On February 25, 2011, TANA hosted an opening reception for its 1st Annual Student Printmaking Exhibition. This exhibition featured a selection of the artwork created by students, community members, and participants in the quarterly silkscreen workshops held at TANA. Over 150 people attended the opening reception on February 25th to honor and reward the various participants at TANA during its inaugural year. Below are a selection of images related to the exhibition and the opening reception.
TANA Director, Carlos F. Jackson, exhibited his series of screenprints and preparatory drawings at the University of Illinois, Springfield’s Visual Arts Gallery. A catalog of this exhibition will be forthcoming in the Summer of 2011. Jackson’s exhibition opening coincided with his service as a visiting lecturer for the ECCE undergraduate lecture series at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
In December of 2010 TANA Installed Gilda Posada’s series of screenprints titled “ESPERANZA.” This series consists of 9 multi-colored screenprints and 9 single colored drawings. Gilda Posada’s installation was on view through January of 2011.
From September through December of 2010, TANA began conducting a new year of community silkscreen workshops. The Fall 2010 Workshop began with a mandatory introductory silkscreen demonstration which included instruction on how to create a silkscreen print and the relationship of TANA to the Chicana/o Arts Movement. Professor Emeritus of Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis conducted the silkscreen Demonstration on September 23rd, 2010 with an estimated 45 attendees from the Woodland community.