Ernesto Ybarra's art blends his upbringing in Minnesota with the traditional Mesoamerican influences of his heritage. From the left: “Seattle Seduction,” “Scribes” and Scribbles,” and “Blue Eyed Jesus.” (Photo by Cristy Acuna.)

Artist Ernesto Ybarra bridges cultures for “In Between Worlds”

Ernesto Ybarra's art shows influences from his upbringing in Minnesota and his Mesoamerican roots.
Jan 6, 2016
Juan Felipe Herrera, a visiting professor at the University of Washington in spring quarter, was named poet laureate of the United States on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Blue Flower Arts.)

Visiting UW professor becomes nation’s first Latino poet laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino poet laureate of the United States.
Jun 11, 2015
Skull candies and “La Catrina” are the two most well-known symbols of the celebration. The butterflies and the bright colors placed on the skull make it more attractive and symbolic. It shows that the skull represents not just death but it also reflects a living and happy tone. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Tacoma celebrates Dia de los Muertos

For over ten years now, the Tacoma Art Museum has been embracing the long-lasting Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. With the increasing Hispanic population the holiday is becoming more and more popular in the Puget Sound region.
Nov 15, 2012
The iconic sign welcoming visitors to Portland. Globalist writer Simona Trakiyska explores this northwest city with a global perspective. (Photo by Sara Stogner)

Portland offers global flair in cheap weekend getaway

For those bitten by an international travel bug but stuck with a modest budget, a weekend trip to Portland could be the cure. Some may call it a city with a laid-back pace, but in reality Portland pushes its guests to be open to new adventures from savory Thai dishes to the Japanese Gardens. The […]
Sep 5, 2012