Let There Be Arts has mounted a show of COMEDY/TRAGEDY masks created by local elementary students which will be on display at Theatre West during the spring production of SIN, SEX AND THE CIA, May 2-25. The project is a result of a collaboration between the two organizations and will serve as an inspiration for Theatre West artist, Ida Lisa Putansu, to extend the current mask mural on the outside of the building.
The masks were made during a special session of the Taft Elementary 21st Century after school program coordinated by Let There Be Arts. Local artist, Krista Eddy, worked with twenty students in grades 4-6, where each child sculpted two masks out of specialized paper mache clay. They were instructed to create their version of the classic COMEDY/TRAGEDY images, and then paint them using only black and white acrylic.