Weaving a dream through art (+ Photos)

The Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz House museum, in the historic center of Camagüey, a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, also hosts the exhibition in the context of the actions for the 179th anniversary of the birth of El Mayor, which is remembered on December 23.

Text and photos: Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

Camagüey, Cuba, Dec 23.- Weaving a dream through art is the proposal to close 2020 by the artisan from Camagüey Evelin Méndez Hernández, an exhibition in which the artistic and utilitarian converge, like strands of threads that intertwine an illusion.

The Museo Casa Natal de Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, in the historic center of the city of Camagüey, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, hosts the exhibition in the context, in addition to the actions for the 179th anniversary of the birth of El Mayor, which is remembered this December 23th.

With skills in crocheting and two laces or more, Méndez Hernández makes available to viewers a collection of her jewelry and metalwork, as well as macramé and patchwork, works in which the utilitarian and artistic converge harmoniously.

Evelin Méndez Hernández, who showed her art at the Second Havana Biennial in 2019, and participated as a lecturer in the workshop El traje y el Patrimonio Camagüey, makes more than a dozen or set of works available to visitors and locals, in the one that could not miss the fan, a garment widely used by the women of the former town of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe and today.

The lawyer Lisbel Soler Jiménez highlighted in the words to the catalog that the actions of the creator’s grandmother and mother “decorating every part of her environment, that artistic attitude was penetrating her without even realizing it. She decides to leave anonymity, begins to see in the teachings she had since childhood the opportunity to create art and in the result of her stiffness, an artistic work ”. (Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)



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