Kenneth Tan is a second-generation Filipino American living in his hometown of San Jose. He has shared stories about his grandmother, Crescenciana Tan, on NPR and StoryCorps, and he is a recipient of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Award. Crescenciana is his first book.
The Lola and Kenneth Collaboration is a project by Kenneth Tan and his lola (“grandma” in Tagalog), Crescenciana Tan. Lola made watercolor paintings and Kenneth drew her memories on top of them. When Lola passed, she left her paintings with Kenneth, and he decided to finish everything she started. He promised.
In Crescenciana, Kenneth weaves together their artwork, conversations, and memoirs to tell his grandmother’s life story. Crescenciana is an art book and memoir about carrying and commemorating your family’s stories. It’s a book about moving forward without leaving your loved ones behind.
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