John Kascht, whose work is collected by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery and whose drawings have appeared on the pages or covers of almost every national publication (TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, LIFE, The New York Times, etc) is partnering with Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Kascht, who makes his home in the Wayne County area, will give a multimedia presentation about his art. The free program examines how he creates his caricature portraits, and will include anecdotes from a career spent illustrating musicians, actors, politicians and other notable figures. It will be held at The Cooperage in Honesdale on June 12th at 7pm (doors open 6:30).
In addition to the presentation, Kascht is developing a poster that will represent the last 100 years of American music history. The poster will be available for purchase at Roots & Rhythm on Saturday, June 20th. The artist will also be on hand to personally sign each one.
“We are so honored to have someone of John’s status in the art world be a part of our festival,” said Roots & Rhythm 2015 Chair Brian Fulp. “His work is outstanding—you really have to check out his website!”
See Kascht’s phenomenal drawings of Conan O’Brien, Bill Murray, Whoopi Goldberg and more at www.johnkascht.com.
Photo: John Kascht at work. Photo by A. Greg Raymond