September is here, the time of year when the kids go back to school, teenagers move away to college, and the distinct scent of fall fills the air! Summertime is coming to an end, but autumn is just beginning, the leaves are turning as we get back into the school-year routine! But its not too late for one last summer bash! We have all your entertainment needs from caricature artists and face painters, to impersonators and fortune tellers! Check out our website for a full listing of our entertainment options!
Another Satisfied Customer for About Faces Entertainment!
“Mark was great with the kids and even played around with the adults as well. We
truly enjoyed having him there and it made her Bat Mitzvah that much more
– Sharon, CO
“Rozalia, was excellent and very talented. She was professional, quick, as well as very patient with our young guests. Everyone was just thrilled with their caricature portraits.” – Judy, WI.
Past College Events:
About Faces Entertainment has been providing entertainers for college and university events for 20 years! We have worked with such several schools all over the United States including the College of Southern Maryland (LaPlata, MD), Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI), University of Georgia (Athens, GA), and many more! We can provide a number of entertainment options from a caricature artist, and fortune tellers to henna tattoos and face painters! We even have impersonators to fit your themed events! Give us a call or email us today!
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Book entertainment with About Faces in the month of September and mention coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL to receive $10 off your booking. This offer is transferable, so tell your friends about us!
Offer Expires: September 30, 2010
Featured Entertainer Bat Hilliard
Where do you Serve?:
Most of North Carolina (Lansing, Charlotte, Raleigh)
What type of Entertainment do you Provide?: The best
Number of years in the business:
Three, going on four.
How did you get into the entertainment business?
and very reluctantly. I loved drawing funny pictures of people without their knowledge
and consent just to get a laugh out of my friends, but when I was “asked” to
volunteer for a local charitable event drawing caricatures I discovered that
the majority of people don’t mind having their pictures drawn in an exaggerated
manner as long as they are in on the joke as well! Turns out, it’s the greatest
job on the planet!
What’s your favorite type of event?
I pretty much enjoy all
events. Sounds corny, I know, but they all offer something different and unique
almost every single time. I like people. They are strange. Someone should write
a song about that. I even like dog or pet events. I think they’ve been called Peticatures.
Or is that something to do with Salons?
What’s your most memorable event?
I think it would
have to be my very first event ever. I worked six straight hours with no rest,
food or water. It was grueling and all proceeds went to charity. The feed back and positive energy
at that event really encouraged me to continue doing caricatures beyond that
day and to seriously consider it as a profession. Looking back, it shaped my
artistic career goals and continues to serve as a reminder of how far I’ve come
in this line of work. I take it seriously now and only refer to it as the
business of fun!
Click here to shoot us an email about booking Bat for your next event!
September 7th is Uncle Sams Birthday
September 7 marks the 197th birthday of Uncle Sam. The
nickname for the United States was given in 1813 and linked to Samuel
Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York. The nickname eventually lead
to a personification of the United States and was used in a great deal of campaigning and recruiting plans.
During the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson supplied barrels of beef to the
United States Army and stamped “U.S.” on the outsides. The soldiers soon
jokingly referring to the food as “Uncle Sam’s” and eventually a local
newspaper picked up the story. The coverage led to the people of the
United States to adopt “Uncle Sam” as the nickname for the U.S. federal
Over time, several cartoonists and artists began
developing the image of the Uncle Sam we picture today. The first image
came from political cartoonist Thomas Nast* in the late 1860s and 1870s.
Nast took the idea of Uncle Sam and tied it to an elderly man with a
white beard and a stars-and-stripes suit.
Artist James Montgomery Flagg* took the image of Uncle Sam a
step further and created possibly Uncle Sam’s most famous picture. His
version of Uncle Sam showed him wearing a tall top hat with a wide blue
band and white stars, a red bow tie and a blue jacket. Uncle Sam is
staring sternly ahead and pointing at the viewer. It was its placement
on World War I
recruiting posters (with the phrase “I Want You For the U.S. Army”
beneath it) that truly solidified Uncle Sam as the personification of
the United States.
What better way to Celebrate Uncle Sams Birthday, then to have him at your event! Email us to have an Uncle Sam Stilt walker, or impersonator at your event!
*Thomas Nast and James Montgomery Flagg are two of Americas most influential caricature artists!
We love hearing your comments and questions, so if you have a suggestion for future articles or artists’ features, or if you would like to book someone right away, send us an email or give us a call at 1-800-923-8669!