Harmony & Bliss 2013

The Chinese Culture Foundation invites you to join us for Harmony & Bliss on

Saturday, October 5th

to celebrate 48 years of service.

The dinner gala featuring a five course Chinese banquet, wine pairings and live auction. This year we are thrilled to honor three lifetime advocates of art and culture. Check out the photos from the evening. Thank you for your support!

Lifetime Achievement in Bridge Building Award

Honorable Jerry Brown, Governor of California

Governor Brown is a dear and special friend of the Chinese community. He has made unparalleled contributions in bringing forth California’s awareness of acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine.  His leadership was critical in legalizing acupuncture for licensed practitioners in 1975 during his first term as governor. In September 2012, Governor Brown signed two bills, SB 951 and AB 1453, placing acupuncture on the list of “essential health benefits.” This action made acupuncture affordable and accessible for all Californians, including elderly and low income families.

Under Governor Brown’s leadership, more women, Asians, Latinos and African Americans have been appointed to high government positions than any other chief executive. He dedicates his life to building a multicultural society.

The Chinese Culture Foundation is proud to honor Governor Brown with our 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Bridge Building Award for his extraordinary contributions in building a pluralistic community.

Lifetime Achievement in Community Building Award

Mrs. Laura Lai

Throughout her life, Laura Lai is a tireless advocate for the community. Laura and Him Mark Lai have done more to rescue Chinese American history from oblivion and give voice to Chinese Americans than anyone we know.  As a team, they criss-crossed the country and traveled to China together to collect original records. In 2013, Laura Lai established with Dr. Rolland and Kathryn Lowe the Him Mark Lai Learning Center as the education and youth engagement hub for the community. The legacy of Him Mark Lai lives on with education activities designed to empower the families and young generation from all backgrounds.

The Chinese Culture Foundation is honored to present Laura Lai with our 2013 Lifetime Achievement in Community Building Award.

Distinguished Artistic Achievement Award

Mr. Zheng Chongbin

A long time friend and collaborator of the Foundation, Zheng Chongbin exhibited his work here in as early as 1999. A decade later as our Xianrui artist 2011, he launched a brand new body of work indicating a transformative vision, which embodies completely divergent trajectories that subvert the dominant understanding of artistic form and motion. His visionary work breaks both traditions of ink and abstract painting, and is collected by the British Museum, Asian Art Museum and other prestigious private collections. Zheng Chongbin is one of the most important artists in abstract painting of our time.

The Chinese Culture Foundation salutes Zheng Chongbin for his artistic excellence with our 2013 Distinguished Artistic Achievement Award.

October 5, 2013
Empress of China, 838 Grant Ave

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