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Francisco Fernández Ruiz wins the poster contest contest for the 2019 Festivities (02/08/2019)

The poster is a tribute to the figure of "La Manola", for its traditional connection with the Patron Saint Festivities of Cehegín and especially with the Patron Saint of our town, the Blessed Virgin of Wonders.

The City Council, through its Department of Celebrations, by Juan Martínez, has announced the winner of the contest that was launched to choose the cartel that will announce the 2019 Cehegín Patron Festivities. This is the ceheginero Francisco Fernández Ruiz.

The winner takes a prize of 400 euros.

The author has explained that his work, "is a tribute to the figure of" La Manola ", for its traditional connection with the Patron Saint Festivities of Cehegín and especially with the Patron Saint of our people, the Blessed Virgin of Wonders. With it it symbolizes devotion, worship and admiration for our Patron. "

We remind that the manolas with the cehegineros, Court of Honor, Authorities and visitors from other towns and municipalities, accompany the Patroness in procession during the two most important nights of the holiday on her night walk through the streets of Cehegín, in order of moving her to the church of Santa María Magdalena, where she lives from the night of September 10 until the evening of September 14, which returns to her dressing room in the Convent of San Esteban, accompanied again in this procession by the figure of "La Manola" and the town of Cehegín, thus forming a bond of union and complicity.

The author has also explained that "the image that illustrates the poster of the Patron Festivities of Cehegín 2019, is originally made in oil painting following the traditional technical procedures in the development of this pictorial technique. The work is essentially composed of the geometric shape of the pyramid, in the case of an element that has been widely used throughout Art History for its symbolic load related to Divinity, among other meanings.In the image that illustrates the poster this compositional model is recovered with the in order to grant the work stability and solemnity worthy of receiving the majestic majesty of the Stma. Virgin of Wonders intrinsic to it. "

The author is a graduate in Fine Arts, and, among other things, he has won the 1st Prize in the II National Painting Contest "City of Hellin", and his work has been selected within the "Exhibition Space Plan of the Region of 2019 In addition, he has a Master's Degree in Artistic Production and Management, a Master's Degree in Teacher Training and a PhD in Fine Arts.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín

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