The renowned painter Cosme Proenza was recognized with the Casa de Iberoamérica Distinction on Tuesday, as part of the activities of the 37th Holguín Culture Week and in the year of the celebration of the 25th Festival of Ibero-American Culture that sponsors this institution.
At the ceremony, the historian José Novoa Betancourt, former president of Casa de Iberoamérica, highlighted the artist's links with the institution since its creation and recalled the presence of one of his paintings in the building.
"All the cultural institutions of the province are debtors of Cosme’s work," said Eduardo Ávila Rumayor, current president of the center.
Cosme Proenza thanked the institution for welcoming him and added that "staying in our city of Holguín involves many sacrifices, but has its kind expressions because they are producing results."
Prior to the recognition, the Holguín artist presented the research "The portrait in the painting of Cosme Proenza in the 70s", where its author, the teacher Anette Rodríguez, analyzed the formative and promotion period of Cosme, when his technical possibilities and his creative and investigative spirit were already visible.
The Casa de Iberoamérica Distinction was established in 2005 to recognize personalities and institutions for the trajectory of their work in the rescue and conservation of cultural traditions in the region. It has been granted, among others, to the Historian of the City of Havana, Eusebio Leal; the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the Guarch family.