Dante’s Infernal Journal Artventure in New Orleans


The Devil Man

In the 1930's it is said that a man with horns frequented the bars of Algiers (a neighborhood just across the Mississippi from the French Quarter). Now apparently, many folks thought he was the devil. As for the devilish behavior, well, it is said that he would habitually walk out on his bar tab…by disappearing into thin air. Police finally arrested the man…but he had no horns.

deMeng and Engen (deMEngen) present:
Dante’s Infernal Journal ArtVenture

January 29-February 4, 2023

Michael DeMeng – Dante’s Infernal Journal

In this class, we will modify a book or book box (those sneaky boxes that look like books on the outside). You’ll have the option to take a book box, modify the exterior and turn the interior into a shrine or 3d map,  or work on just the exterior and modify an existing book or journal, thus making it a usable journal.   Read More

Andrea Matus – Optional Workshop
Hell-Oh Kitties: Portraits of Precocious Pets in Purgatory

Andrea invites you to playfully, devilishly, alter your favourite animal photo into a mixed media cabinet card featuring the precocious pet of your choice.  We’ll use of a rich palette of color, pattern, imagination and a dash of kitsch to evoke an engaging miniature portrait our animal-human hybrids. You’ll learn how master the art of seamlessly flowing from collage to paint and back again. Read More


2023 Artventure is limited to 27 attendees, so register soon to reserve your space!

In New Orleans, you can never get too much of a good thing.  You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own, as well as time to leisurely savor the unique food and drink found only in this historic city on the Delta.

Tropical in climate, lush in setting, exotic in architecture and sensual in atmosphere, New Orleans is a worldly, richly creative environment like no other. It’s no wonder that the city has been — and continues to be — a favorite muse for an incredible legacy of artists, artisans, performers, musicians, writers and chefs.

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