Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium Unveils Amazing Artwork Created by Colombian-American Opera Singer Mateo Blanco

By August 7, 2014Company News

Blanco’s oh-so-sweet works are made from 100% sugar

The Incredible Hulk – incredible because it’s made entirely of colored sugar!

The Incredible Hulk – incredible because it’s made entirely of colored sugar!

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2014) – Colombian-American opera singer Mateo Blanco has entertained millions of people around the world through song. This month the singer will share another of his artistic talents when Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium unveils three of his paintings that the company has acquired.

It’s Blanco’s unusual choice of media and amazing skill that caught the attention of Ripley’s; these works of art are made completely from sugar. His pop culture interpretations include The Hulk, Captain American and Iron Man, and Neytiri from the movie Avatar.

“I love art and sugar. So I decided to unify them into something positive,” said Blanco.  “I want people to transform any situation into something positive and creative.”

Blanco was inspired by the works of art made to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and he actually uses an ancient, historical technique.

The public and media are invited to the unveiling of Mateo Blanco’s paintings at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium on Monday, August 11 at 11:00 am. Blanco will be there, along with Edward Meyer, Ripley’s VP of Exhibits and Archives and other Ripley’s representatives.
Iron Man Captain America
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is conveniently located at 8201 International Drive, and is open daily from 9:00 am to midnight (last entry nightly at 11:00 pm). For more information, please visit or call 407-345-0501.

Media Contacts
Joe Kasinski
Director of Sales & Marketing
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium

Edward Meyer
VP, Exhibits & Archives
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
407-345-8010 – office
407-492-8256 – cell

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 12 million people visit its 90-plus attractions in 9 countries each year.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.