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Opening Exhibition: Creando Fuerza

Posted on June 12, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our graduating seniors: Roberto Paniagua, Michelle Paredes-Colonia, Jessica Orozco, and Michelle Alvarez! You can read more about their art work below and check out some of the pictures from the Opening Reception. TANA: Part of our mission is to use culture to raise consciousness. In our workshops, we teach that the silkscreen medium can be a tool to address issues that impact our community. What are some of the issues that your work addresses? Michelle Alvarez: All of my work is based on the experience of students who identify as undocumented. Some of us do not qualify for any of the existing laws and deferred actions that allows undocumented students to receive financial aid, and…

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.

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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