I am a graphic journalist and multimedia artist from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. I was a producer, graphic journalist and editor for Al Instante News for Mexicali’s Canal 12: “La Imagen del Conocimiento” (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California) and taught media classes at the same university.
After working in journalism and College Radio my interests grew in the possibility of combining the arts with social justice. I studied Theater at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa California and after that I applied and was granted a scholarship at the Cornerstone Institute Theater in Los Angeles CA. This program teaches students how to produce Communiy Theater according to the method created by the Cornestone Theater Company . The play produced that year was "Boda de Luna Nueva" by Federico Garcia Lorca.
Currently I collaborate with the artistic collective SolArt Radio and SolArt Media & Design in Santa Ana CA, founded by Sali Heraldez. We produce a Radio Show called the SolArt Radio hour and is transmitted LIVE on Radio Santa Ana 104.7 FM Mondays at Thursdays at 5 pm. and online at www.solartradio.com and www.radiosantaana.org
SolArt Media and Design offers services for non profits and independent artists . At SolArt we also produce art exhibits, music shows, poetry readings and more. Sounds like a lot! right? Well, check for yourself here
I love music and taking photos of artists in their creative process too. Some of this photos were featured at the exhibit "Siempre es Hoy" curated by us at SolArt and presented at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Ana in collaboration with La Banda Elastica. Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment KCET
I also collaborated with illustrations and video for the book and exhibit "SantAna Fairy Tales" written by Sarah Rafael García. SanTana's Fairy Tales is an oral history, storytelling project initiated by author Sarah Rafael Garcia, which integrates community-based narratives to create contemporary fairytales and fables that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana.
The book and art exhibit has been received with a lot of love after its opening in Santa Ana and then a tour in the State of Texas . To learn more about this multimedia project ( book, art exhibit, live music and video) please visit "SantAna Fairy Tales". You can see the artwork currently displayed at LibroMobile Bookstore in Santa Ana.
The book was included in the publication Dread and Delight Fairy Tales in an Anxious World by Emily Stamey