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As a gift of fire in the Coincidencias farm

Gloria Machado León 30 noviembre, 2015
On November 16th the  Coincidencias farm opened again its doors for artisans artists who, every two years, are inspired by the endless green of the leaves of trees and the incomparable beauty and restorative pact established between nature, in its most varied forms, and human inspiration.

Argentine creators, Americans, Cubans and especially from Matanzas, come together in this piece of land that seems ripped from the description of one of the places of magical realism, the style of Alejo Carpentier in El reino de este mundo (The Kingdom of this World).

The truth is that last Thursday concluded the fifth biennial Art of Fire, an event that for ten hours, became the ideal stage for cultural activities with the presentation of artists like Tony Avila courtyard, and the Caña Trio and Los Muñequitos de  Matanzas,  as well as  novice and national musicians like Adrian Berazaín.

The meeting also included the opening of exhibitions, fashion catwalks, the conduct of training workshops on Amelia Pelaez ceramics, photoceramics and glazes and raku techniques and fruitful working sessions with the inclusion of pieces of students the School of Plastic Arts of the provincial capital, new for the fifth edition of Art of Fire.

Geographical distances were not worthy to the needs of man to enjoy and uphold the art of high temperatures. Among the infinite paths that often lead the destiny of creation and the indecipherable mysteries of such a unique landscape as uncatchable after the flash of a camera, a lot has to impress the emergence of the perfect combination of art and fire.

If somehow Cuba and the United States have remained connected has been, in addition to family ties, cultural exchange.

Almost a year after the beginning of the process of normalization of relations between the two nations, which occurred on December 17, 2014, the fifth biennial Art of Fire this 2015 became a gift to the American ceramist Laurie Childers, who has been in the event a hope and a stronger definitely see our Island akin to its northern neighbor, including inflows two cultures rooted in their idiosyncrasies reason.

This was confirmed during her first visit to Cuba more than a decade ago and she reaffirmed before her eyes when the doors of  Coincidencias farm were opened , just an earthly paradise of ceramics.

Otiginal text by   on Nov 30th,  2015

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