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Cuban artist exhibits work


In an effort to strengthen the friendship between Cuba and St Vincent and the Grenadines, a cultural exchange featuring well known Cuban primitive artist Mario Pelegrin took place here last week in the form of an Exhibition.{{more}}

The Exhibition began at Grenadine House on Saturday, July 5, and moved to the National Trust building last Wednesday, where it ended on Friday 11th. On display were items made from plastic, paper and flour, and cameras made from metal cans.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the National Trust building on Thursday, 10th July, Minister of Culture Rene Baptiste said that Exhibition forms part of the building of friendship between the two countries. She said that she is impressed with how Pelegrin uses recycled items to make beautiful art pieces. She said she is looking forward to more exchanges in the future and is hoping that three students would make the trip to Cuba this year.

Also addressing the small gathering was First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Alena Aldama, who thanked Minister Baptiste for hosting Pelegrin and said she believes that the exhibition would show both countries’ friendship and national culture.

Pelegrin made a presentation of his work to Minister Baptiste and Eloise Gonsalves, wife of the Prime Minister. (VM)