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Bob Diven’s editorial cartoonist confessions in Arts Council talk


The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) continues its inaugural month at its new location, 230 S. Water St. downtown, and the ongoing celebration of For the Love of Arts Month, with a talk by beloved Las Cruces artist and polymath Bob Diven.

Diven’s “Confessions of an Editorial Cartoonist” will give a “behind-the-pen glimpse” into how and why an editorial cartoon comes into being, DAAC said in a news release. The talk will be 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at DAAC.

Tickets are $10 or two for $15 and are available at DAAC, by phone (575-523-6403) and at the door.

Diven – actor, playwright, theatrical designer, musician, composer, photographer, filmmaker, painter, sculptor, rat catcher and dragon builder – has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Sunday edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News for 15 years. His commentary on the major events, political upheavals, minor scandals and the weather of our community and region has won several awards, as has his book, “Living in Las Cruces,” the new release said.

Diven describes his cartoons as “less like an axe and more like a flashlight, shining light on issues that deserve attention," DAAC said.

Diven’s goal with “Confessions of an Editorial Cartoonist” is to “give out more information than anyone really wanted to know about what goes into my editorial cartoons!"

For more information, contact DAAC’s new executive director, Araceli Solis, at 575-523-6403 and director@daarts.org. Visit https://daarts.org/.