Holidays and Christmas in New York — Transformations Gallery

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Holiday season in New York brings its own special transformation to the city, and we enjoy being part of it. Through the years a steady stream of holiday parties, corporate events and public events for clients such as Macys have allowed us to develop some fun motifs for our holiday surprise faces. Learn about all we do at: agostinoarts.com

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Here are some favorites from the past few years. updated 11/15/16

Returning to these same themes and imagery every year gives me a chance to apply lessons learned since the past season and continue the development of new holiday faces, combining face ideas from other themes into holiday designs, and developing new designs for specific events.

 

Combining a snowman with penguins or polar bears makes a very cute face, along with the idea of penguins making their own "Snowpenguin"

Adding in the type of scenic animal designs we do at the Bronx Zoo by combining a snowman with penguins or polar bears to make some fun faces, along with the idea of penguins making their own “Snowpenguin”

Some of the scary stuff: Christmas Zombies

We can also throw in a few Christmas Zombies and Santa Aliens to get a wider range of kids involved.

For a number of years we've had the pleasure of painting some of the people for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as for their in store special events.

For a number of years we’ve had the pleasure of painting some of the volunteers and specialty performers for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as for their in store special events.

 

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Halloween Face Painting Gallery 2014

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Here are some of the photos from the Halloween events I’ve already done this season, plus some from last year that weren’t yet posted. With Halloween still to come this Friday, our event schedule will continue through the coming weekend, crossing over with some Day of the Dead events. See schedule.

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Science On Your Face — World Science Festival 2014

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We were back at one of our favorite New York events this past weekend: The Ultimate Science Street Fair of the World Science Festival. I mean, where else would you ever get the opportunity to turn someone into a Higgs Boson? Or a Bunson Burner? For an adventurous artist like me, this is facepainting at it’s most fun. Here are some of my favorite faces from this year’s event:

This year the festival was focusing on robotics, weather and astronomy. I’m enough of a science geek that I love collecting the stories and images for new science faces each year.

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NHL Playoffs 2014 — Face Painting Gallery

nhl_playoffs2014_1-RangersStanleyCupSkyline1_140521_agostinoartsWe did our first event for this year’s Hockey Playoffs at the NHL Store on 6th Ave. at 47th St. in Manhattan. I was there for the pre-game celebration for Game 3 of the NY Rangers vs the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden, sponsored by Reebok.

I don’t follow this sport, so instead of telling people the story of their faces as I painted I was asking questions —who’s your favorite player? How did you become a fan? — and using those ideas as inspiration.

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Drop the puck!

Drop the puck!

Here are a few more from the second event at the NHL Store. I particularly wanted to try this “Drop the puck!” idea if I got someone who wasn’t rooting for either team, but still loved playoff hockey.

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Elephant Face Painting Gallery — Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo 2013

It’s Earth Day today, and a beautiful morning. We are getting ready for this spring’s Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 26, an annual family event in which runners gather early in the morning at the zoo to run and raise funds for all the work that the Wildlife Conservation Society does to preserve the environment around the world. The facepainting will be free for participants in this event, from 7:00 – 9:30 am. The annual Run for the Wild events are great fun and a unique way to enjoy the zoo while helping wildlife. Please come and enjoy a wonderful morning at the zoo!

Each year the Run for the Wild features an iconic animal as “poster child”, and this is the second year to feature the elephant. Elephant populations are currently under direct threat from poaching (65% of the African Forest Elephant population have been killed between 2005 and 2012), and the WCS and other organizations are pushing to protect them both by their efforts in the field and by working to enact laws to ban ivory trading. Learn more: 96 Elephants: A Killing at the Bai

 Here are some photos of faces from the 2013 Run for the Wild.
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