community art 

Coastside Wishes

Coastside Wishes – Shintani facilitated a community project in her town of Half Moon Bay. She asked people of all ages and diversity to write their wishes on paper and these where hung from iron stars at the Coastal Art League Museum and at the Half Moon Bay Library. Viewers were invited to interact to hold and read the wishes and write their own to add to the installation. The project created dialog and a space for desires to be known from community members of all ages and backgrounds.

Coastside Wishes
Coastside Wishes

What is a wish but an expression of the heart. We grew up with “wishing upon a star”. The Japanese Star Festival celebrates star-crossed lovers tie their wishes on bamboo branches once a year. Expressing a wish is powerful & healthy for our emotional, mental & physical body. Wishes allow us to see, here, & discuss our thoughts. The 1st 100 wishes were from Coastside kids, elders, men, women, those under-privileged, & people of different ethnicities.

Coastside Wishes
Coastside Wishes

What is a wish but an expression of the heart. We grew up with “wishing upon a star”. The Japanese Star Festival celebrates star-crossed lovers tie their wishes on bamboo branches once a year. Expressing a wish is powerful & healthy for our emotional, mental & physical body. Wishes allow us to see, here, & discuss our thoughts. The 1st 100 wishes were from Coastside kids, elders, men, women, those under-privileged, & people of different ethnicities.

Coastside Wishes
Coastside Wishes

What is a wish but an expression of the heart. We grew up with “wishing upon a star”. The Japanese Star Festival celebrates star-crossed lovers tie their wishes on bamboo branches once a year. Expressing a wish is powerful & healthy for our emotional, mental & physical body. Wishes allow us to see, here, & discuss our thoughts. The 1st 100 wishes were from Coastside kids, elders, men, women, those under-privileged, & people of different ethnicities.

Coastside Wishes
Coastside Wishes

What is a wish but an expression of the heart. We grew up with “wishing upon a star”. The Japanese Star Festival celebrates star-crossed lovers tie their wishes on bamboo branches once a year. Expressing a wish is powerful & healthy for our emotional, mental & physical body. Wishes allow us to see, here, & discuss our thoughts. The 1st 100 wishes were from Coastside kids, elders, men, women, those under-privileged, & people of different ethnicities.

Coastside Wishes
Coastside Wishes

What is a wish but an expression of the heart. We grew up with “wishing upon a star”. The Japanese Star Festival celebrates star-crossed lovers tie their wishes on bamboo branches once a year. Expressing a wish is powerful & healthy for our emotional, mental & physical body. Wishes allow us to see, here, & discuss our thoughts. The 1st 100 wishes were from Coastside kids, elders, men, women, those under-privileged, & people of different ethnicities.