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

Fall Open House ’17

Posted on December 13, 2017

Thank you all for an incredible first session to kick off another year! Beautiful and powerful art pieces are made here at TANA, and we want to thank you for continuing this work. We also would like to thank all the community members that come to support our young and aspiring artists. Happy Holidays! Stay in touch to find out when Winter Session begins in 2018!

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Día de los Muertos ’17

Posted on November 8, 2017

A special thank you to Sharon Torres for bringing in all the community members to create beautiful altars to commemorate their loved ones. Much love to the altaristas for coming in and sharing their lives with us here at TANA. Day of the Dead this year was a wonderful celebration, with Danzante Group Telpochkalli, Ballet Folklorico from Woodland High, and Ike Torres with his compadres. Check out some photos from the event below!

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Special Editions Exhibition

Posted on October 27, 2017

Since 2010, TANA has worked with visiting artists to create limited edition silkscreen prints. We’re pleased to announce that our prints are now for sale. All proceeds will help support TANA’s community workshops and our visiting artist program. The limited edition prints can be viewed on our online catalog viewable here.

Our opening reception was Saturday, October 14th. Below are some photos from the beautiful event! The exhibition will be up until the end of Fall Session. If you are interested in viewing or purchasing the prints, please contact our Assistant Director José Arenas at jaarenas@ucdavis.edu

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Imagining America

Posted on October 19, 2017

Imagining America (IA) seeks to catalyze change on campuses and build partnerships among public scholars, artists, students, designers and cultural organizations who are addressing the most pressing issues of our time. We do this work through our annual conference, regional organizing institutes, collaborative research and action initiatives, student fellowship programs and online journal, PUBLIC.

IA is now stationed at the University of California, Davis for the next 5 years! Its national conference was held for the first time ever on the West Coast. TANA is now a partner with IA, and has assisted in the organizing of the conference. Our manager, Drucella Miranda, has sat on their steering committee since Spring. TANA was granted a slot to conduct an on-site workshop where 20 participants of the conference were able to view our gallery space and collaborate with one another to make posters! Drucella, co-founder Malaquias Montoya, and TANA participant Elyse Doyle-Martinez also participated in a panel for the final day of the conference.

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DACA Art Fundraiser Update!

Posted on October 3, 2017

We successfully were able to raise over $3,500 to donate to our local Dreamers. A special thank you to all the local artists who donated their art and community members who donated food and decorations. Many thanks to DJ Novela for providing the musica and a huge thank you Adelita and her danzantes for their strength and blessings. And many blessings and thanks to all of you, who continue to support TANA and what we do! With much gratitude from TANA and Natalia Deeb-Sossa.

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Malaquias is Honored!

Posted on September 7, 2017

This past August, our co-founder, Malaquias Montoya was honored through a documentary feature titled El Mural de Malaquias Montoya en el COLEF: La Historia de Tijuana. COLEF, which stands for El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, held its 2nd International Seminar on Migration and Public Policy. Its focus this year is on “Dreamers and Children exiled for the deportation of their parents.” To read more about it, click here!

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