The Doña Ana Arts Council will host “Portrait Tour” by award-winning artist and portraitist Bob Diven on Saturday, October 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. In addition to being an
The Doña Ana Arts Council will host “Portrait Tour” by award-winning artist and portraitist Bob Diven on Saturday, October 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..
In addition to being an artist and a painter, Bob Diven, who was selected as one of the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership’s first-ever artists in residence in 2020, is an actor, playwright, composer, singer, author, and set builder. As a set builder, one of the things Diven is known for is as the designer of “Magellan the Dragon,” the mascot of the Renaissance ArtsFaire, produced annually by the Doña Ana Arts Council. He also is a cartoonist who creates editorial cartoons for the Sunday Las Cruces Sun-News. A book of these cartoons, “Living in Las Cruces, The Editorial Cartoons of Bob Diven,” was published in 2020.
For “Portrait Tour,” Diven will take the audience on a journey through a selection of 19th and 20th Century portraits from some of the great art collections in Paris, Cambridge, London, Dublin, and Chicago. A few of the portraits to be discussed during the “Tour” include “American Gothic” by Grant Wood, “Self Portrait” by Frédéric Bazille, and “Portrait of Madame Flandrin” by Hippolyte Flandrin.
The “Portrait Tour,” a free event, will be held at the Doña Ana Arts Council, 250 West Amador, Suite B, in Las Cruces on October 22, promptly at 4 PM.
Diven will follow the presentation with a question and answer session open to all members of the audience.
Doña Ana Arts Council, 250 W. Amador Avenue. 575-523-6403.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center
250 W. Amador Avenue