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

New Exhibition at TANA: Talleres Sin Fronteras

Posted on February 21, 2020

OPENING POSTPONED 

Due to the latest advice from Yolo County Health regarding community events  & gatherings, we have decided to cancel tonight’s opening of Talleres Sin Fronteras. The event will be re-scheduled at a later date. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. 


Talleres Sin Fronteras

Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 13, 6-8pm

*Artist Talk 7pm: Amelia Malagamba, Malaquias Montoya, Gilberto Cardenas/

Dates: March 13 – May 15, 2020 

Location: TANA

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 2-6pm
Friday by appointment (530-402-1065)
Saturday 1-4pm

Please join us Friday, March 13th, 6-8PM for the opening of Talleres Sin Fronteras.  This traveling exhibition, derived from the Cardenas Collection of Latino Art, features original monoprints and silkscreen artwork produced at Talleres over the last 30 years, focusing on the themes of borders, migration, and bi-national and transnational movements. The collection strives to advance a more humane understanding of migration and border issues, and to present the human face of migration and transnational experiences of immigrants living permanently in various communities in the U.S.


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Featured Artists:
Malaquias Montoya, Gronk, Amelia Malagamba, Alma Lopez, Lino Martinez, Luis Gutierrez, Poli Marichal, Xavier Tavera, Esperanza Gama, Linda M Garcia, Tina Tavera, Dolores Guerrero, Jose Trevino, Ramiro Rodriguez, Linda Vallejo, Patssi Valdez, Jose Antonio Aguirre, D Rodriguez, Teddy Sandoval, Lilian Garcia Roig, Riuz Bayon, Franchesco Siqueiros, Linda Ayala, Leo Limon, CM Gonzalez, Elena Zarandona, Harry Sanchez, Natalia Sanchez, Leopoldo Praxides, Cesar Martinez. 

The Talleres de la Frontera initiative began in 1984 under the direction and leadership of Amelia Malagamba who was the Director of the Department of Arts and Culture at COLEF (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte) and continued annually through 1996 under the auspices of (COLEF) with opening exhibitions and related programming at El Centro Cultural de Tijuana. Amelia Malagamba secured partnerships with Self Help Graphics, Inc. (Los Angeles) and Galeria sin Fronteras, Inc. (Austin, TX) as well as with artists and print studios in Baja California.
The initiative also formed a national team – Talleres de la Frontera/Border Working Group, comprised of artists, scholars, and arts administrators who collectively assess and analyze how art and scholarship could be integrated and shared with larger publics on matters important to the nation. These include scholars from throughout the United States: Alex Chaves- Notre Dame, Gilberto Cardenas, Notre Dame, Olga Herrera, Washington, DC, Victor Espinosa, University of Ohio, Karen Mary Davalos, University of Minnesota, Amelia Malagamba, San Antonio, TX, Maria de los Angeles Torres, University of Illinois, Chicago, Norma Iglesias, San Diego State University, Tomas Ybarra Frausto, San Antonio, TX among others.
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Norma Elia Cantú & Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Reading at TANA

Posted on February 24, 2020

 

Norma Elia Cantú

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Tuesday, March 10, 6pm


Join TANA on Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm for a special presentation with renowned authors Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Norma Elia Cantú. Both will be reading from their newly released books.

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He is the author of the collection Cenzontle (2018), which won the 2017 A. Poulin Jr. prize, and the chapbook Dulce (2018). His memoir, Children of the Land (2020), is his most recent publication. His work has appeared or been featured in The New York Times, PBS Newshour, People Magazine en Español, The Paris Review, Fusion TV, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, New England Review, and Indiana Review, among others. He currently teaches in the Low-Res MFA program at Ashland University and lives in Marysville, CA.

Norma Elia Cantú is the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University. Her recent works include Transcendental Train Yard: A Collaborative Suite of SerigraphsCanícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera, Updated Edition (UNM Press), and the coedited anthology Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art. Her newest book is Cabañuelas: A Novel.

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STEPHANY SANCHEZ: GUERRERA / FALL ’19 TANA EXHIBIT

Posted on November 8, 2019

Stephany Sanchez: Guerrera

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5-7pm

Dates: December 6, 2019 – February 21, 2020 

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 2-6pm
Fridays by appointment (530-402-1065)
Saturday 1-4pm
*Holiday Hours: December 20 – January 7, 2020 by appointment.

Join us Friday, December 6, 5-7pm for an opening reception featuring the work of Stephany Sanchez, a Oaxacan-American artist who’s woodblock prints compellingly address political views, pay homage to her culture, and use Oaxacan folk art as an influence. The exciting evening event will include music, refreshments, live-woodblock printing, and available prints for sale by Stephany Sanchez.

 

Biography

Stephany Sanchez is a Oaxacan- American artist from San Jose, California, currently residing in San Francisco. Through her work, she addresses political views and pays homage to her culture using Oaxacan folk art as an influence. Stephany enjoys working with a variety of mediums, printmaking being her current focus. She is currently working towards her Studio Practice degree at San Francisco State University with an emphasis in printmaking.

Guerrera: An Exchange with Stephanie Sanchez 

TANA: Can you share a bit about your background?

Stephany Sanchez: My father was born in Oaxaca and my mother was born in Guerrero but raised in Oaxaca. My brothers and I were born in the United States but have traveled to Oaxaca since we were less than a year old. We spent much of our childhood in Oaxaca, completing one year of schooling and taking yearly summer trips to ensure we could read and write in Spanish. During that time we would run around with my primos in my father’s small pueblo. Our family would take us out to visit places that they felt were important for us to appreciate. These trips taught us a lot about our ancestry and culture of Oaxaca.

 

TANA: What are some of your sources of inspiration?

Stephany Sanchez: Much of my inspiration stems from Oaxacan folk art, artesanías, and archeological sites. Apart from these, I find much inspiration in Mexican history. Moreover, I really enjoy studying the Mexican Revolution. I find it helpful to read into labor movements of the time and political topics still relevant today. I find myself seeking information about how these movements influence Mexican art, specifically printmaking.

 

TANA: Who are your biggest influences?

Stephany Sanchez: My art is highly influenced by 19th-century, Mexican photographers. I can alleviate any art block by looking at the photographs of artists Lola Alvares Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Nacho Lopez, and Victor Casasola. I am also influenced by artists like Saturnino Herran, Jose Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Francisco Goita. Lastly, family photographs sent from relatives in Oaxaca highly influence my work. Family portraits and candids, shared through our Facebook group chat, often display my family in their everyday pueblo life or enjoying cultural festivities. 

 

TANA: What does your work aim to say?

Stephany Sanchez: My work is intended to create representation for Oaxacan women and anyone else that can connect to my art. I seek to create relatable content for people like me. Having come from Oaxacan ancestry, I never felt represented in media or art. I want my work to serve as a platform for me to express my experience and stance on our current political climate as a woman of color. 

 

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Ricardo Flores Magon   Woodcut print,   18” x 24”,  2018

 

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Muerteada, Woodblock Print, 32″x28″, 2018

 

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Riot    Woodblock print,   22” x 30”,   2017

 

 

Dia de los Muertos

Posted on October 9, 2019

TANA’s annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration will take place Friday, November 1, 5-7pm, 2019. Join us for an evening of music, live-printing, participant silkscreen prints, and multiple community made ofrendas honoring friends, family, and loved ones.  Featured dance groups include Calpulli Tlayolotl Danzantes, Elementary Baile Folklorico, and UCDavis Danzantes del Alma.  Come enjoy delicious pan dulce, agua fresca, and food vendor options like elotes & raspados. Guests are also invited to contribute to the Pared de Ofrendas (community altar) with written thoughts, pictures, and paper flowers that commemorate loved ones.

We hope you’ll join us!

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Spring Exhibit: Minds, Bodies, Souls

Posted on June 3, 2019

“Minds, Bodies, and Souls” is an end of the year exhibition showcasing TANA intern posters with students from the silkscreen printing program in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis.  Their exciting work represents various styles, techniques, and innovative approaches explored through the silkscreen process.

TANA workshop participants will additionally have posters on display and for sale. The Open House will offers a unique opportunity to connect with the artists and gain an understanding of their process, artistic point of view, and why the poster serves as a vehicle for change and continues to make a difference!

 

Opening:

Friday, June 7   5-7pm

Dates:

Through September 13, 2019

Event Details:

*Workshop participant,

Intern, & Chi Silkscreen artist work on display

*Live DJ

*Taco Truck Y Elotera

*Refreshments

 

Location:

Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer

1224 Lemen Ave. Woodland, CA

(530) 402-1065

 

Artists:

Jose Quintero

Marina Contreras

Wendy Hernandez

Gabriel Mata

Sheila Moreno

Jose De Jesus Quintero: Jose De Jesus Quintero born and raised in Woodland, CA. He is graduating from UC Davis with a double major in Chicanx Studies and Art Studio. Jose went to Woodland Community College where he was first introduced to TANA in 2015. Starting Fall of 2017 he was accepted to UC Davis and began his internship at TANA. Creating art, particularly with and for a cause took off for him. As the process of silkscreen printmaking became second nature, his sensibility of making art for others became a responsibility. His posters are focused on personal experience with limitations, distance, and self-care. Hoping that his imagery may inspire the community and others to tackle issues that are close to home. While serving as an intern, Jose realized the community of Woodland needs spaces like TANA; an outlet and hub for activists, as well as a space for freedom of expression.

Marina Contreras: Marina Contreras grew up in a small border town, Calexico, CA. and its sister city, Mexicali, BC, Mexico. Now a second year studying Clinical Nutrition and Chicanx Studies at UC Davis. She originally began her artistic work through acrylic paintings on canvas, and later developed the process of screen printing where she is now focused on creating posters that express issues she sees in her community. She creates thoughtful images about current issues with the expressed intention of generating hope in each topic and spark conversations that move toward a solution.

Gabriel Mata: Gabriel Mata (pronouns:they/she/he) grew up in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, CA. Graduating with a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies from UC Davis they hope to work within community spaces to address the pervasive cissexism and heterosexism within Latinidad. Throughout their time at Davis, they witnessed cissexism and heterosexism perpetuated by professors, students, organizations, and the Chicana/o department. Therefore they seek to highlight issues created through colonialist ideologies within the Chicanx and Latinx community. Through their position as the Gran Tardeada coordinator, they choose to center queer and trans identities for the 50th anniversary and created the “Queer and Trans Latinidad” gallery in commemoration of queer and trans labor towards a better environment for the Latinx community at UC Davis. Their art is centered around their experiences of having both queer and trans identities and navigating ethnic spaces designated for Latinidad. Their hope is to create pieces that spark dialogue that goes beyond the university and back to the communities the students originate from.

Sheila Moreno: Sheila Moreno (pronouns: they/them) grew up in K-Town Los Angeles, CA. They are now a third year at UC Davis, double majoring in Art Studio and Chicanx Studies. In high school, Sheila began their artistic work with drawing, and acrylic painting. Later in college, they were introduced to three forms of printing; silkscreen, woodblock, and intaglio. Through these mediums, their work centers around the cultural aspects and social issues that are part of their upbringing and are seen in their community today. They also work from personal experience.Given the skills to work with almost any medium (painting, drawing, printing), they have put their responsibility in creating a change in different forms of art. Sheila’s goal is to continue working with their community and creating art that their community wants to see and can connect with. To them, there is no better way of learning then through the beauty of art.

Wendy Hernandez: Wendy Hernandez is a fourth year Animal Science and Chicanx Studies double major from UC Davis. She is from South Central Los Angeles, California. Wendy was introduced to silkscreen printing through the Chicanx Studies department during the Summer of 2018. Starting Fall of 2018, she began her internship at TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer). Wendy’s work focuses on sharing the narratives of the working class population of Los Angeles. The collection of stories from her family and community have allowed her to advocate for a better immigration reform, among other issues which affect a broader population.

 

 

 

 

 

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