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The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, carves a pumpkin at Old Westbury Gardens. Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Unlike the scary thrills jumping out at area Halloween haunted houses, this display of 5,000 hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns emphasizes real fancy gourds over fake gore and artistry over animatronics. These pumpkin heads are being created as a multihour team effort by dozens of artists, including sculptors and pen-and-ink experts from the New York metro area.

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, carves a pumpkin at Old Westbury Gardens. Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012)

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Thomas Olton, Art Director of Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, carves a pumpkin at Old Westbury Gardens. Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012)

A jack o'lantern that will be part of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

A jack o'lantern that will be part of the Halloween spectacular Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens rests in the arms of a statue at the garden. This jack o'lantern is part of the Coney Island side show series which will be part of the spectacular. (Sept. 26, 2012)

A jack o'lantern that will be part of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

A jack o'lantern that will be part of the Halloween spectacular Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens rests in the arms of a statue in the garden's colonade. This is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012)

A jack o'lantern that will be part of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

A jack o'lantern that will be part of the Halloween spectacular Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens rests in the arms of a statue at the garden. This is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012)

A jack o'lantern that will be part of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

A jack o'lantern that will be part of the Halloween spectacular Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens. This is a new Halloween spectacle with 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that will be at Old Westbury Gardens weekends in October. (Sept. 26, 2012)

A jack o'lantern that will be part of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

A jack o'lantern that will be part of the Halloween spectacular Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens. This jack o'lantern is part of the Coney Island side show series which will be part of the spectacular. (Sept. 26, 2012)

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