San José ~ 2018

Dream Boats: San Jose´ Stories-Vietnamese Diaspora

September 14, 2018 at sunset we celebrated the moon and our migration stories. Visitors drew/wrote their migration stories onto a paper boat/lantern and joined us for a sunset launch into the Koi Ponds at Friendship Garden, Kelley Historic Park in San Jose´. As dusk turned into night, the trees surrounding the Koi Pond came alive with projection mapped documentaries of migration stories. These projections occur as the dream boat lanterns float like lily pads within the Koi Pond at Historic Kelley Park in San Jose, California.

This project is part one of three events commissioned by the San Jose´ Museum of Art. The project is made possible with the support from the California Humanities, a non- profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In partnership with Chopstick Alley Arts and the Ao Dai Festival. Hosted by San Jose´ Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and Open Space Authority of Santa Clara Valley.