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Inaugural Chicana/o & Latina/o Printing Summit

Posted on February 28, 2017

Our very own co-founder, Malaquías Montoya, was invited to attend the Inaugural Chicana/o & Latina/o Printing Summit in Los Angeles this past week. Since printing has such a strong legacy in social justice, especially in the Chicano movement, the intention of this summit was to pave the way to create “a national pipeline for master printers and foster the knowledge and relationships that these artists provided our communities.”

Malaquías was honored as a master printer alongside Pepe Coronado, Sandra Fernández, and Rogelio Gutierrez. Check out some snapshots from this event below!

 

Caracol Cruzando

Posted on February 18, 2017

Last night was a beautiful space of community! Pamela Chavez and her amazing team brought their concepts for a short animated film titled Caracol Cruzando to TANA to kickstart their campaign to fundraise money to finish the film. This short film is a commentary on migration, as this is an increasingly polarizing topic today. The story is about a girl named Anais who must decide to leave Costa Rica with her pet turtle to come to the US. In order to support this qwoc and her important narrative, please donate so she can reach her goal of $8,500!

 

Homenaje al maestro Juan Fuentes

Posted on January 29, 2017

Our gallery will be open February 3rd till April 5th: Tuesday-Thursdays: 9 am – 6 pm Fridays: 9 am – 4 pm Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm Homenaje al maestro Juan Fuentes: An Exchange   Juan Fuentes: First I want to thank the staff and volunteers at TANA for giving me the opportunity to exhibit my work here in Woodland, it is an honor.   TANA: The honor is ours, Juan. TANA wanted to pay homage to your work because your creative philosophy reflects our own mission as artists, teachers, and community activists. When did you first begin to see the connection between the arts and political activism? How did it shape your trajectory as an artist?   Juan Fuentes: While a student…

New Year, New Session: 2017

Posted on January 9, 2017

With a new year ahead, we invite you to come to our Demonstration Day on Wednesday, January 18th from 4 – 6 p.m. As a new political era dawns, come and join our community of printmakers to continue the legacy of printing in the Chicano Movement. This Demonstration Day is mandatory if you are interested in joining our free class this Winter Session, as we have 20 slots available.     If you are also interested, Woodland Community College is holding two courses at our studio in the evening. Both Beginning Drawing and Beginning Painting will be taught by our Artist in Residence Jaime Montiel. If you are a high school student, you may register for the class you are interested for free and…

Para Ruben

Posted on December 1, 2016

Ruben Contreras is a six year old boy who changed the City of Woodland.

As a former HeadStart student of the Yolo County Office of Education, Ruben has touched many hearts. Lori Perez and Ismael Hernandez who are both educators and community members here in Woodland brought this project into TANA with the hopes of creating more smiles for Ruben as he has a rare form of cancer. Many high school students from Woodland High School came in on the weekends to spend time on building a series of prints to create a story book for Ruben. One of our senior interns, Roberto Paniagua, helped take lead on the project. You can check out some pictures of the process below, as well as the story itself.

According to Perez:

“The students were inspired from information about Ruben. His passion, strength, and heart quickly helped us realize that he is our super hero!! His love of superheroes and love of his community helped us write this story. He recently went on a ride along with the Woodland Fire Department and he was smiling ear to ear.”

This project helped the students learn about giving to others and helped them develop an understanding of community. If you would like to support Ruben checkout his Facebook page!

 

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