August 22, 2013 • 09:34:09 a.m.

Special effects master Anthony Kosar to launch artist series in Westmont


The special effects guru behind the mask is J. Anthony Kosar, depicted in this self-portrait titled "Just a Reflection." (Photo provided)

Fresh from his win on TV's "Face Off," J. Anthony Kosar of Lisle will launch the Visiting Artist Lecture Series at his Kosart Atelier in Westmont, where he will feature a fellow contestant. The series is designed to bring some of the industry's top artists for a social night of learning, fun and networking. The first guest is make-up artist Meagan Hester from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery, 760 Burr Oak Drive.

While watching an exclusive make-up demonstration, hear about Hester's quick rise to becoming one of New York's most sought after make-up artists – after graduating only a few years ago from beauty school – to working with some of the top celebrities, musicians and actors in the entertainment world.

Listen to her experiences working with Katy Perry, Sting, The Roots, Bruno Mars, Miguel, JCole, and Akon, and for such networks as Music Choice, Nickelodeon, MTV, SYFY, NBC and Comedy Central.

Hear about being on "Face Off" season four from the last female standing. A meet-and-greet follows, and a signing. A free raffle will award prizes.

The artist lecture fee is $75, and one may enroll up to the day of the event.

To learn about the classes instructed by Kosar, visit For more on the gallery, go to

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