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Friday, July 08, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Upcoming Events

Project by Project Food and Wine Benefit
Come play!

Out of Context
Cultural Event Series

July 2005 at the
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

All events are free and open to the public.
Seating and participation is limited, so reservations are recommended.
Please call 714-374-1650 for reservations.

The galleries will be open during the events for viewing the exhibition, Out of Context.


installation event
Friday, July 15
5 – 8 p.m.
Speak Out (Beach Eggs)--Site specific beach installation by artist Hoang Duong Cam.
The artist would like to extend an invitation to youth and adult beach-goers to participate in Speak Out (Beach Eggs).
Each participant is asked to dig a hole on the beach, fill it with his/her own secret and then cover the hole with a white balloon, which will be given to him/her by the artist. All participants should meet at the HBAC at 5 p.m. as we embark on our short walk to the site.
There is a fable about a king who had the ears of a donkey. The only man who knew the secret was the royal barber, but he was forbidden to talk about it. The pressure to share the secret became so great that he finally dug a hole in his garden, whispered his story into the hole and then happily filled it again. A tree grew out of the hole and its leaves told the wind that the king had donkey ears, so eventually the whole world knew the secret.

literary event
Saturday, July 16
7 – 9 p.m.
Readings by writer’s Andrew Lam and Troung Tran. Spoken word performance by Mai Piece.
Andrew Lam is an editor of Pacific News Service and a regular commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. His book, Perfume Dreams:
Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora will be published in October, by Heyday Books.

Troung Tran is the recipient of numerous poetry fellowships including the California Arts Council and the Creative Work Fund Grant. His first collection of poems, The Book of Perceptions, was a finalist for the Kiriyama Book Prize, his second collection, Placing the Accents, was a finalist for the Western States Book Prize and Dust and Conscience was the recipient of the Poetry Center Book Prize. His latest book is titled, Within The Margin.

In 2002, Do Le Anhdao, Jenni Trang Le, and Taylur Thu Hien Ngo formed Mai Piece, a spoken word collective. They are also the host of Little Saigon's first open mic, the highly acclaimed ONE MIC, happening monthly at Café Thuy Duong.


discussion event
Sunday, July 17
2 – 4 p.m.
Artists and Curators Panel Discussion about Out of Context.
Participants: co-curators Darlene D. DeAngelo and Beth Gates + Quynh Pham, Director of Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam + Bradford Edwards, American artist living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam + Out of Context artists Hoang Duong Cam, Fatima Hoang, Trang Le, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Van Cuong, Han Nguyen, Nguyen Manh Hung, Tran Van Thao, Lien Truong and Hoang Vu.


jazz event
Friday, July 29
7 – 9 p.m.
Jazz concert featuring Thuy Linh and Trio.
Thuy Linh – vocals, Ian Vo – Alto Saxophone, Matt Politano – Piano, and Miguel Sawaya – Bass.
Thuy Linh has been singing jazz since 1990. Currently she is the Events Coordinator at East Meets West Foundation, a non-profit organization that does sustainable development work in Viet Nam. Living in the Bay Area, she travels often to Orange County to support community cultural events.