The Masks by Beckie Kravetz
Meet & Greet with the Artist: Saturday, March 16, 12:30 p.m.
An exhibition of the work of sculptor and mask-maker Beckie Kravetz will be on display at Beth El–Keser Israel in New Haven will feature Purim-themed masks as well as other theatrical and art masks.
Kravetz studied at the Yale School of Drama. In 2001, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study wood carving, ritual masks and puppets in Spain.
Her masks and sculptures have been exhibited at the Jewish Community Museum of San Francisco, Metropolitan Opera Gallery and Lincoln Center Library, Roark Gallery and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles). In addition to her visual art, Kravetz designs theatrical wigs and makeup. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she has helped transform the faces of scores of opera singers, including Placido Domingo. She created makeup and masks for opera-themed Nike and Pepsi commercials featuring Charles Barkley and Michael Jackson, and contributed masks to the Disney film The Haunted Mansion and an ad campaign for Max Factor that featured Madonna.
Kravetz’ talk will follow services and the weekly luncheon. Sabbath rules will be observed. BEKI, 85 Harrison St., New Haven, (203) 389-2108.