(updated 7/17), Facebook: Lora Jost, Artist





1992 M.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)

1990 M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
 (Madison, Wisconsin)

1988 B.A. Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas)

Additional course work: Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas), University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas), American University (Washington, DC)




Exhibitions, Teaching, Awards, Grants, Residencies, Commissions, Illustrations, Murals, Collaborative Community Art Projects, Co-authored Book, Publications, Writing, Bibliography, Professional Organizations, Board Service




2018 “Freedom” (working title) (three-person exhibit with Rachel Epp Buller and Emily Schroeder Willis), Carriage Factory Gallery, Newton, Kansas (July opening, drawings on paper and mosaics)


2014 “Animals,” (two-person exhibit with Karen Matheis) Phoenix Gallery Underground, Lawrence, Kansas (scratchboard drawings, mosaics, collage)


2013 “Cut, Scratch, Smash, Stack,” (three-person exhibit with Angela Pickman and Hanna Eastin) Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, Kansas (scratchboard drawings, mosaics, collage)


2012 “Better Angels, Deer and a Boat,” (solo exhibit) Do’s Deluxe, Lawrence, Kansas (scratchboard drawings, mosaics, collage)


2011 “Lora Jost at Wheatfields,” (solo exhibit) Wheatfields Bakery and Cafe, Lawrence, Kansas (scratchboard drawings, mosaics, collage)


2011 “Scratch, Sprinkle, Cut,” (three-person exhibit with Azyz Sharafy and Angela Pickman), Carnegie Cultural Center, Ottawa, Kansas (scratchboard drawings)


2010 “Linked In Spirit: An Exhibition of Mixed-media Collages, Scratchboard Drawings, and Mosaics” (solo exhibit) Yost Art Gallery, Highland Community College, Highland, Kansas. (scratchboard drawings, mosaics, collage) Also at:

2010 The Lawrence Percolator, Lawrence, Kansas

2010 Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas


2007 “Two Mothers, Two Sons,” (two-person exhibit with Sara Stalling and our sons, ages 5 and 6) Gallery, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Kansas (scratchboard drawings, mosaic, collage)


2003 “The Experience of Farmers,” (solo exhibit, based on interviews with farmers about their experiences, scratchboard and mixed-media collage) Heritage Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Also at:

2002 Gallery of Rural Art, The National Agriculture Center, Bonner Springs, Kansas

2002 Babcock Hall, Lawrence, Kansas

2002 Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2001 Z’s Divine Expresso on 23rd, Lawrence, Kansas

2001 Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, Lawrence, Kansas

2001 Peace Connections, Newton, Kansas

2001 Frank Carlson Library, Concordia, Kansas

2001 Lutheran Synod Meeting, Marriott Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri (day-long exhibit)

2001 Cloud County Community College, Concordia, Kansas (day-long exhibit)

2001 Downtown Development Day, State Capital, Topeka, Kansas (day-long exhibit)

2000 Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2000 (exhibited as a work in progress)


1999 “Weathering the Storm: Stories of Perseverance,” (solo exhibit, based on stories about perseverance gathered from friends and family and an installation of coats and other goods collected for people in need) Hartzler Library Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. (scratchboard, mixed-media collage) Also at:

1998 Historical Building, Glasco, Kansas

1998 Raymond Eastwood Gallery, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas


1997 “Meetings and Other Mysteries,” (solo exhibit, mixed-media collage) Wheatfields Bakery and Cafe, Lawrence, Kansas. Also at:

1997 Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas


1996 “Meetings,” (solo exhibit, mixed-media collage) Home Office, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Also at:

1996 Rosemary Miller Gallery, John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, Indiana


1994 “Small in the Hall,” (solo exhibit, mixed-media collage) Arthouse Cafe, Madison, Wisconsin


1992 “Picture Your Vote,” (window installation of election-related art from local participants) Pyxis Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin


1992 “Fax Art Response,” (MFA exhibit, installation of faxed art by hundreds of local, national, and international participants) Survival Graphics, Madison, Wisconsin


1991 “Acts on Paper,” (solo exhibit) Sunprint Cafe and Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin


1990 “Conversation and Community,” (MA exhibit, installation of collaboratively-made artwork documenting conversations on the topic of community) Humanities Building Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin



2017 “12×12 National Juried Exhibition,” Raymond Eastwood Gallery, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2017 “Crossing the Line,” Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery, (exhibit accompanied the Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries conference) Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

2016 “Currently Nontraditional,” (works on paper by 12 artists on themes based on the year 2016 curated by Ben Alvers), Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas

2016 Art-violins Auction, (fundraiser for Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra) Grace Hill Winery, Whitewater, Kansas

2016 “Kansas People’s History Project,” (statewide poster project) Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, Kansas

2015 “Terra Verde,” (exhibit on environmental themes) NOTO Artsplace, Topeka, Kansas

2014 “Vision of Lawrence: Celebrating 10 Years of Lawrence Magazine,” (a featured artist) Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS

2014 “Are You My Mother,” (Feminist Art Project exhibit) Watson Gallery, Salina, Kansas

2013 “Postpartum,” (Feminist Art Project exhibit) Erman B. White Gallery, Butler County Community College,

El Dorado, Kansas

2013 “Working on the Bias,” (Feminist Art Project exhibit) Watson Gallery, Salina, Kansas

2012 “Art Lives,” (Feminist Art Project exhibit) CityArts, Wichita, Kansas




Cider Gallery (Lawrence, KS), Strecker-Nelson Gallery (Manhattan, Kansas), Whirled Art at Hobbes-Taylor Lofts (Lawrence, Kansas), The Lawrence Percolator (Lawrence, Kansas), 1109 Gallery (Lawrence, Kansas), Ann Evans Gallery and the Raymond Eastwood Gallery, Lawrence Arts Center (includes yearly art auction, Lawrence, Kansas), Lincoln Arts Center (Lincoln, Kansas), Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bethel College (N. Newton, Kansas), Tom Fooleries (Kansas City, Missouri), 500 Locust Gallery (Lawrence, Kansas), Riverfront Gallery (Lawrence, Kansas), National Women’s Music Festival, School of Fine Art Gallery, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), Bellevue Cooperative (Bloomington, Indiana), Daisybrain Media Center and Gallery (Bloomington, Indiana), The Pump House (La Crosse, Wisconsin), Porter Butts Gallery (Madison, Wisconsin), Randolph Street Gallery (Chicago, Illinois), Humanities Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin), Texas Union Gallery, University of Texas (Austin, Texas), Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)




1997-2018 Teacher, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas (classes in sketchbook-journaling, words and pictures together, creative process, collage, imaginative drawing, drawing practice)


2018 Volunteer, Art Cafe, First United Methodist Church (facilitated a mosaic project with youth participants)


2017 Visiting Artist, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas (lecture for Activism, Art and Design class, and hands-on scratchboard workshop for printmaking class)


2012-13 Facilitator/Teacher for “Art Nights,” Family Promise, Lawrence, Kansas (volunteer, art classes for homeless children and families)


2010 Facilitator/Teacher, Hands-on Family Art Workshop, Lawrence Percolator, Lawrence, Kansas (family workshop included making mixed-media collages, clayboard drawings, and mosaics)


2008 Facilitator/Teacher, “Family Collage Workshop: Art and Music,” Watkins Community History Museum (family workshop accompanied Smithsonian exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music)


2008-2009 Co-facilitator with Sara Stalling, Art and Conversation Group, GaDuGi SafeCenter, Lawrence, Kansas (classes in assemblage and mosaic with survivors of sexual violence)


2002, 2003 Workshop leader, School of Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (lecture and workshop on sketchbook-journaling)


2001 Teacher, East Heights Afterschool Program and the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas (drop-in art program and mural making)


2000 Co-facilitator with Jane Wegscheider, Boys and Girls Club, Lawrence, Kansas (mural making)


1998-99 Adjunct Lecturer, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas (general education art class)


1998 Co-facilitator with Jane Wegscheider, Van Go Mobile Arts, Lawrence, Kansas (art car mural)


1995-96 Facilitator/Teacher, John Waldron Art Center and the Community Kitchen, Bloomington, Indiana (drop-in art program for homeless people)

1994 Teacher, Department of Continuing Education in the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin (collage)


1993-94 Art Specialist, Madison School-Community Recreation Parks and Playgrounds Program, Madison, Wisconsin (led art projects with children at parks and playgrounds in Madison)


1993-94 Teacher, “Expanding Visions in the Arts,” Department of Continuing Education in the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin (collage, video)


1993 Adjunct Lecturer, University of Minnesota Studio Arts Extension and Intermedia Arts Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (media arts)




2018 Commission, Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kansas (series of 6 small mosaics,”With Nature Sing”)


2017, 2013 Selected artist, Banned Book Trading Card Contest, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Kansas (one of 5 selected for reproduction as trading cards)


2016 Selected artist, Kansas People’s History Project (statewide traveling exhibit of posters celebrating Kansas People’s history, my poster was among 20 selected for screen printing)


2015 Commission, Spellman Brady and Company, St. Louis, Missouri (mosaic “Night in the Flint Hills”)


2014 Phoenix Award, Lawrence, Kansas (Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission award for outstanding artistic achievement, Visual Arts category)


2013 Commission, Free State Brewery, Lawrence, KS (mosaic mural)


2008, Artist in Residence, sponsored by City of Glasco (Glasco, Kansas) with a Grassroots Grant from the Kansas Arts Commission (“Glasco: Historic Downtown District Mural,” community collaboration)


2007 Kansas Notable Book Award, Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas (for co-authored book Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide)


2004 Silver Award, CASE District VI, Excellence in Fundraising Materials: Fundraising Direct Mail, (award to Amanda Warren for graphic design and Lora Jost  for illustration)


2001 Artist in Residence, sponsored by the City of Glasco (Glasco, Kansas) with a Grassroots Grant from the Kansas Arts Commission (sketchbook-journaling workshops for children and adults)


1999-2000 Artist in Residence, sponsored by the City of Glasco (Glasco, Kansas) and United Lutheran Ministries (north central Kansas) with a Grassroots Grant from the Kansas Arts Commission, Salina, Kansas (interview component of “The Experience of Farmers”)


2000 Commission, “Cranes,” Jack Hope Design-Build Building, Lawrence, Kansas (mural)


2000 Commission, “Stories of Triumph, Celebrate!,” Women Tell Their Stories Conference, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas (mural with postal art component)


2000 Artist in Residence, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, Minnesota (sketchbook-journaling workshops in the public schools, work on “The Experience of Farmers”)


1999 Winner, Kansas Artists Postcard Competition Series XXII, project of the Association of Community Arts Agencies, Salina, Kansas


1999 Artist in Action Grant, Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, Salina, Kansas (for participatory installation “Silhouette Festival Calendar”)


1998 Artist in Residence, sponsored by the Glasco Arts Council (Glasco, Kansas) with a Grassroots Grant from the Kansas Arts Commission (mural project “Community in Conversation”)


1998 Mini-Fellowship, Kansas Arts Commission, Topeka, Kansas (for “Weathering the Storm”)


1997 First Place in 2-D Award, Art in the Park, Lawrence Art Guild Juried Art Fair, Lawrence, Kansas


1993 Film in the Cities Regional Film/Video Grant, Minneapolis, Minnesota (collaborative grant for “Video Wedge” Project)


1992 Grant, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison, Wisconsin (window installation “Picture Your Vote”)


1991-92 Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin


1991-92 Vilas Award Scholarship, The Graduate School, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin




Packaging Illustration: Free State Brewery, Lawrence, Kansas, six-pack carrier


Editorial Illustration (select list): Lawrence Magazine, KU Giving, Kansas Alumni, Oread Engineer, Pitch Weekly, The Mennonite, Bloomington Confidential, Kansas University Endowment Association fund appeal, River City Reading Festival poster




2014 “Nearly Spring,” Free State Brewery (commissioned mosaic mural, also listed in “Commissions” section)


2008 “Glasco: Historic Downtown District,” Glasco, Kansas (also listed in “Artist Residency” section)


2001 “Langston Hughes Mural,” with co-facilitator Dave Loewenstein and Lawrence High School students, Lawrence, Kansas (collaborative mural project)


1998, 2000, 2001 Facilitated mural projects with children affiliated with Van Go Mobile Arts, Boys and Girls Club, and East Heights Afterschool Program (also listed in “Teaching” section)


2000 “Cranes,” Jack Hope Design-Build Building, Lawrence, Kansas (commissioned mural, also listed in “Commissions” section)


2000 “Stories of Triumph, Celebrate!,” Women Tell Their Stories Conference, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas (commissioned mural with postal art component, also listed in “Commissions” section)


1998 “Community and Conversation,” Glasco Kansas (also listed in “Artist Residency” section)




2016 “Heating Up: Artists Respond to Climate Change,” co-facilitated series of cultural and educational events in Lawrence, Kansas, sponsored by the USDAC-Lawrence Field Office and LETUS (Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability) with the Lawrence Percolator and Haskell Indian Nations University, included:

–Exhibit: “Heating Up: Artists Respond to Climate Change,” Lawrence Percolator (included over 50 artists, poets, musicians, and performers)

–Children’s art workshop: “Landscape Transformations,” Lawrence Public Library (led by the Spencer Museum of Art’s “Art Cart”)

–Teen exhibit: “Effecting Change,” Watkins Museum of History (produced by teen curatorial team Hang12)

–Panel discussion: “How Can We Work Together on Climate Change,” Haskell Indian Nations University (panelists: Saralyn Reece Hardy, Thad Holcombe, Eileen Horn, Jay T. Johnson, Dan Wildcat)

–Dance and poetry performance: “Mrs. Noah in Poetry and Dance,” Lawrence Percolator (poet Elizabeth Schultz and dancer Joan Stone)

–Writing Workshop: “A Change in the Weather: Writing from Climate Change Art,” Lawrence Percolator  (led by writer Caryn Mirriam Goldberg and writer/naturalist Ken Lassman)

–Community Work Day: “Haskell’s First Annual Wetland Restoration Day, Haskell Wetlands (a workday to seed and plant, with community volunteers led by Haskell’s Eco Ambassadors)


2014 “Lawrence Climate March Maker/Speaker Party,” South Park, Lawrence, Kansas, co-facilitated event sponsored by USDAC-Lawrence Field Office and LETUS (Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability), and Shield the People (a project of the Rosebud Sioux tribe)


2010 “Save Our Schools,” Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas, co-facilitated this exhibit that extended the first “Save Our Schools” exhibit to include art and artifacts from all Lawrence neighborhood schools


2010 “Save Our Schools,” Percolator, Lawrence, Kansas, co-facilitated this exhibit of art and artifacts by and about the New York and Cordley Elementary School communities




2016 “Heating Up: Artists Respond to Climate Change, A Series of Cultural and Educational Events in Lawrence, Kansas Part I,” (blog, USDAC website)


2016 “Many Thanks, Part Three of Heating Up: Artists Respond to Climate Change,” (blog, USDAC website)


2014 “The People’s Climate March Maker/Speaker Party, Lawrence, KS,” (blog, USDAC website)


2011 “Quagmire in My Son’s Backpack” in Just Moms, Barclay Press (book of essays),


2007 “Making a Statement for Peace: CJ Brune” in Lawrencian, Lawrence, Kansas (feature in print/on-line magazine)


2007 “The Kindergarten Boogy-Bunny” in (national on-line magazine)


2006 Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide, co-authored with Dave Loewenstein, University Press of Kansas (book; the research, writing, and publication was funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kansas Arts Commission, and private donations)




2017 “The Value of Hope: Artist Statement,” Context (Bethel College alumni magazine), April 2017 (two-page spread of my art accompanied by artist statement)


2016 Scratchboard drawing “Cardinal Honk” in on-line journal Konza 2016, accompanies poem by Dennis Etzel,


2016 Joanna Hlavacek, “Talk about climate change ‘heats up’ with Percolator exhibit,” Lawrence Journal-World, March 27, 2016 (interviewed for story)


2016 Lori Hasselman, “Haskell artists “heat up” community climate change event,” Indian Leader, March 13, 2016

(quoted for story)


2016 Samantha Foster, “Artists seek to spark dialogue with exhibit exploring climate change,” Topeka Capital Journal, March 19, 2016 (article)


2015 Conrad Swanson, “Creating a new ‘climate’ for art: Lora Jost’s mixed-media work gets conversations started,” Lawrence Journal-World, August 3, 2015 (profile)


2014 Joanna Hlavacek, “Rise and Shine: Phoenix Award winners promote arts, inclusivity,” Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, Kansas, October 12, 2014 (photo, profile)


2014 “Parade for the Planet,” Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, KS September 22, 2014 (about the People’s Climate March Maker/Speaker Party)


2014 Elliot Hughes, “Lawrence Library reveals new batch of banned book trading cards,” Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, KS, September 18, 2014 (featured artist)


2014 Ashleigh Tidwell, “Mosaic Brings nature to Free State Brewing Co.,” Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, Kansas (feature about mosaic)


2014 Steven Hill, “Memorable Mosaic,” Kansas Alumni, No. 1 2014 (photo, mini-feature)


2014 Dave Loewenstein, “Big Art in Lawrence: One step back, two steps forward,” Dave Loewenstein’s Art Bulletin (blog), http:’’ (one of three muralists featured)


2013 ““Cut, Scratch, Smash, Stack” opens May 11 at Lincoln Art Center,” Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Lincoln, KS (article about exhibit)


2013 Sara Shephard, “A Piece of the Auction,” Lawrence Journal World, March 24, 2013 (includes photo of my auction piece)


2013 Alice Davenport, “Starstruck: In ‘To the Stars,’ 150 Kansas poets celebrate the state’s natural and cultural wonders,” (review includes small photo of my illustrated cover of this poetry book)


2012 Mick Braa, “It’s Not Always Black and White: Three Artists Provide New Takes on Traditional Illustrations,” Lawrence Magazine, Spring 2012 (photos, mini-feature)


2012 Wendy Nugent, “Art Is Alive in Kansas,” The Newton Kansan, March 26, 2012 (article about group exhibit “Art Lives!” that includes my work)


2011, “The Lawrence Report — From December 2010, for January 2011,” Review, (photo, mini-feature)


2009 Dave Gnojek blog, “Studio Visit: Lora Jost,” (feature)


2001-2007 Numerous articles about co-authored book Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide (google Lora Jost to view some of these)


2007 Jon Niccum, “Like Mother, Like Son,” Lawrence Journal World, April 10, 2007 (feature, photos)


2006 Chris Lazzarino, “The Big Picture: Travel Guide Tells Statewide Stories Old and New in 90 Murals,” Kansas Alumni Magazine, No.6, 2006, pp. 32-39 (feature, photos)


2004 NEA Annual Report, NEA Spotlight,

(features mural book project)


2003 Mindie Paget, “Give Peace a Glance,” Lawrence Journal World, March 16, 2003 (interview, photo)


2002 Michael Newman, “Down on the Family Farm,” Lawrence Journal World, August 4, 2002 (story, photo)


2002 Langston Hughes Mural in Humanities (The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities), March-April, 2002 (photo of mural)


2001 “The Experience of Farmers,” Mennonite Life,, December, 2001 (feature)


2001 Tom Rombeck, “Mural Remembers Hughes, America,” Lawrence Journal World, November 18,

2001 (article, photo)


2001 “Farm Art Exhibit at Peace Connections,” The Newton Kansan, July 18, 2001 (article)


2000 “Jost Takes Part in NYMRCC’s Artist Retreat Program,” New York Mills Herald (Minnesota), November 23, 2000 (article, photo)


2000 Charlotte Richardson, “On the Farm: Through Text and Collage, Lora Jost Reveals Farm Life,” eightyone (Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro, Virginia), July 2000 (review, photo)


2000 Laurie L. Oswald, “Women Tell Stories to Inspire Others,” Mennonite Weekly Review, April 27, 2000 (photo, quote)


1999 Tim Unruh, “Community Art: This Creation Will Take Lots of Involvement,” Smoky Hill River Festival Magazine, The Salina Journal, June 6, 1999 (article)


1998 Sharon Coy, “Murals Capture Qualities of People in Glasco,” Concordia Blade-Empire, Oct. 23, 1998 (feature, photos)


1998 Jan Biles, “Weathering the Storm: Artist Tries to Build Sense of Community,” The Mag, Aug. 6 and 12, 1998 (feature, photos)


1998 Rick Mitchell, “Lora Jost: Weathering the Storm,” The Arts in Action, Apr. 26-Aug. 22, 1998 (feature, photos)


1997 Melanie Zuercher, “Art Shaped in Community,” The Mennonite, Oct. 14, 1997 (feature, photos)


1996 Tom Rhea, “Important Days: Lora Jost at the Waldron,” Bloomington Voice, January 25 – Feb. 1, 1996 (review, photo)


1995 “Art Classes at the Community Kitchen,” Bloomington Voice, Oct. 26 – Nov. 2, 1995 (interview, photo)


1994 Ann But Meyer, “She Thrives as Art-Lady”,” Rhythm, July 8, 1994 (mini-feature)


1992 “Six O’Clock News,” WMTV Channel 15, Oct. 23, 1992 (story “Picture Your Vote”)


1992 Tom Laskin, “Electoral Collage: Exhibit Asks Artists to Mail in Their Vote,” Isthmus, Oct. 16-22, 1992 (interview, photos)


1992 “Morning News,” WHA Wisconsin Public Radio, Apr. 20, 1992 (interview about “Fax Art Response”)


1992 Kevin Lynch, “Fax Art Creates ‘Masterpieces’ at Local Gallery,” The Capital Times, Apr. 16, 1992 (interview, photo)


1992 “Evening News,” WMTV Channel 15, Apr. 4, 1992 (interview about “Fax Art Response”)


1991 Kevin Lynch, “Artist Dares to Care,” The Capital Times, Oct. 17, 1991 (feature, photos)





2014-2016, Active member, USDAC-Lawrence Field Office (United States Department of Arts and Cultural)

2007-08 Board member, Lawrence Arts Commission (now Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission), Lawrence, Kansas

1995-96 Board member, Coalition of Low-Income and Homeless Citizens, Bloomington, Indiana