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Abel Prieto

By Manuel Echevarria Gomez

Cuban Minister of Culture Abel Prieto opened Monday El Paso art gallery in Sancti Spiritus city which was built in an old underground passage previously intended for pedestrian crossing.

Abel Prieto, also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party praised the initiative of the local Hermanos Saiz association of turning a 23-meter long obsolete tunnel into a beautiful gallery and a privileged site for art and culture.

He also referred to the future of the project, which was given birth by young artists Aliosha Diaz and Rafael Gonzalez and considered the art gallery a good option for the people since it is placed far away from the other cultural institutions which are found in the historic center of the city.

The new exhibition facility was inaugurated with 33 paintings made by local artists which give the visitor an idea about nowadays tendencies in this territory of the Cuban island.

The art gallery was inspired by the North American underground culture of the sixties and is intended to facilitate the visitors a quick look of the exhibitions while walking through the tunnel.

The minister was accompanied by Miguel Acebo, first secretary of the Communist Party in the province; Luis Morlotte, president of the Hermanos Saiz Association in the country; Fernando Rojas, president of the Cuban National Board for Culture Houses and other local officials.

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