Cuban Colonial City Celebrates 503 Years of Visual Arts

Cuban Colonial City Celebrates 503 Years of Visual Arts
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2 June 2017
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Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The 20th Hall of the City is exhibiting today the work of about 20 artists from Sancti Spiritus on the former Villa del Espiritu Santo, which is celebrating its 503rd anniversary on June 4th.

For two decades, this event has invited local artists to reflect Sancti Spiritus with several techniques and materials, always coinciding with the anniversary celebrations of the city, founded on June 4th, 1514 by Diego Velazquez.

The jury of the 20th Hall reviewed nearly 39 works in competition, where 'Senda al Espiritu', a photograph by Samuel Reina, was the winner, and the works by Nelson Wenselao and Aurelia Beltran received a mention.

The winner of the contest told Prensa Latina that his work faces the challenge of suggesting the Greater Parish Church, one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, taking advantage of the night.

This is a night landscape of Sancti Spiritus framed in the space of that 17th-century building and its surrounding areas creating a kind of visual line with the light that leads to the silhouette of the bell tower, he said.

The jury recognized the winning work during the opening ceremony of the event, held yesterday at the headquarters of the Office of Monuments of the fourth Cuban village.

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