Pumpkins, and witches and fairies, oh my!

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Who knew Getting Jacked meant spending some time with some seriously artistic and seriously fun people?

The second annual Get Jacked event, hosted by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, took place on Friday at Huntsville’s Culture Station. The heritage building provided the perfect setting to host the evening of creativity, music, food and fun, with just the right amount of spookiness thrown in. Plenty of Carved Jack-o-Lanterns adorned the room. A witch mingled, a fairy fiddled, Pam Carnochan chiseled and kids giggled.

If you missed it, that’s really too bad. Make sure you watch for the event next year. In the meantime, here’s a sampling of what you missed.

Rob Saunders, General Manager of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, is dressed to carve

Rob Saunders, General Manager of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, is dressed to carve

Some spirited violin accompaniment. Hannah Van Krusse, Alexander Giese, Gwen, Odette Giese and Katie Fleming. Not seen, but leading the ensemble is Solana Daynard

Hannah Van Krusse, Alexander Giese, Gwen, Odette Giese and Katie Fleming. Not seen, but leading the ensemble is Solana Daynard

Rebecca Vastergaard, a Rotary Exchange student from Denmark and Maho Shihota a Muskoka Language Internation exchange student from Tokyo got into the Halloween spirit too

Rebecca Vastergaard, a Rotary Exchange student from Denmark and Maho Shihota a Muskoka Language Internation exchange student from Tokyo got into the Halloween spirit too

5 Comments

  1. That certainly looked like a fun event! Sorry I was away and missed it. Are the Jack O’lanterns on display somewhere? I would love to take my grandchildren to see them.

    • Elizabeth Rice - Doppler Publisher on

      Hi Nadine, The Jack 0 Lanterns were being auctioned off that night so I think most of them have a new home. It was such a success that I am sure they will do it again next year.

      • Not to blow our horn too much but the Festival covered all the evening’s expenses and auctioned off the pumpkins, the result being a donation of $300 to help defray some of the Signal North Gallery’s operating costs. In addition they made a donation to the very talented Suzuki group for their efforts. One of the best outcomes of the evening was the positive collaboration among a number of community organizations.

  2. Thanks to the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, especially Kareen Burns, for asking our Suzuki students to play! I hear they did a nice job under Solana Daynard’s leadership. Many thanks to Doppler for covering this local event.

    Philip Kashap
    Artistic Director
    Huntsville Suzuki School

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