Fair Haven

Día De Los Muertos Honors Living And Dead

by Brian Slattery | Nov 1, 2015 8:41 am

Brian Slattery PhotoSmiling, Erika and Jessica Sanchez held up a picture of their grandfather, Erineo, in front of two of the enormous puppets that would soon be marching through the streets of Fair Haven as part of the annual Día de los Muertos parade.

“I have never been to a Día de los Muertos event,” Erika said. “I’m getting in touch with my roots and I want to honor the spirits of those who have passed.”

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“Dwellers” Steal The Show

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 28, 2015 11:14 am

Standing at the heart of his studio, Danny Sheffer held a flashlight in one hand, weathered fingers clasping its slick, narrow tip as his thumb clicked it on and off. The lights were down, the studio totally dark and quiet. Days before, he’d pressed brown and red reams of paper up to the cloudy windows, blocking any mid-fall sunlight. Now the moment had arrived.

He beamed the flashlight at the wall. A shelf of fantastical wood-and-paper sculptures in miniature, each carved or cut in painstaking detail, sprang to life.

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