The Arts Council’s 3rd annual Pumpkin Illumination event provided some much needed respite from storm worries on Sunday night as happy crowds gathered at the Vail Mansion reflecting pool.
Although the Morristown Mayor and his wife were appropriately concentrating on the Town’s storm preparations and NBC recalled its meteorologist, Janice Huff, to assist with storm monitoring, the hardy souls who were at liberty to attend clearly enjoyed Julie Pasqual’s dramatic and entertaining “scary” storytelling and the artists’ “carve-off. ” It was a chance to grab in some of the Halloween spirit before the storm took over.
The Pumpkin Illumination Event is part of Arts Everywhere!, a program of the Arts Councli of the Morris Area intended to bring expressive, spontaneous, free and fun artistic happenings to nontraditional spaces and to promote a sense of community through the arts. This year’s event is generously sponsored by
Check out MorristownGreen’s post event article here.
Enjoy videos from Pumpkin Illumination:
Scary stories with storyteller Julie Pasqual kept children and parents in rapt attention.
The children say the number “five” despite the threat from the giant spider.
Even the parents get drawn into the conclusion of the giant spider story.
Kadie Dempsey polls the audience reaction for the pumpkin carving contest.
Here are some photos from the event:
L-R: Sandy Almassy as Hurricane Sandy; The Bueno Family; The Cain Family; The Carr Family; Artist carver Dan Fenelon and audience.
L-R: Getting in the spirit of Halloween: Susan Nobleman dressed as one-eyed monster; Gina Moran (Arts Council Development Director, as witch; kids and adults listen raptly to storyteller Julie Pasqual; Couple with candy-corn witch hats get in the spirit of Halloween.
L-R: Some of the creatively carved pumpkins at Pumpkin Illumination: Skeleton picnic; prizewinning pumpkin; Artist Bob Richardson’s crying pumpkin; Pirate pumpkin; Green Witch pumpkin; Robert Carr’s Welcome pumpkin; The Grim Reaper pumpkin; Dan Fenelon’s traditional pumpkin.