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Art show explores past, future of Vietnamese in Orange County




Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator,  Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence and Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator at the new art show, Vietnamese Focus, at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator, Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence and Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator at the new art show, Vietnamese Focus, at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
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Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator,  Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence and Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator at the new art show, Vietnamese Focus, at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
The show, Vietnamese Focus, features old photographs and personal items from Vietnamese families who fled Saigon in 1975.
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Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator,  Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence and Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator at the new art show, Vietnamese Focus, at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
Artist Trinh Mai's work, Quiet, forms a centerpiece for the show, Vietnamese Focus, in Santa Ana.
Dorian Merina / KPCC
Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator,  Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence and Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator at the new art show, Vietnamese Focus, at the Old Orange County Courthouse.
The art show documents the growing presence of Vietnamese throughout Orange County.
Dorian Merina / KPCC


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A new exhibition in Orange County explores the past, present and future of the sizeable Vietnamese American community in the region. It's called, Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories, and includes photographs, oral history and new original work by artist Trinh Mai.

Take Two stopped by for a preview with three key people behind the show:

EXHIBITION GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
(free & open to the public)
Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(official ceremony at 1:00 PM)

More info here

UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) in partnership with OC Parks.