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 New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LIFE, etc) is partnering with Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival for the event’s 10th anniversary. 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. Time to be announced.
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 stature 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 it out!”
Check it out at http://www.johnkascht.com. See his drawings of Conan O’Brien, Bill Murray, Whoopi Goldberg and more. For more information about Roots & Rhythm, a free family-event focused on music and the arts, visit www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com.
Photo: John Kascht at work by A. Greg Raymond