Sculptures in the Sand of Havana

Regina Cano

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.


Regina Cano

Regina Cano: I have lived my entire life in Havana, Cuba – the island from which I’ve still never left, and which I love. I was born on September 9, and my parents chose my name out of superstition, but my mother raised me outside the religion professed by her family. I studied accounting and finance at the University of Havana, a profession that I’m not engaged in for the time being, and that I substituted for doing crafts, some ceramics, and studying a little English and about painting. Ah! – concerning my picture: I identify with Rastafarian principles, but I am not one of them. I wear this cap from time to time, but I assure you I just didn't have a better picture.

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