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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Local Artisans Donate Clay Murals to Camagüey City
Camagüey, May 10.- The Cuban colonial architecture typified in the former Spanish village of Puerto Principe as a subject is predominant in 17 murals of artistic clay that artisans in Camagüy donated here to be placed in public areas of this eastern city.
Members of the Cuban Artisans and Artists Association (ACAA) molded the pieces that are now showcased on one of the sidewalks surrounding the Workers’ Square (Plaza de los Trabajadores), which is located in a segment of the city recently proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The exhibition is part of a collateral schedule of the 4th Clay and Fire Fair where 70 artisans and artists create their work before the eyes of the passer byes.
In the subject depicting the old urban environment the award went to Pedro Valdivia, with a series of buildings made on high relief and resembling “tinajones” (large earthenware pots) which is symbol of this 495-year-old city.
Other two contenders that received ovations were Frank Ramírez and Annia Pérez who narrated in their murals the history of Cuba since the arrival of the Europeans to nowdays.
Dedicated to the International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2009, the event which will last till May 12, also includes a cycle of lectures.
Camaguey is one of the territories of Cuba which most use the clay for utilitarian and artistic purposes since pre-Columbian times. (AIN/Radio Cadena Agramonte).