Darya Husak: Art at the Hopvine Pub on Capitol Hill

Darya Husak, “Pareidolia,” photographs.

May 7-May 27, 2017
Opening Reception May 11, 7pm;
Hopvine Pub, 507 15th Avenue East,
Capitol Hill, Seattle.

Husak is a Ukrainian-born, Seattle-based photographer who creates intimate portraits questioning place, nationalism, and identity thru intimacy and immediate experience. Preferring the term “transatlantic child,” she uses photography as a tool to express conflict and introspection. She creates independent images which build their own narratives.

2017 Art shows at the Hopvine Pub on Capitol Hill. Curated by Les Morely; Co-sponsored by the Raven Chronicles.

Lalo Alcaraz

Cover cartoon by Lalo Alcaraz
Cover cartoon by Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz,  the artist/cartoonist who created the cover for Raven’s humor issue, Vol. 21, is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, seen locally in the L.A. Times and other papers nationwide. Lalo is also a consulting producer and writer at Fox Television’s Seth MacFarlane executive-produced animated show, Bordertown, which debuted this January, 2016. He is also a consultant for Pixar, and is on the team that is creating COCO, their animated movie around the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico. A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is winner of five Southern California Press Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon; produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly from 1992-2010; and creates nationally syndicated editorial cartoons in English and Spanish. He drew the Sonia Sotomayor themed “Lil’ Judge Lopez” cartoon which appeared on 60 Minutes, CBS News and Univision, and hangs in Justice Sotomayor’s Supreme Court chambers. Lalo’s books include the New York Times bestseller, A Most Imperfect Union, US history book with Ilan Stavans (2014), Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition (2013), Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration (2005), and La Cucaracha (2004).  He is also Jefe In Chief of satirical website Pocho.com, co-host of KPFK Radio’s satirical talk show, The Pocho Hour of Power, heard Fridays at 4 pm in Los Angeles. on 90.7 FM. Lalo recently taught illustration at Otis College of Fine Art & Design in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of San Diego State University (BA in Art) and UC Berkeley (Master’s in Architecture). He has seriously talented but erratic children with his wife, a hard working public school teacher. He lives in a house.