Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)

Maclovio Rojas is an autonomous land squat on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico run by women and made out of trash from the US. Tanya co-built and ran the community center for 6 years as part of The Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo BAW/TAF. The community partnership brought attention to injustices the community faced through arts-only initiatives. At the community center Tanya taught art classes to children and adults, managed large-scale construction projects, was the liaison between BAW/TAF and the community as well as managed funds from multiple grants and secured donations to maintain the community center, build a sculpting school and a cemetery. This experience cemented her desire to use art as vehicle for community empowerment, to work collaboratively and to dedicate herself to arts education alongside her personal work, allowing for intersection when possible.

Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)

Maclovio Rojas is an autonomous land squat on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico run by women and made out of trash from the US. Tanya co-built and ran the community center for 6 years as part of The Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo BAW/TAF. The community partnership brought attention to injustices the community faced through arts-only initiatives. At the community center Tanya taught art classes to children and adults, managed large-scale construction projects, was the liaison between BAW/TAF and the community as well as managed funds from multiple grants and secured donations to maintain the community center, build a sculpting school and a cemetery. This experience cemented her desire to use art as vehicle for community empowerment, to work collaboratively and to dedicate herself to arts education alongside her personal work, allowing for intersection when possible.

Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
Border Art Workshop/Taler de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF)
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