HAVANA TIMES — The tenth edition of Sculptures in the Sand took place on July 27th, in an effort to recover the Fiestas by the Sea that took place in the early years of the revolution during the last week of July.
Alejandro Pujol Luna, the head of the Fayad Jamis Art Gallery in Alamar, Havana, told HT that the activity is well received by the population and artists.
Nonetheless, transportation problems and a lack of institutional promotion appear to have taken their toll resulting in far less than the 22 artists that participated in 2012.
Another inconvenience this time around was that a special area had not been cordoned off and the artists had to ask some of the many families hanging out at the beach to move so they could accommodate their works of art in small spaces.
The organizers made an effort to keep with the program and carried out an activity for children with the “Hombrecito Verde” (Little green man) theater group and the “Carnavaleando” group with their human size dolls. This gave the artists time to concentrate on their sculptures, some of which I share with you here.