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Few among the artists in Jeanine Taylor’s orbit turn out the haunts like those featured in her upcoming Halloween Boo-tique. The artist roster will feature the likes of Melissa Menzer, Darlene Allen, Kerry Schmidt, Anthony Pack and Jane Theis. Each artist possesses an undying thirst for all things strange and unusual! The festivities will begin promptly at 4pm on October 3rd. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their choice pick of art. A sampling of seasonal of hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails hand selected by Jeanine Taylor will be complimentary to all attendees. MELISSA MENZER: For Melissa Menzer there is no better muse than vintage sepia toned photographs of long forgotten relatives found in the bargain bins of Florida’s roadside flea markets. Her wry quirk can be attributed to her parents who were artists and antique dealers in the Washington DC area. Menzer utilizes varied materials from cabinet card photographs to vintage silverware. Orlando culture seekers may remember Menzer’s featured bejeweled birds at the Mennello Museum of Art under Frank Holt’s reign. DARLENE ALLEN: Darlene Allen possesses a love for Jim Henson, misfit toys and mohair. Her title as a Master Bearmaker is well earned and very apparent. Allen’s mohair creatures are tediously assembled with masterful hand stitching and given a mischievous grimace. KERRY SCHMIDT: Felted oddities of the ghoulish persuasion come to life by the hands of California based artist, Kerry Schmidt. The eye-popping characters in Schmidt’s arsenal include hard-nosed crows, snarling French Bulldogs, grinning bats and a few vegetables with an attitude. Her work has been featured in multiple magazines and collected far and wide. ANTHONY PACK: Anthony Pack’s multimedia upcycled assemblages round off this Halloween Boo-tique quartet. His famous suited devils made of wood scraps and book covers have a wide appeal. It is common for his creatures to wear a startled expression across their mug. Last year he included Frankenstein and his bride, as well as a spot-on Edgar Allen Poe. JANE THEIS: As a self-professed Moon Child, Jane Theis feels the freest creating under the light of a full moon. Her use of color blocking paired with her wry sense of humor yield high impact conversation pieces. Often painting on bargain bin record sleeves, Jane will use the subject matter as a jumping off point for her laugh out loud oddities.