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