Graduation Exhibition: Semillas Nuevas | New Seeds

Exhibit Dates:

Opening: Friday, June 8, 2018   5-7pm

Ends: Friday, August 31st, 2018

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New Seeds | Semillas Nuevas is an exhibition of recent posters created by Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer interns. Their work reflects a broad range of individual and collective concerns that include struggle, resistance, empowerment, and community growth.

Intern Statements:

Our exhibition reflects the time that we the interns have spent at TANA, and how this experience has influenced our individual work. The growth that we have all gone through during this past school year can mostly be attributed to the relationship we have with the community members that attend workshop and interact with us. Within the workshop it is our responsibilities as interns to interact with the community members and to aid in their journey of creating political posters. Sometimes this includes holding discussions of events that plant the seed of resistance in our participants that we hope blooms into a poster aimed at addressing a troublesome subject in our society and/or community.

Estela Tejada : 2nd year double major in International Relations and American Studies

The work that I am showcasing deals with themes of empowerment. My inspiration stems from the people who have helped nurture my identity and power as an individual. All of my prints are an homage to those who have helped me and a hope that I can impart my knowledge to others.


Jose Quintero : 1st year transfer with a double major in Studio Art & Chicanx Studies

As an intern I have been able to express my personal views on the struggle and resistance of students, educators and community members. Being at the shop is a constant reminder that the world is bigger than anyone’s capitalist agenda. The making of art has never been so moving.

Aurelia Montoya : Graduating with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chicanx Studies

The prints I have created during my time as an intern at the shop center community growth and empowerment. I try to pull inspiration from my experiences and from events that affect me and those around me. I think centering community is important and teaching ourselves and others that creating art is a powerful contribution to the community.

Published by TANA

TANA: Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer is a community based art center managed by the Chicana/o Studies Department at the University of California, Davis. TANA is located at 1224 Lemen Avenue in Woodland, California.

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