Holtorf Pumpkin Carving Halloween Art Display Cancelled for 2012
Due to a crop failure, we will not have our display this year.
After nearly 30 years of displaying creative pumpkin art, the driveway will be dark.
If you are looking for pumpkin-carving ideas, then some of these photos
may provide inspiration for your pumpkin carving.
Pumpkins are an amazing canvas and offer a multitude of
creative ways to use them as an art medium. Last year we displayed 248 carved, scraped, drilled and sculpted creations.
Our largest carved pumpkin weighed 200 pounds. For many years we have been creating creatures, characters and scenes
along with renditions of master art works done by Renoir, Monet, Rockwell and Van Gogh, just to name a few. One art
teacher noted that viewing our art was like taking art history 101. In addition to witches, goblins and
assorted Halloween standards, we had many kid-friendly characters and several optical illusions. Red
Cloud will not make an appearance this year this year belching smoke as he gets “fired up” talking with his
little friends and maybe some adults too. He has earned a vacation too.
We hope you hae enjoyed our show. Sad but the time has come to call it