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Ray Villafane, Manolo Valdés Artwork In Spotlight (Photos)

American artist Ray Villafane and his talented crew have transformed the New York Botanical Garden into an enchanted forest of ghoulish pumpkin creatures just in time for Halloween. Villafane, whom Martha Stewart called the “Michelangelo of pumpkin carving,” is a two-time winner of the Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” challenge. Villafane and his team (Andy Bergholtz, Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, and Chris Vierra) worked around the clock this weekend to complete their spooky haunted pumpkin garden....
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NY Botanical Garden Transforms Into Haunted Pumpkin Playground

The New York Botanical Garden is transformed once again into a haunted Halloween garden this weekend as giant pumpkins from around the U.S. get carved into over-the-top sculptures of zombies and other supernatural creatures. Master carver Ray Villafane, a two-time winner of the Food Network's “Outrageous Pumpkins” challenge, works with his team of carvers to transform pumpkins into breathtaking works of art....