Santiago de Cuba, Aug 15.- With the First Man and Nature Exhibition Erik L. Ekman next September here, the naif art group Bayate will ratify its commitment to the defense of the natural environment, sources of this artistic and community initiative reported today.
Gabriel Soler, communications coordinator, said the event will pay tribute to the remarkable Swedish naturalist who was part of the presence of citizens of that country settled in areas of the current municipality of Julio A. Mella, including the settlements of Palmarito de Cauto and Bayate.
With this reverence, he said, the artists have gone back to their origins closely linked to the natural landscape and to this primitive and spontaneous tendency to reflect the human being inserted in their environment.
Soler added the Hall will be open at the Naif Bayate Studio-Workshop in the historic center of the city, from September 15 to October 14, with a special dedication to the three decades of the Amazon to the Caribbean expedition, led by Cuban scientist Antonio Nuñez Jimenez Jimenez.
The painters from Santiago participated last July for the fifth consecutive time in the Festival of Popular Art in the city of Santa Fe, in the state of New Mexico, and were again nominated for the International Award for the greatest community impact.
Members of Bayate group are preparing to take part, from September 24th to 30th, in the 2nd International Exhibition of Naif Art in Lima, Peru, where Ibrahim Valera and Yunior Inciarte will present their works, as well as Luis J. Rodriguez Arias, founder of the group, as guest of honor. (Prensa Latina)