Dia De Los Muertes

45467565_10213163200983216_2793518871884070912_n-1.jpgThe event has grown in our community from a well attended first time event, to last nights awesome turn out.  Embraced by all from the City of  Lake Worth Beach.

A parade from City Hall lead the way to the HATCH where authentic food vendors were ready and artisans with a variety of authentic and hand made Day of the Dead trinkets.45419344_10213163208143395_8400616526696153088_n

Kids and adults waiting in never ending lines to get their faces decorated,  by the face painters on site.  Many came already made up and the faces were just so beautiful down to the last detail with their costumes. Check out our area photographers who capture this event,

Tom Jonson and 45320601_10213163205743335_8542820999786135552_nShawn Moss engaged by the city.  Steve Horan,  and the black and white photos of Adriano Ficarelli  and check everyones personal FB posts of those who attended. Great memories from last nights event at the HATCH.45325318_10213163212303499_9058855054043250688_n.jpg

The altars more authentic this year and should you have had the pleasure of viewing the film COCO you will understand the seriousness of these altars.

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By artist Francisco  who no longer lives in Lake Worth, 

My first Year I came pretty traditional.  This year it was a challenge as a friend who is visiting  San Miguel Allende an artist community,  also known as the most beautiful city in Mexico. She is sharing photos from Dia De Los Moertes event, (not an event) actually the whole town was out and about, as this is a  Mexican Catholic tradition.  I myself got educated while watching COCO as to what and why they engage in this annual event. Being of European decent i witnessed  candles in the grave yards but never to the celebratory extent the Mexicans engage in.  Here we just love a party!

45396853_10213163219823687_381949753711132672_n-1   By noon  I had ideas but so late in the day.  I had 2 sheets of pasteboard cost $1.  35 years old leotard that has seen better days and lots of cold weather .  I cut  butterflies out of scraps of paper,  and left over Easter flowers.  A tube of white Toothpaste priceless, from a s o s call to friend Tammy.  I smelled great and minty.  I used the toothpaste to paint,  leg bones , hip bones on leotard carried it with me for touch ups.  The inspiration came from 18 year old Freda Kahlo’s painting  “Broken Column”  who spent a good part of her youth in a body cast.

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