Tuesday, January 11, 2005

African Ritual Mask Display

Jim Henceroth of Norwich has loaned the library part of his African ritual mask collection for January. They are in the flat display case located near the Circulation Desk. Jim explained the masks are up to 50 years old and were all used in rituals. They are not just ornamental art pieces. Many are from the Ivory Coast. Henceroth was an art therapist in Zanesville and used mask making and painting in his work with patients. His wife, Cynthia, is a Learning Consultant here at Muskingum.