First National Festival of Art Instructors starts in Havana
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- Arts and Culture
- Paint and Sculpture
- 10 / 18 / 2007
Little by little, members of the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors have earned credibility with their work and will continue to do so. Results are currently a reality and their greatest achievement is the smile of a grateful parent and passing on something valuable to students, said yesterday Carmen Rosa Báez, a Council of State official, in the inauguration of the First National Festival of the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors.
Báez told the press that the scope of this army of young teachers is still to be seen. She recalled how on October 20, 2004, Cuban President Fidel told the first graduating class that there was no contradiction between their work as artists and teachers, because they could develop their artistic work hand in hand with their teaching duties.
Luis Morlote, president of the Hermanos Saíz Association, said that the José Martí Brigade is "an essential part of the cultural life of the Cuban people," that along with the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists and the Hermanos Saíz Association is responsible for the construction of a better Cuban society.
Present at the inauguration of the First National Festival of the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors were Carlos Valenciaga, member of the Council of State; Rolando Yero, member of the Young Communist Leagues National Bureau; Lisset Ametller, president of the Art Instructors Brigade; and Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana City historian.
The beginning of the Festival included the inauguration of a painting exhibition in the Simon Bolivar House Museum.
Concluding on October 19, the First National Festival of the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors is devoted to the 40th anniversary of Che Guevaras death in combat and the Day of the Cuban Culture.
Source: By Aracelys Bedevia, Juventud Rebelde