The 2021 Winter Hall of the Cuban Association of Artisan Artists (ACAA) in Matanzas, inaugurated online, demonstrates the creative force of this movement in the search for high-quality artistic expressions with a distinctive and particular aesthetic touch.
The awards given by the jury exalt the imagination of the authors. The first prize went to José Manuel Díaz Herrera and Manuel Ernesto Díaz Ávila for their Hippocampus metal work; the second to Frank Cobo Blanco, with the digital photography Penumbra I and the third to Liset Molina González, with the paper Fantasy.
By signifying the importance of this contest that symbolizes the work of an atypical year, Antonio Enrique Pérez Marrero, president of the ACAA in the province. he pointed: “This stage reaffirms that creators do not have a border that limits them.
The association adapts to this new way of life with the pandemic and the artists grow. We set up five provincial salons and several personal exhibitions. In many cases we had to resort to computing and launch it to the world on our website El artesano. «
Antonio Enrique Pérez Marrero, president of the ACAA in the province.
Regarding the current ties of artisans with the Cuban Fund for Cultural Assets and their relations with tourism, he expressed: “Most of the 500 members of the ACAA are linked to tourism in Varadero, both in hotels and at fairs and we know how much suspension the pandemic causes in the commercialization of their artistic products. However, there is a general decision not to be defeated and to find new aspects in their artisan conceptions.
“One support is, without a doubt, the Cuban Fund for Cultural Assets, by maintaining restoration or commissioned tasks, which have provided means of exit for their articles. Having a socialist state company, on the right hand of the creator, is a strength for our work. » Characterized by the artistic and professional range of its members, located mainly in the cities of Matanzas, Cárdenas and Varadero, the ACAA is consolidated as an entity committed to the cultural and economic advancement of the province.