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The Humanity Through Arts collaboration
TRACES OF THE HUNDRED VIETS
Original Art Works by more than 20 artists of Vietnamese descent
Exhibition: Sunday, 10/17/04, through Saturday, 12/4/04
Auction: Saturday 12/4/04 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, second floor, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Josť, CA 95112 Directions
Tickets for the auction will be available in November prior to the event.
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About the name "TRACES OF THE HUNDRED VIETS"
For thousands of years, the Vietnamese have been taught the mythology of
being descendants of a dragon and a fairy whose union produced one hundred
children. These mythical children dispersed to the mountains and to the seas. They became the ancestors of the modern Vietnamese. This myth teaches that the Vietnamese people are culturally diverse, but all share a common heritage.
Now living all over the world, Vietnamese artists continue to preserve their
heritage while adapting to new or changing environments. These artists are
thriving in the modern art scene. They explore new media and travel far
beyond the boundaries of traditional Vietnamese themes and media. Whether new or
traditional, their arts still hint at the traces of the hundred Viets.