HALLOWEEN 2011 was perhaps one of the best ones we had EVER…and for the life of me, I cannot remember why I never blogged about it until now. This time of the year tends to be very busy for us, and so, the details of this epic night slipped through the cracks.
Missy’s brother, Greg, and his wife, Cristina, came down from Pittsburgh to spend the Halloween weekend with us. The first sign that this Halloween would be no ordinary one was the ASS-SHAPED PUMPKIN we found at Kroger the night before. We couldn’t stop laughing. Then we got down to the business of looking for the perfect pumpkin. Missy was one of a handful of artists asked to participate in THE HIGH MUSEUM’s PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. The contest was in conjunction with the “MODERN MASTERS” exhibit that was going on at the museum at that time – and the pumpkin entries were to be inspired by the exhibition. Missy had the absolutely brilliant idea of carving her pumpkin to look like MARCEL DUCHAMP’s infamous “FOUNTAIN” sculpture…a urinal turned on it’s side…
Pumpkin carved, we packed up and headed over to the big Halloween party at the High Museum in Atlanta. The costumed dance party featured live music by the COATHANGERS and a DJ set by the legendary KATHLEEN HANNA of RIOT GRRRL/BIKINI KILL/LE TIGRE/THE PUNK SINGER fame. Missy and I decided to wear our GARDEN GNOME costumes for the evening’s festivities:
Books in the museum gift shop…we considered the Duchamp book with the urinal on the cover as a good omen:
We set the urinal next to the other competitors and hoped for the best…though, we were pretty confident with Missy’s entry! I mean, c’mon…she carved a freakin’ URINAL!
We took a quick tour of the High before heading down to the party…
After The Coathangers rocked out, the costume contest began. Unfortunately, I had a terrible time take photos of the costumes…
The highlight of the night was definitely the dance party soundtracked by Kathleen Hanna…in between songs Kathleen joined the SWEATY DANCE PARTY off stage:
…and then…we had the extreme honor of making Kathleen’s acquaintance at the end of her set. BEST HALLOWEEN EVERRRRR!
Cristina posing with another “Rosie the Riveter”…it was like, “Feminist Icon Night” at the High!
The cherry on top of the entire night was finding out that Missy WON THE PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! For her effort and ingenuity, she was awarded a year-long dual membership to the The High Museum!