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

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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…


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 resources,…

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…

Spring Session Update!

Posted on May 16, 2018

With the sun bright and warming us up, we welcome the sunshine into our studio when we can bear the heat! This session has brought new students in with a bunch of beautiful ideas. This Spring, Yolo County Office of Education asked TANA to participate at the first ever Youth Empowerment Summit. This event is to teach and help youth understand why civic engagement is important and how they are a strong voting block. Two of our high school participants created a logo to be up for vote to be the official logo for next years event. Long time participant, Miguel Alonso, was the winner! We also invite ya’ll to come join us at the end of this quarter for our Intern Exhibition June…

Spring Session 2018!

Posted on April 19, 2018

Hello all! It has been awhile since we have given you an update on here!   We start studio for Spring Session today, Thursday April 19th, from 3-6 pm! We will also be open Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm this week. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Drucella Miranda at damiranda@ucdavis.edu.   There is exciting news about what has occurred over spring break though! TANA currently has a show up in Santa Cruz, CA at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Appropriately titled Intersections, the show combines work from our studio with the work created in 1401, which is the silk-screening studio at UC Davis, that covers a diverse set of identities and issues people may face due to the intersections…

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