FMHOY - Fuerteventura
The handcraft maker María del Carmen Echeverría received the 2018 Island Handcraft Award, during a ceremony that took place last month during the 31st Handcraft Island Fair of Fuerteventura, in Antigua. The president of the Cabildo, Marcial Morales, the mayor of Antigua, Juan José Cazorla, and the president of the Mafasca Foundation, Nereida Brito, presented the award to the handcraft maker, in order to reward the work carried out by Mrs Echeverría in decorating fabrics as well as her efforts in promoting her work techniques.
Mrs Echeverría was very thankful for the award and added ''I have no words to describe what I feel by receiving this award, which gives me more motivation to keep on painting''. On the other hand, Mr Morales showed his satisfaction regarding the development of the 31st edition of the Handcraft Island Fair, ''that has proven that it is quite an important fair for the promotion and renewal of the handcraft sector of the island''. After the award presentation, the concert of Los Gofiones started, a show when the group celebrated its fifty years of concerts.