Shreveport-Bossier’s Mardi Gras season kicks off with a special exhibit, “The Enchanting World of Fantasy Masks” at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum located at 3015 Greenwood Road in Shreveport.
The exhibit features elaborate one-of-a-kind fantasy masks by Shreveport mask designer Dennis Beckman. The exhibit will run through the 2019 Mardi Gras season from January 6-March 5, 2019. The opening reception is Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and is free to the public.
Masks at the exhibit range from elegant to exotic and feature various themes such as All that Glitters, Mardi Gras, Into the Woods, The Dark Forest, and Floral
Fantasies. He creates his art pieces using jewels, sequins, crystals, feathers and an extensive array of unique materials. His masks are comfortable to wear, and his more elaborate masks are often collected and used as home décor.
The artist’s custom masks are also showcased and sold at his sister’s shop,
The Enchanted Garden, located at 2429 Line Avenue in Shreveport. Call 318-227-1213 for additional information. The Enchanted Garden also features Beckman’s one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras pins and fascinators as well as a large selection of Louisiana and Mardi Gras items, many of which are created exclusively for The Enchanted Garden.