“On My Mind: One Jewish Woman’s view,” mixed media works by Karen Kassap, opened June 20 at Beth El-Keser Israel.

Kassap, who studied mixed media collage with Debi Pendell, says she enjoys this form of expression “because it lays apparent the dichotomy between the completed work and the many layers of paint and paper that form the foundation of the piece. The underlying support for my collages can seem chaotic and wild, and yet my goal as an artist is to draw the viewer in with something that is viscerally attractive, cohesive and sometimes quiet.”

A conversation with the artist will be held Saturday, August 17 at 12:45 p.m., following the weekly services and luncheon; Sabbath rules will be observed. The exhibition ends August 20.