Exhibit opening & artist reception:
Free and open to the public
Jan. 16-Mar. 30
A caricature is a rendering of a person, place or thing which distorts or exaggerates certain features, but still retains a likeness-and exaggerated piece of portrait art. Caricatures first became a popular genre of fine art in the 16th and 17th centuries and were created by satirists to ridicule public figures and politicians. They remain popular today and are used to poke fun at many things. See contemporary work by Tom Fluharty, John T. Quinn III, and Carlo LoRaso.