Maria Key is a first generation Chicana artist. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, and better known in the art community as "O.G. Lady Key”. She is the SFS Art Fest recipient of the 2022 City of Santa Fe Springs’ Grand Jury Master Artist Award.
Her love for art, at an early age, motivated O.G. Lady Key to become a self-taught artist. O.G. Lady Key's art was inspired by her husband's love and drive for boxing. Supporting her husband's boxing journey and embracing her Chicana roots has brought O.G. Lady Key to create beautiful portraits - adding her own special touch of color vibrancy and arrangement to every piece, capturing the most emotional moments that one can relate to.
Through her artwork, O.G. Lady Key is devoted to raising awareness about the impact art has, enhancing the well-being of individuals, society connecting as a whole, and the environment. O.G. Lady Key knows that art and artists have the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge, and offer hope.
California-born, South Central LA based native, Carlos Gallardo, a.k.a. DJ Prolifix, is a first generation Mexican American world renowned “turntablist”. DJ Prolifix found the DJ Art as an escape from the street life as a kid. His love of music focused on creating something new by manipulating sounds on records.
DJ Prolifix has taught and showcased the art of scratching at several Southern California DJ Schools, most notably The Beat Junkies Institute of Sound in Glendale, California. He has judged multiple international and domestic scratch competitions. Carlos loves to inspire new generations of DJs by putting together "Scratch sessions" where the public gets to try this art form in a non-judgmental and supporting environment. DJ Prolifix has performed alongside legendary DJs such as Dj Qbert, D-Styles, and The Beat Junkies, ZTrip.
Carlos continues to educate the public on the history of the DJ and how the art has progressed in the past decades. He has 6 to 8 turntables and mixers so the public can experience this art form and exhibits new technology incorporated in this platform of sound. He usually involves several DJ performers to partake in a plethora of DJ techniques.
Dayquan Moeller is a Long Beach based composer, playwright, poet, field recordist, and performance artist. His performances range from roaming his neighborhood with a cardboard box over his head, to trying to convince open mic attendees to purchase drinks from an “Invisible Lemonade Stand.” His collaborative works include composing music for three short plays, two short films, and publications in Molecule – a tiny lit mag and The Greenleaf Review. He is also co-editor in chief for the art and literature magazine, 562 Medium.
“Now, "In Our Glory," will serve as my senior project at Whittier College. It is the culmination of four years of my studies, and eight-years of experience with my research-based craft.” Dayquan made the decision to focus on the experiences of immigrant and international students with this piece because he wants to celebrate the melting-pot that is Whittier. In an era where xenophobia and people’s fear of "the Other" is rising, Dayquan believes that this is more important than ever.
Emily is an Australian born Eurasian actress, singer/songwriter and model who has worked consistently in both Australia and Los Angeles. With a versatile girl-next-door & tomboyish vibe, she is a mix between a young Mandy Moore & Scarlett Johansson. She has recently been cast in feature films 'The New Hands', 'Home Bound', 'Dark Haven', 'The Locket', and 'Spinning Out Of Control', as well as booked co star roles on Channel 10's 'Offspring', A&E's 'Cold Case Files' and Netflix's 'Corrupt Crimes'.
Emily recently completed film The Crossroads in AZ in which she played the lead, & is also co-writing/producing the music. She also just finished playing the lead role in original play 'Phoenix', premiering at The Raven Theatre in Noho.
In the past 2-3 years Emily has also played over 200 gigs at various venues around L.A. She has also just released singles 'Part Time Lover' and 'Love Bomber', and has multiple new releases slated for 2023!
Born and raised in Mexico, Puebla, Julio (aka Existe mas) came to the USA as an immigrant at the age of twelve. After he graduated, he began working in the night club scene by shooting commercials, which sparked his love for filmmaking. Today he is a self-made Filmmaker, Director, Writer, Editor, and Producer. His work involves music videos, short films, and commercials. He involved his brothers to to be part of his journey since they all shared the same passion for Cinema. Together, they started their own Production business called Existe mas.