Explore art, food, and culture from Vietnam through stories and artist-led activities to celebrate the opening of Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tết Festival. Get your passport and travel from activity to activity to learn about the delicious fruits found in Vietnam, tell stories with your own Zodiac puppet, create a lantern or paper flower, and discover why apricot and peach blossoms are significant during the celebration of Tết. Portland Children's Museum is proud to collaborate with Vietnamese artists from Tender Table, Anna Vo, Teresa Nguyen, Vy Pham, and Stacey Tran, who are eager to share their joyful experiences celebrating Tết as children through art and stories.

Artist Bios: 

  • Anna Vo is an audio engineer, musician, writer, social justice educator, zine editor and illustrator. They also draw comics, dance weird, tell fortunes, and make goofy jokes. They/theirs, ACAB, APOC. 
  • Teresa Nguyen is a mixed non-binary first-generation Viet-Am tenderqueer. They believe every available art medium is a tool for documenting experience, even if no one ever sees it.  
  • Vy Pham is a 1.5 generation immigrant with roots in Vietnam, New England, Colorado, and now Portland—sometimes writer, sometimes radio contributor, always student, and presently community-oriented Master of Social Work candidate. 
  • Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table, a storytelling series about food, family, identity. Her first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, is forthcoming from Gramma (Spring 2018).