Women in Arts fair held in San Ignacio Town Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

A “Women in Arts Fair” was held at the Cayo Welcome Center on Saturday of this past weekend as part of Women’s Month. Organized by the San Ignacio and Santa Elena House of Culture in collaboration with the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Board, the fair was an opportunity for female artists to showcase their fine skills in pottery, jewelry, paintings and culinary products.

There was much to be learnt about pottery, especially at the hands of Ruby Dirks and Byron Evans from Dragonfly Studios. The couple from Blackman Eddy Village told us that their electric kiln transforms clay into beautiful pieces under extremely high temperatures.

Coming out to entertain the crowds was the Santa Elena Town based Indigenous Maya Marimba Band and the Cayo Flute group. Ms. Natalie Williams was also present to read some moving poetry.

“It is promoting our culture and historical heritage,” says Lupita Ferguson, one of the main organizers from San Ignacio and Santa Elena House of Culture.

The San Ignacio based House of Culture has a series of activities planned for the Community. On April 5, the National Institute of Culture and History NICH teams with the Winsom foundation for a ‘Paint up a Storm’ activity at the Cayo Welcome Center. A full moon concert is also being planned for Cayo residents by NICH for May of this year.