Great pumpkins Exhibit at the Cloisters Museum goes beyond jack-o-lanterns

October 31, 1991|By Mary Maushard | Mary Maushard,Evening Sun Staff

MOVE OVER, Great Pumpkin. You've got competition.

The Cloisters Children's Museum is filled with pumpkins that look like lamps and lions and ladies, with pumpkins dressed up as Santa Claus and decked out to carry Cinderella, or her contemporary counterpart, Barbie.

They're all great pumpkins, but there's not a jack-o-lantern among them.

Area beauticians, teachers, florists, designers and advertising executives created about 55 of these fashionable pumpkins for Le Masque Macabre, last weekend's benefit for Baltimore's Pumpkin Theatre. Now, they are on display through next week at the children's museum.

There were no winners, or rather, they were all winners, says Diane Weiss, who coordinated the pumpkin parade for the benefit.

Among the creations are: a lighted floor lamp with gourd pull chains, left, by Robert Jones and Patty Crammer of Valley Lighting; Starlet, bottom left, by the staff of Star Salon; Santa Pumpkin, top left, by Laurie Glassner and Jay Dillinger of Louis Mazor design firm; pumpkin pupils, top, by Tom Bush of the Baltimore City Schools; and Cinderella's gold pumpkin coach pulled by white horses, below, by the staff of Lola Inc., beauty salon.

The museum, at 10440 Falls Road, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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