Posts tagged ‘April Scimio’

Pumpkin Artistry


A panorama of carved pumpkins. Click to see larger.

I stopped over to the Arboretum last evening to check out this year’s edition of the pumpkin festival, and—as was the case last year—saw some pretty creative and artistic jack-o-lanterns. I’ll try to post a gallery of photos before the weekend is out, but here are a few that caught my eye. This turtle, carved by Beth Hendershot, showed some great craftsmanship:


And it starts to look pretty cool when lit up at dusk:


Here’s a rather interesting face carved by a Penn State student, Shin Han-Wei:


And here are two jack-o-lanterns that got a lot of oohs and ahhs when lit up last night. First, a parody of Ecce Homo, the Spanish painting that was infamously “restored” this past August. It was carved by Nathaniel Hromnak:


And finally, here’s a tribute to Arboretum director Kim Steiner, credited to Ray Marsh and the Penn State campaign communications office (April Scimio ’84 of that office did a lot of the craftwork on it):


The jack-o-lanterns will be lit up for display again tonight from 6 to 10 pm at the Arboretum. Admission is free.

Tina Hay, editor

October 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

Adventures in Sports Photography, Wrestling Edition


I had a chance to try my hand at photographing wrestling on Sunday—at one of the biggest duals ever in Rec Hall. Top-ranked Penn State lost to three-time national champion Iowa before a crowd of 6,686, and while I was disappointed in the outcome, I had a great time shooting the action.

I’ve tried photographing other sports before (including women’s volleyball back in December), but I had never shot wrestling. So, after securing a media pass for Sunday’s match, I started doing some homework. I Googled “how to photograph wrestling.” I called (more…)

January 31, 2011 at 11:02 am 8 comments

An Igloo Appears on the Old Main Lawn

dsc_0027-sm-igloo1A colleague over in Old Main (former Penn Stater magazine art director April Scimio ’84) e-mailed me this morning to say that an igloo had popped up on the Old Main lawn over the weekend. I went over with a camera and, sure enough, she was not hallucinating. Spring Semester classes didn’t start until today, so I’m guessing that the structure is the work of some students who had time on their hands after Saturday’s snowstorm. I’m also guessing they had to be engineering majors. Would you know how to create a hollow, self-supporting structure out of snow?


Tina Hay, editor

January 12, 2009 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

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