The Devil's Mistress

Apparently, Lucifer had a mistress named Madeline in New Orleans in the 1800s, and he gave her a charming home on Chartres Street (actually the house is on the corner of Chartres and Esplanade). She grew weary of the devil and took herself a new lover, Alcide; this was unbeknownst to Lucifer. But the devil eventually found out, and he was quite reasonable and told Alcide that he could have Madeline and 1000 dollars if take the name of Mr. and Mrs. L. Later, at dinner, Alcide told Madeline about the meeting. She was ecstatic thinking that they would live happily ever after, but Alcide had different thoughts. He said he was growing tired of his mistress, and it was time he moved on. Madeline, enraged, picked up a dinner knife and stabbed and killed him at the dinner table. At that moment, the devil wandered in with an amused look on his face and devoured the two for dinner.

Valley Ridge ArtVentures

Destination ArtVentures, LLC Workshops

Dante’s Infernal Journal With Michael deMeng
Optional Workshop With Andrea Matus deMeng – Hell-Oh Kitties: Portraits of Precocious Pets in Purgatory
February 6-12, 2022

Once upon a time, ole Dante took a little stroll with a celestial pal Virgil, who took him on a little tour into the Nine rings of the Underworld: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and finally Treachery.  For Dante, this was a pretty good deal; he could check out Hades without checkin’ for good…cuz no one really wants that. So, it seemed to me that he might want to keep tabs on his little meandering downward, and with this in mind, a workshop idea was formed. But where in the world could someone explore strange magical, otherworldly realms filled with saints and sinners? Well New Orleans, of course.

There is no better city than New Orleans for devilish revelry, so put on your best devilish duds or sinful suits as we dance through the French Quarter with our own 2nd Line Parade. Our Disco Inferno will be marching with the Panorama Brass Band throughout the French Quarter. YES… that’s right! Our own parade!!!





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