May’s Virtual Art Talk is a special one as we visit with some of the artists who make the acclaimed Netflix animated series Spirit Rangers come to life! The show was created by an all-Native writer’s room and largely Native voice cast.
Inspired by stories from Native American tribes and the majestic landscapes of national parks of America, Spirit Rangers explores the adventure and beauty of nature through the eyes of Kodi, Summer and Eddy Skycedar, Chumash/Cowlitz siblings who share a secret. This trio of kids are “Spirit Rangers” who help protect the land and spirits of the national park that they call home in California. Taking on new perspectives as a grizzly bear cub, red-tailed hawk and spunky turtle, the Skycedar kids take on every challenge — from helping a lost thunderbird to waking a sleepy sun — with courage and compassion. Created by Santa Ynez Chumash tribal member and the first California Native American showrunner Karissa Valencia, the fantasy-adventure preschool series celebrates community, nature and the rich heritage of Native American storytelling.
Scheduled artists from the series include:
Karissa Valencia, Showrunner & Creator
Raye Zaragoza, Musician
Ehren Kee Natay, Music Producer
Nicolette Ray, Storyboard Artist
This is a great opportunity to learn how an animated series like Spirit Rangers goes from a dream to streaming on your TV!
Wednesday, May 17
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm