On the occasion of the forthcoming “La Molina Magazine,” I’ve been asked for a quick review. I attended its opening and I’ve seen its evolution over its brief but rewarding time. I’m a former businessman of Triana and Ex-Chairman of the Free Trade Area, so, modesty aside, I think I’m authorized.
I must say to La Molina’s Managing Director and Owner that he’s a brave man, because it requires true courage to start a business of this nature, with a global crisis and such difficult times for small and medium enterprises.
It’s risky to open a new business of our own products in Triana, not being a franchise or a multinational brand. Of course, I give my utmost respect and admiration for David.
Besides defending Canary Islands craftwork at any cost, via exhibitions and dissemination, he organizes many events showcasing handicrafts, whether culinary, fabrics, winemakers, etc.
He opened a space for art exhibitions, especially painting and sculpture. I also had the honor of attending these exhibitions’ opening ceremonies and I want to say he’s a true voice of Canary Islands culture.
I’m proud to disseminate culture in my library and therefore I can’t fail to recognize that David has helped to popularize art. He takes art back to the street, because unfortunately art seems an exclusive thing for the economically powerful people.
It’s believed investing in art is a privilege of the rich. But, in fact, investment isn’t necessary to enjoy and understand art. The most obvious evidence is the existence of museums. La Molina is a free museum; small-sized, but of an enviable, exemplary quality.
Not surprising to those who know him, a new interest occupies David’s spirit and enthusiasm. Being a La Palma’s man through and through, he has succeeded in integrating himself into Gran Canaria with his store in Calle Mayor de Triana. There, he’s an example of entrepreneur, owner of an exemplary shop.
His latest project is the creation of La Molina Magazine, for which I write these lines.
I wish him every success in life, because David deserves it. He’s such a tireless worker and entrepreneur, full of ideas and good taste.
Besides his personal effort, his conviction and consistency make him achieve all his goals. Congratulations!
I take the opportunity to say to him he’s an honor for Triana. I also wish a Merry Christmas, to him, his family and all his employees, which are his true collaborators.