Cuban Children to Pay Tribute to Antonio Guerrero
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- 03 / 02 / 2009
Referring to the poem´s process of composition, Antonio Said: “… I disguised Cuban pioneer children with the plumage of our birds".
The premiere of this special performance will be on May 30 in the portal of the Museum, and will close the festivities for the 45th anniversary of the founding of this cultural institution, said Balmori.
She added that this presentation will be repeated during the inauguration of the 5th “Rosa Elena Simeon in Memoriam” Image of Nature Festival, scheduled for Havana’s Convention Center from June 8th through to the 12th.
Balmori, who is also the vice-president of the event’s organizing committee, added that 43 new paintings by Tony –as he’s known by most Cuban children- will be an important part of the festival. On this occasion, his drawings depict the national birds of countries in The Americas.
She also announced that the exhibition will be opened to the public beginning September 12, when the author and his companions -Ramon Labanino, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez- will have been 11 years in jail.
Other works by Tony participated in the previous edition of the festival with the exhibition Alas de Libertad (Wings of Freedom), which includes drawings of 21 birds endemic to Cuba and 22 macaws from other countries in The Americas.