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Carnival Masks (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-02-22

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (Shreveport, La.) | Museum exhibits | MARDI GRAS | Masks | Arts


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Beckman, Dennis Interviewee


This segment from the February 22, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ interview with Dennis Beckman, the designer for Enchanting World of Fantasy Masks, at an exhibit of his masks at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport. He discusses: his start in making masks; finding unusual materials in his travels around the world; his Mardi Gras masks; how long it takes to make a mask; the materials he uses; and his hope that people will enjoy the fantasy of the masks.