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What: “Making Faces: Portraits by John Kascht” When: Today through May 7 Where: The Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton Details: Kascht will meet patrons and sign posters from 5 to 8 p. m. today. This event is free and open to the public. For information, visit everhart- museum. org. went into the process of creating them.
“I think caricatures are often seen as a negative art formthatmakes fun of people, but that’s not howI approach it. It’s seeingwhat makes a person unique and bringing out those characteristics. Hopefully it’s a show that celebrates us and celebrates humanity.”
Kascht said he never decided to be a caricaturist; it’s just always been with him. As a child, he used to follow his parents and friends around, mimicking the way they walked and talked. His interests in impersonation and drawing merged, he said.
“I had an instinct to impersonate people,” he said. “Caricatures are a visual formof impersonation, andmy interest grewout of that instinct to mimic or impersonate the people aroundme.”
Additionally, watching his father, a forensic scientist, performautopsies had an influence on his art and taught him about human