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City officials held a reception and Christmas institutional sculptor, Jose Luis May Lebrija (05/01/2009)

The councilman of Culture, Ana Belén García, and Councillor for Citizen Participation, Juan Carrion Tudela, held a reception and Christmas institutional sculptor, Jose Luis May Lebrija, national and international renown, who was in town visiting different cribs local authors these days out in Totana.

The ceremony was held in the Plenary Hall of the Consistory totanero, was also attended by President of the Association of Friends of Bethlehem in the sale of the Pines, Francisco Javier Carrillo Periago, representatives of associations of Campello belenistas , Benidorm and Madrid, and President of the Illustrious Cabildo Processions Higher Totana.

Carrion Tudela expressed appreciation on behalf of the entire Corporation, for having the presence of José Luis Mayo, and that "magnifies the Bethlehem of Totana.

For his part, Councillor for Culture was extended recognition to the path of Lebrija, whom he described as "a sculptor because it makes thinking about the Nativity sculptures."

Lebrija thanked the hosting institution and noted that "my mission is to bring the message of the nativity through my figures as closely as possible", admitting that he was very happy doing their jobs.

Finally, the mayor proceeded to the delivery of library material and cultural history of the municipality and souvenirs commemorating the town.

Lebrija, internationally renowned sculptor, has numerous works scattered all over the world, but include the nativity scene made with exclusive figures to stick to the city of Madrid, also made a crib for Paris, 1,200 sculptures for Europe's largest nativity scene , the Bancaja, two sets of figures for Alicante Nativity Scene Makers Association.

Finally, among other things, include one of the major awards won at the International Congress of Bethlehem as the prize Foe Prae, the Universal Federation of Bethlehem.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Fotos: Totana.com

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