Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer: A community-based art center managed by the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis

TANA Spring Open House & Graduation Show

Posted on June 10, 2014


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.



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TANA Spring Open House and Graduation Show, Friday, June 6th, 5:00- 7:30 PM

Posted on May 28, 2014



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’s article, “Serigrafia: Constructing the Chicana/o Imaginary” featured in Boom Magazine

Posted on May 17, 2014

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.

DACA Fundraiser at TANA

Posted on May 15, 2014

Dear TANA Participants and Community Members,
On May 10th, TANA along with the Center for Families had the opportunity to host the second Annual DACA Fundraiser. The proceeds collected at the event are to be used by Woodland students in their application process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We would like to thank everyone who attended the event in support of the application process for local Woodland youth. Below are some photos from their visit. We hope that you enjoy them and will consider joining TANA for future events.
TANA Staff


Favianna Rodriguez and Julio Salgado Visit TANA

Posted on May 13, 2014

Dear TANA Participants and Community Members,
Over the weekend of May 10th, TANA had the opportunity to host two guest artists, Favianna Rodriguez and Julio Salgado. During their visit, Favianna and Julio both developed a print. These prints will be printed at TANA as part of an ongoing professional portfolio with guest artists. On May 10th, Favianna and Julio also gave an educational talk about their art practice and experiences in engaging community through activism and art. Below are some photos from their visit. We hope that you enjoy them and will consider joining TANA for future events by guest artists.
TANA Staff

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