Thursday, October 17, 2013

Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos- Orlando style

By Melissa B. Merkler

It was a fun night in downtown Orlando at the 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit & Block Party. Smiling faces painted morbidly to resemble a human skull lined a section of Pine Street in downtown Orlando to celebrate and remember lost loved ones.

The purpose of my adventure was to interview an art student for a cover story. Being part of the sugar skull celebration was a welcomed byproduct of the evening that led to meeting some fun and interesting people. 

Theresa Becker helped organize in the past but this year she is "just having fun."
Ms. Ferrante with Blue Betty vintage travellin' style.

Jaime Torraco, owner of Kittens of Industry said this was her first time to the Monster Factory event.
She sells pen and ink original art
A friend "hanging out" with Jaime from Kittens of Industries.
Performers on stage bringing giant puppets to life.
A scene from the live performance by Phantasmagoria.

Natasha Schaidt and Tre at NV Art Bar
Read Natasha's interview with The Seminole Scribe here.

And just to prove how much I really love Dia De Los Muertos, check out my blog and see my costume from 2011. 

Until next time,

Melissa B. Merkler

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