Cuban Downs patients art exhibition in Spain
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- Arts and Culture
- Paint and Sculpture
- Health and Medicine
- 02 / 02 / 2007
The head of the project is painter and engraver Jesus Carrete from the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Carrete, who has a son with Down's syndrome, undertook this initiative five years ago aimed at instilling art into children with this disease.
Carrete states that inculcating a taste for arts is useful for the children in the development of their manual abilities.
The results have been outstanding. "They focus their attention when they are working; they love the job which also raises their self-esteem," said the Cuban artist.
The humanitarian project is been sponsored by local organizations including professionals from the field of psychology, pedagogy and culture.