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Handicrafts from Matanzas from today at FIART 2018.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 6 diciembre, 2018

Today begins the cultural programming of the FIART 2018 International Handicraft Fair, which will run until December 21st.

The Matanzas representation that will attend the event, based in the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, proposes a selection of pieces that highlight the handicraft development in the province, confirmed Yamira Román Castelline, communications, image and development coordinator in the provincial branch of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets.

«Seven creators of the Matanzas supporters of different manifestations within the craft will attend: two goldsmiths, two artists who work with resources from the sea, a glazier and two furniture makers.

«Our selection for this edition is very innovative because two creators who had not participated before are inserted: Lidia Castillo Calzado, with her project of gardens of the sea, and Yoan Díaz Pérez, who joins the wood with glass fibers to make beautiful lamps.»

But these will not be the only Matanzas proposals to FIART, dedicated in 2018 to the realization of handcrafted furniture and Villa Clara province.

«The other artisans are Julio Vizcaíno Águila, who makes seats, shoes, multimuebles and silversmiths, among other products; Maribel Peña Houses with a production of rattles, búcaros and centerpieces made from shells and other marine resources; Everardo López Rodríguez and Reynaldo de la Caridad García, excellent goldsmiths who fuse engagement rings, slaves and pulses, chains and earrings in 950 silver.

» The provincial subsidiary of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets will have an institutional stand to promote the best of Matanzas artisan production, with a wide and varied sample of pieces, where «we will offer the production of wood and ceramics with pieces made in the workshop of the 60th street of Varadero «.

These are the excellent options that Matanzas will exhibit at the International Handicraft Fair, from December 6 to 21 in the Cuban capital, with the slogan «Art, Utility and Office».

FIART 2018 has Mexico as the guest of honor. Some 89 foreign exhibitors and artisans from 19 nations such as Argentina, Colombia, Spain, India and Peru will participate in the event.

As published by the Cuban News Agency, on December 20 will be announced the winners of this important event.

The FIART collateral program, concludes the note, will also host theoretical meetings and panels, which on this occasion will address issues such as the declaration of Trinidad as the Artisan City of the World and the Parrandas of the central region of the country, recently integrated into the list of World Heritage Cultural Intangible of Humanity.







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