The Venezuelan Handicraft Fair begins this Thursday, December 16 in the spaces of the Museum of Fine Arts with a varied program in tribute to the creators of the country.
The day begins with a tribute that the creators pay to San Juan Bautista, to celebrate its declaration as Intangible Heritage of Humanity, as well as a workshop to make Caballitos de San Juan.
Starting at 4pm, the inaugural tour will be held with the authorities of the Ministry for Culture; and then the forum Artesanía Memoria y Alma del Pueblo will be held by Carmen Hernández, Jesús Mujica Rojas, Aracelis García, Carlos Uztaris, Karen Millán.
The president of the Red de Arte Foundation, Aracelis García indicated that the fair, which will be held from December 16 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., has more than 50 free activities for the enjoyment of attendees, complying with the biosafety measures, according to the agency's press release.
"The artisans show the country the great potential they have by responding to the call of President Nicolás Maduro to join the entrepreneurial process to boost the productivity of all sectors of the economy of this new time," he added.
He highlighted that, in addition, in the fair space, artisans from a good part of the territory will meet, including the Aura Moreno wristband, the glass-fusing master Rafael Majano, the ceramicist Taigreth Castro, the winners of the Unesco artisanal excellence seal of the year 2014 Edgar Ramírez Roa, Gisela Yaneth Ipuana and Alexander Paredes, among many more.
Those attending the space will be able to find a set of high quality goods such as footwear, furniture, textiles, toys, utility objects, among many other pieces.
Programming. On Friday 17th, attendees will be able to participate in the workshop for making tendrils (wire rope technique), the traditional christening of Rag Dolls, the forum on copyright and trademark rights, as well as the discussion on "The cultural economy and artisan design ”.
Meanwhile, on Saturday 18 will be held the workshops of carving the Christmas nativity scene, making Wuayú backpacks, how to make ocarinas and the techniques of the Venezuelan pottery by the artisans of the Portuguese state.
Finally, on Sunday 19 there will be forums, workshops, talks and concerts. Among them, Elaboration of Patriotic Rag Dolls, The treat: From a material economy to a creative and maroon productivity, The artisan community and the cultural battle, permanent struggle for national sovereignty, Artisan Ceramic Technology, Creation of Nativity scenes, Dolls Rag, Paper Folding, Rag Doll Baptism and the closing concert by Martha Doudier.