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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

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