Dear TANA Participants and Community Members,
TANA would like to inform you of an upcoming discussion with Juan R. Fuentes and Jos Sances on Serigrafia on Wednesday, July 30th at the San Francisco Public Library. Serigrafia, is an exhibition of silkscreen prints from California’s Latino/a printmaking community. The exhibition features posters from the 1970s to today, the subject of these posters range from political and economic issues to social and cultural concerns. Topics include economic justice, agricultural boycotts, the Occupy Movement, imperialism, human rights, civil liberties, solidarity movements, and cultural celebrations.
The exhibition features the works of TANA Co-Director Malaquias Montoya and TANA Assistant Director Gilda Posada. Furthermore, TANA Co-Director, Carlos Jackson served as one of the co-curators for this exhibition and has published an article in BOOM: A Journal of California about Serigrafia. Serigrafia, has traveled to Davis, Fresno and Pasadena, and will now be on display from July 26- September 7 at the San Francisco Library. TANA would like to invite you to the Opening discussion with Bay Area co-curators Juan R. Fuentes and Jos Sances, for more information please click here.
We hope that you will consider joining us in San Francisco this Wednesday,
Dear TANA Participants and Interested Community Members,
We would like to thank everyone for attending our TANA Spring Open House and Graduation Show. It was a wonderful evening of celebration along with family, friends and community members. We had over 150 people in attendance for this event. We would like to give a special thanks to Kalpulli Telpochkalli for performance and blessing of our space. We hope that you will consider joining TANA for upcoming events.
On Friday June 6th TANA will be hosting the annual TANA Graduation Exhibition featuring the work of three local community youth who have participated in TANA’s quarterly workshops: Eddie Lampkin, Andrew Ruiz, and Devika Sen. Eddie has been working with TANA since 2008, on a few community mural projects that were conducted in the run-up to TANA’s opening and from the very first day of it’s opening has been a participant in the workshops. Andrew Ruiz has been working at TANA for the past four years since he was a freshman at WHS and is now graduating with a scholarship to attend the California College of the Arts. Devika has been working at TANA for two years and is going to be attending Pratt in the Fall. This is a special evening that will coincide with the TANA Spring Open House featuring the artwork of community youth and members who have participated in the past Spring workshop session. We hope that you will consider joining us in celebrating the accomplishments of our TANA participants in a night full of food, music and danza by Kalpulli Telpochkalli. This event is free and open to everyone.
TANA Director, Carlos F. Jackson is featured in the Spring 2014 Edition of Boom: A Journal of California. In this article, Jackson steps back and reflects as one of the co-curators for the exhibition Serigrafia, which features Chicana/o posters from 1969-2011. The Chicana/o exhibition features posters from California and is currently touring California, it has already been exhibited at the UC Davis Design Museum, Arte Américas in Fresno, and the Pasadena California Museum of Art. In this Boom Article, Jackson reflects on his initial encounter with Chicano social serigraphy (screen printing) through a class with Malaquias Montoya, professor emeritus of Chicana/o Studies and Art at UC Davis. He also give us a view into an artistic space in which Chicana/o identity and consciousness have been imagined, explored, constructed, expressed, and challenged while simultaneously serving community advocacy and engagement. The article can be found here.