Havana, Dec. 7 - The XXII International Craft Fair (FIART 2019) recognized here the work of the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal Spengler, during the opening at the Pabexpo fairgrounds.
The Cuban Fund for Cultural Property (FCBC) granted Leal Spengler this Friday a special recognition, which was received by the Director of Communication of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, Magda Resik, in honor of the contribution of the Cuban intellectual, who has perpetuated the heritage history of the Caribbean nation.
For his contribution to the development of the visual arts, the FCBC distinguished several personalities, among them, the artist of the plastic Manuel López Oliva, the initiator of the community work Nisia Agüero and the founder of the Cuban Association of Artisans and Artists, Dámaso Crespo.
In the opening words of the event, Arturo Valdés, general director of the FCBC, underlined the presence of more than 100 foreign exhibitors, who overcame the obstacles of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the largest of the Antilles by the United States.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, along with Luis Morlote, president of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC); as well as Lesbia Vent Dumois, president of the Association of Plastic Arts of UNEAC and Norma Rodríguez, president of the National Council of Plastic Arts.
For its part, the Cuban designer Mario Freixas presented the Evocation gateway to my Havana, which included pieces from the Alfredo Castellanos goldsmith with innovative designs inspired by the Wonder City.
From December 6 to 21, the contest proposes multiple theoretical meetings around the creative cultural industry in the current Cuban socio-economic context, the intellectual property of brands and designs, tax incentives for creators who export and substitute imports as well as the creation of a informative website that will facilitate the contact of visitors to the Fair. (PL) (Photo: ACN)