kind photo. Thank you very much, chu Thuc! 

 

The Vietnam Veterans/Photographers continues to share their passionate stories of “Memories of Vietnam” with the general public. Come enjoy the beautiful work of Michael Burr at the new Wells Fargo Bank in Little Saigon as well as check out the “Press Release of Interests”.

 

 

Peace and Love,

Michelle Phuong Thao

Executive Director, VAC 

 

 

I. Events: Art, Culture, Charity

 

 

1. Thursday, June 26, 2008

Organized and sponsored by Wells Fargo

 

Asian & Pacific Islander American VIP Reception

Celebrate the Little Saigon Store Opening

 

Time:

6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Place:

9550 Bolsa Avenue

Westminster, CA 92683

 

Come meet the Store’s mural photographer Michael Burr and be a part of the Hiep Nguyen Circle Painting Project. Michael Burr is a Vietnam Veteran (US-Air Force). His photos were selected to be in our current exhibition “Memories of Vietnam”.

 

RSVP by June 19, 2008 to Diane Westerman at westerma@wellsfargo or (949)251-6004

 

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

2. Exhibition: Memories of Vietnam 1955-1975

 Organized by Viet Art Center

Sponsored by St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church

 

Location: St. Anselm of Cantebury Episcopal Church

13091 Galway Street

Garden Grove, CA 92844

Exhibition Period: May 3 – July 5

Time: 10am-5pm (Closed Monday and Sunday)

 

3. Sunday, July 6, 2008

Independence Day Potluck Picnic

Organized by Viet Art Center

Sponsored by St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church

 

Location: Viet Art Center/St. Anselm of Cantebury Episcopal Church

13091 Galway Street

Garden Grove, CA 92844

Time: 3pm-5pm 

 

Come (and bring food to share) and to have the final view of our exhibition “Memories of Vietnam” and join the Vietnam veterans for a picnic to celebrate Independence Day.

 

Everyone is welcome! I hope to meet you all at our new office inside the beautiful premise of St. Anselm Episcopal Church.

 

4. Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Organized by Viet  Art Center in cooperation with Vietnam National University, Truong Dai Hoc Xa Hoi Nhan Van, Saigon

 

Guest Speaker: Professor/Writer Quyen Di

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)


Topic: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong – Chan Thien My Trong Tho Ho Xuan Huong


English Translation: Michelle Phuong Thao (Viet Art Center – USA)


Art Illustrations: Nguyen Thi Hop (Nguoi Viet Daily News – USA) 

 

Time and Location: To be announced soon

 

 

 II. Press Release of Interests

 

1. Loyola Marymount University: Professor Howard Lavick and “Memories of Vietnam”

 

http://www.lmu.edu/Page45224.aspx

 

Lavick teaches film and television production at LMU.  Among Lavick’s students is Tony Bui, director of the first Vietnamese-American movie “made in Vietnam” – Three Seasons. The poster of Three Seasons was selected in the Smithsonian exhibition “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon”, which Viet Art Center hosted last year under the sponsorship of California State University at Fullerton and Farmers Insurance Group.

 

 

2. Vietnam War and History: “A Story After 40 Years” by Singer Khanh Ly

 

http://vietnam.ictglobal.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=312

 

This article, in Vietnamese, is written by our legendary singer: Khanh Ly.  She shares her memories of Dalat, one of the most romantic city in the highland of Vietnam.  What’s so special about this article? Not only that Khanh Ly performed magnificently at VAC and Nhom The Friends concert “The Precarious Bouquet” in March, but also the photos featured in the writing: “Dalat, Before and After” were courtesy of Roger Utt and his daughter, Courtney Utt. Richard Utt  is  a Vietnam Veteran and his photos were selected in our exhibition “Memories of Vietnam”.

 

3. Garden Grove Channel 3 News: Feature Report on “Memories of Vietnam”

 

Meet some of our exhibitors of “Memories of Vietnam” on Time Warner: Garden Grove Channel 3 News. The story will be aired next Tuesday, June 25 at 6pm. You can watch the story online later at  http://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/?q=Channel3

 

 

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