Founded in 2013, Artists Ink’s mission has always been to develop impactful art/artists while honing youth voices and empowering them to take both their future and that of their communities into their own hands. Composed of Graphic designers, animators, directors, writers, performers and sound designers.
Artist’s Ink is proud to present its first Christmas show “La Posada Magica”, a play written by Octavio Solis and composed by Marcos Loya. The play will run from December 6, 2019 to December 15, 2019, at Alisal Center for the Fine Arts located in East Salinas.
During the holiday season every child is anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Clause as he brings gifts to all the good children in the world, but the people of Mexico, and many Mexican American families in the United States wait for the “Posada”, A religious festival celebrating the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge for Mary to give birth.
Through this “Posada” a young girl rediscovers her faith in community and simultaneously, her Christmas spirit. Originally written for the community of San Diego, this rendition of the beloved christmas production will be revised to include references that are specific to the Alisal Community from the set design, costumes and script.
Production: Artists Ink presents a play in two acts by Octavio Solis with Music by Marcos Loya. Directed by Andres Ortiz and Co-Director Emily Morales. Scenic Designer/Build by Rafael Toribio, Musical Director: Dante Carballo, Vocal Director: Jose ” Chuy” Hernandez.
Cast: Elizabeth Sugabo, Adrian Torres, Diego Escobar, Jorge Juarez, Yameli Maniquez, Luis Moran, Jovita Molina, Ana Barrera, Jose ” Chuy” Hernandez, Alejandra Ayala, Eduardo Espinoza, Emma Ocampo, Layla Gutierrez, Armando “AJ” Gutierrez, Jayden Gutierrez, Ingrid Espinoza, Jazmin Mendez, Kimberly Moran, and Esme Edeza.
Opening, December 6 and runs through December 15, Run time: 2 hours
Inspired and informed by the “Salinas Youth Voice Report” our Creative Leaders have developed a new interactive and augmented reality app that allows you to explore and contribute to our community story. Built to take place at the Cesar Chavez Library, this special app allows you to choose an avatar, go on site-specific scavenger hunts, see animated artworks, all while exploring our local Library and learning about issues of our community and resources to combat them.
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