June 4th, 2010: TANA hosted the opening reception for the exhibition titled Mural Drawings: 35 Years of Community Muralism. This exhibition featured the final mural preparatory drawings for projects painted through the Chicano Studies Mural Workshop. These workshops were led by Professor Malaquias Montoya through courses at the California College of Arts and Crafts or at the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis. Murals featured in this exhibition ranged from community centers, schools, and neighborhood spaces throughout the Bay Area, Solano County, and Yolo County.
This opening reception also included the unveiling of the 2010 Chicana/o Studies Mural Workshop that featured a mural painted for the Pacific Coast Producers Tomato Cannery. The Pacific Coast Producers facility is half a block from TANA where workers could easily visit and view the mural in progress.
200 attendees visited TANA on June 4th to join in the Spring celebration of the exhibition and mural unveiling. Below are some images from the opening and of the drawings featured in the exhibition.