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

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





I. Art, Culture, Charity


1. Around the world: 2008 Global Handwashing Day

2. Westminster , CA - Art Exhibition: Water of the Ocean, Tradition and Changes

3. Chino Hills , CA - Filipino Children’s Reading Event

4. Westminster , CA – PhuongLan Music Class – Annual Charitable Concert for Vietnam

5. Newport Beach , CA – OC Museum of Art - Cultural Family Art Day 

6. Bertrange , Luxembourg  - Art Exhibition: Vietnam Lacquer Painting “Life” 


II. Viet Art Center – Music Radio Show: A Rose For Life


Upcoming Program on 10/22/08: The Musical Voyage (Khuc Nhac Lang Du)  



A Note From Viet Art


Dear Friends of Viet Art:


If you have yet done so, this is a Final Call for Submission of your Voter Registration.

You “must deliver it or mail it within 3 days, or at least 15=2 0days before the election, whichever is earlier” (quote from the Voter Registration Form).  Now, the math for the official deadline is for you to calculate.


“The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.” (Mahatma Gandhi)


The market is up; the market is down; it’s awfully “volatile” out there. The Americans are facing some tough decisions in the upcoming week. Who should you vote for? How about the politicians (local and national) who possess “the most” or hopefully at least ‘tolerable” integrity? Unfortunately, they are hard to find these days.  Fortunately, you, and only you, have the ultimate freedom to decide whoever are “the good, the bad, a nd the ugly”.


So please “VOTE” independently and responsibly!


Peace and love,

Michelle Phuong Thao

Executive Director, VAC 



I. Events: Art, Culture, and Charity


1. Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Global Handwashing Day


Sorry for the belated news about the first-ever Global Handwashing Day, slated for this week, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 organized by these agencies: UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID through the Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP), Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, and many other organizations. 


Here’s a sample statistic to signify this meaningful day: 


 “Of the approximately 120 million children born in the developing world each year, half will live in households without access to improved sanitation, at grave risk to their survival and development. Poor hygiene and lack of access to sanitation together contribute to about 88% of deaths from diarrheal diseases, accounting for 1.5 million diarrhea-related under-five deaths each year.”


Check out this website to learn more about this special effort and for your contribution:< o:p>


By the way, I do not see Vietnam in the list of countries. From my recent trips back to

Vietnam, I believe that Vietnam should be on the watch list as well. So for the nonprofit

organizations which are raising funds for charitable projects targeting Vietnam , please

include “soaps”, yes, plenty of soaps, in your gifts to the orphanages or the “houses of



2. October 17-19, 2008

Art Exhibition:  Water of the Ocean, Tradition and Changes


Presenting by:  


Vietnamese-American Artists: Ann Phong & Nguyen Viet Hung


Time: 11am-6pm

Location: Viet Bao Gallery

14841 Moran Street

Westminster, CA


Contact: Ann Phong: 562-260-9698. Nguyen Viet Hung: 310-486-2848


3. Saturday, October 25, 2008

Filipino Children’s Reading Event

Sponsored by Filipino American Library (FAL)


Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Place: James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Lib rary

2003 Grand Ave.

Chino Hills 91709

 It is recommended for children ages 4-10. 

Please RSVP at FAL website: or 213-382-0488


4. Saturday, November 8, 2008

Annual Charitable Concert for Vietnam

PhuongLan Music Class


More than 50 students (mostly children) of PhuongLan Music Class will perform for

charity projects in Vietnam .  Last year, the net proceed of $5000 were donated to

several projects in Vietnam : 1. building two small houses for two poor families having

disable children; 2. donating medicines and necessities to the “House of the Elders”

managed by Catholic nuns 3. donating to some disable homeless adults.     


Please support and cheer our children for their meaningful effort to help the unfortunates

of our homeland.


Ticket Price: $15

Time: 7pm-10pm

Place: VienDong Daily News

14891 Moran Street

Westminster, CA 92683


Contact Information:

Michelle Phuong Thao - Viet Art Center – 714-658-6650

Phuong Lan -  Phuonglan Music Class –   714-277-7375



5. Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cultural Family Art Day


Organized and sponsored by Orange County Museum of Art


Time: 12pm-4pm

Location: 850 San Clemente Drive

Newport Beach, CA


Live Entertainment Performance by

Viet Art Children’s Folk Music Group and Dragon Dancing Team

Ballet Folklorico Dancers, Jewish Performances, Native American Dancers, and more.


Come to cheer our all children folk music performers and dragon dancers from Viet Art Center and the other cultural groups.


6. Art Exhibition – Vietnam Lacquer Painting “Life” 

Presenting by the twin brothers-artists:  

– Le Ngoc Thanh and Le Duc Hai


- Check out their artwork:


Exhibition Period: October 1 – November 1, 2008



80, Route de Longwy, L-8060

Bertrange, Luxembourg 



Monday-Thursday 9 hrs-20 hrs

Friday 9 hrs-21 hrs

Saturday 9 hrs-18 hrs


Ronny Thill GSM: +352 621 263 019 


II. Viet Art Center – Music Radio Show: A Rose For Life


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Rose for Life – Hoa Hong Cho Nhan Gian

A Radio Show produced by Viet Art Center


Sponsored by:

- The employees of Boeing Company and Boeing Company

- Tears of Orphans Foundation

- Voice of the Arts, Inc. - - 1-888-283-4645


All music selections of the radio shows are sponsored by BUOM DEM PRODUCTIONS


Live Broadcast:  Channel 1190AM - Radio Bolsa

Live Broadcast:  Internet Worldwide or www.k

Time:   Every other Wednesday - 8:30pm-9:00pm (Pacific Time – US)

            10:30am-11:00am ( Vietnam Time)


Hosts: Quyen Di and Que Nghi

Language: Vietnamese


A Rose For Life – Hoa Hong Cho Nhan Gian


Dear Friends!


Let’s go together on a voyage and bring with us a basket of Roses. Our voyage will be

soaked with the sweetness of literature and music. Remember to bring Roses, many

Roses, and chanting along the joyful songs.  Let’s smile and give a rose to everyone

because this is the most beautiful act you do to this=2 0world.  


Program Content:


Wednesday, October 8, 2008 – Dreaming Spring and Wild Jungle


…There were two lovers. The man wanted the woman to bestow on him not only her beautiful body but also her brimful soul, her gracious passion, and her innocent heart. The woman, hesitant but passionate, could not refuse the sweet invitation, bestowed everything, unconditionally, wholeheartedly.


They promised that they would meet in the wild jungle and roof a thatched cottage near by the dreaming spring…Dream or true? Who knows! Reality or fantasy? None can tell! Though, everyone knows one fact, that is: this life is full of desirous invitations and passionate sacrifices…(translated by Que Nghi)


Song Selection:

1. Morning Forest by Pham Dinh Chuong; performed by  Duc Tuan

2. Mountain Moon by Van Phung; performed by AC&M Band

3. Fading Moon by the River by Le Mong Nguyen; performed by Phuong Thanh

3. Dreaming Spring by Van Cao;  performed by My Linh 


Upcoming Program on Wednesday 10/22/08: The Musical Voyage


For donations/sponsorship of our radio show or to purchase CD “A Rose For Life I”,

please email Your donations will be tax-deductible accordingly to

the U.S. tax law.


Ban yeu dau,

Hay cat buoc len duong va mang them mot lang hoa hong, do la hanh trang duy nhat

cho mot cuoc vien du, buoc vao the gioi cua nghe thuat va yeu thuong.

Nho mang theo hoa hong, rat nhieu hoa hong, va ca len khuc hat dang doi. Xin no mot

nu cuoi va tang mot bong hoa hong den voi  tat ca moi nguoi.


Thu Tu, 10/8/08 -  Suoi Mo Rung Vang


…Co hai nguoi yeu nhau. Nguoi con trai ao uoc nguoi con gai trao tang anh khong

nhung cai tam than tuyet my ma con ca tam long chan chua, ca tinh cam dam da, ca linh

hon trong sang. Nguoi con gai e ap ma dam me, khong cuong lai duoc loi moi goi mat

ngot, da trao tang tat ca ma khong he tinh toan so do.


Hai nguoi hen nhau vao rung vang, lop mot main ha tranh ben bo suoi mong…

Mong hay thuc? Nao ai biet! Thuc te hay chi la theu de ve voi? Cung chang ai hay.

Nhung co mot dieu nguoi ta biet, do la: cuoc doi nay day nhung noi khat khao moi goi va

nhung noi dang hien dam me... (Quyen Di)



Cac nhac pham chon loc cho chuong trinh:


1. Sang Rung cua  Pham Dinh Chuong – trinh bay:   Duc Tuan

2. Trang Son Cuoc cua Van Phung - trinh bay: AC&M Band

3. Trang Mo Ben Suoi cua Le Mong Nguyen; trinh bay: Phuong Thanh

3. Suoi Mo cua Van Cao;  trinh bay: My Linh 


Thu tu, 10/22/08 - “Khuc Nhac Lang Du”


Tat ca nhac pham cho chuong trinh “Hoa Hong Cho Nhan Gian” duoc bao tro boi



Cac ban o Vietnam va tren toan the gioi co the nghe chuong trinh “Hoa Hong Cho Nhan

Gian” cua Viet Art Center truc tiep tren mang luoi toan cau hay vao luc 8:30 toi (gio California ) hay 10:30 sang (gio Vietnam ).


CD “Hoa Hong Cho Nhan Gian I” voi cac bai viet “Huong Hoa & Huong Dem”, “Chuyen

Mot Dong Song”, “Suoi Mo Rung Vang”, va “Khuc Nhac Lang Du” cung cac nhac pham

chon loc cho chuong trinh da phat hanh. Tat ca loi nhuan tu CD “Hoa Hong Cho Nhan

Gian” se duoc Hoi Nuoc Mat Co Nhi (Tears of Orphans Foundation) dua vao quy cuu tro

cac tre em mo coi va tan tat o Vietnam .


Cac ban co the lien lac voi chung toi qua dia chi email hay dien

thoai 714-658-6650 neu ban muon tim hieu, bao tro, hay mua CD cho  chuong trinh Hoa

Hong Cho Nhan Gian I.





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