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Norma Elia Cantú & Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Reading at TANA

Posted on February 24, 2020

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…

New Exhibition at TANA: Talleres de la Frontera

Posted on February 21, 2020

Talleres de la Frontera Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 13, 6-8pm *Artist Talk 7pm 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 de La Frontera.  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. Featured Artists: Malaquias…

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…

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…

COSMIC MATRIARCHS: NEW TANA EXHIBIT

Posted on March 6, 2019

We are thrilled to share the opening of Cosmic Matriarchs, a new exhibition featuring the work of Dalila Paola Mendez, Lilia “Liliflor” Ramirez, and Suzy Hernandez. The featured work honors the earth, sacred elements, life-givers, and generations of birthing, healing, and love that align with ancestral remembering. This exhibition highlights the power of matriarchal lineages and femme roots amidst present-day realities that are destructive to our communities—from elders to youth, the earth, and generations to come.   Join us Friday, March 15, 5-7pm for an evening of thought provoking paintings and prints, refreshments, and live DJ!   EXHIBITION DATES: March 15 – May 1, 2019 In these images the viewer finds representations of the cycles of life and death, rebirth, regeneration, queer love, and an honoring of the earth as a life-giver of sacred…

Graduation Exhibition: Semillas Nuevas | New Seeds

Posted on June 6, 2018

Exhibit Dates: Opening: Friday, June 8, 2018   5-7pm Ends: Friday, August 31st, 2018 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…

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