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

S.P.E.A.K. Week!

Posted on May 16, 2017

TANA collaborated with S.P.E.A.K. or Scholars Promoting Awareness, Education, and Knowledge for Undocumented Awareness & Empowerment Week! Following SPEAK tradition, Speakers’ Voices is a safe space where students and community members are able to share their narratives and express themselves through different mediums. Our Open Mic Night was a success! Thank to everyone who made this possible, especially our beautiful Intern Michelle Alvarez who is also the co-chair for S.P.E.A.K.

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Fellow Printers from South Africa Visit TANA!

Posted on May 9, 2017

TANA had the pleasure of showing two artists, Goolam Saber and Nathi Simelane, around the area. They drove around Woodland to check out the murals Malaquias and Maceo have created with many folks in the community. Goolam and Nathi also toured our studio to take a look at the art that is being created by the youth here in Woodland.

Both artists come from Johannesburg in South Africa. They also are affiliated with Artist Proof Studio, which is also a community printmaking studio. The studio aims to assist their students in gaining the technical art skills for printmaking, while simultaneously teaching each artist how to build a sustainable career out of printing.

 

May Day

Posted on May 3, 2017

Happy May! In case you did not know, May 1st is the International Day of Action. Several UC Davis students, faculty, and community members attended the rally in Sacramento to voice their support and solidarity for those who may be undocumented. Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa of Chicana/o Studies and Professor Robyn Rodriguez of Asian American Studies. Both these professors brought in students to collaborate with TANA in order to create posters for the demonstration to resist the current agenda of our president. We made a total of 4 posters! La Luche Sigue!

 

Spring Open House!

Posted on April 25, 2017

Thank you very much to all the folks who came out for our Spring Open House! It was a festive and welcoming space as everyone shared food, music, and arte. Many of our students were given the space to make tienditas to sell the posters they have created here at TANA. Mil gracias to everyone who came and supported these growing and local artists!

 

Open House

Posted on April 3, 2017

With a new season, a new session is about to begin! Our Demonstration Day to join our Spring Session class is Wednesday, April 5th from 4 -6 pm. If you are unable to join us this session, please come and help us kick-off the session at our Open House! There will be an opportunity to meet some of the student artists and buy some artwork!

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Inaugural Chicana/o & Latina/o Printing Summit

Posted on February 28, 2017

Our very own co-founder, Malaquías Montoya, was invited to attend the Inaugural Chicana/o & Latina/o Printing Summit in Los Angeles this past week. Since printing has such a strong legacy in social justice, especially in the Chicano movement, the intention of this summit was to pave the way to create “a national pipeline for master printers and foster the knowledge and relationships that these artists provided our communities.”

Malaquías was honored as a master printer alongside Pepe Coronado, Sandra Fernández, and Rogelio Gutierrez. Check out some snapshots from this event below!

 

Caracol Cruzando

Posted on February 18, 2017

Last night was a beautiful space of community! Pamela Chavez and her amazing team brought their concepts for a short animated film titled Caracol Cruzando to TANA to kickstart their campaign to fundraise money to finish the film. This short film is a commentary on migration, as this is an increasingly polarizing topic today. The story is about a girl named Anais who must decide to leave Costa Rica with her pet turtle to come to the US. In order to support this qwoc and her important narrative, please donate so she can reach her goal of $8,500!

 

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