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La Casa Hispanica Hosts Ceramic Skull Presentation

November 9, 2015

Communications Staff

An object crafted into a decorative skull.
Photo credit: Jeong Hyun Hwang

A ceramic skull created by Stow, Ohio, artist Cris Hertle sits on a table in La Casa Hispanica (Harvey House). Hertle spoke about her ceramic skull art and Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a two-day festival that originated in Mexico, at La Casa Hispanica on October 30. A native of Mexico, Hertle experienced Día de los Muertos festival celebrations first hand before coming to the United States in 1999. “The reason why I create ceramic skulls is because, at the end when we are no longer in this life, the bone remains,” Hertle says.

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