Subsequent to the exhibition of Ensueños Rioplatenses at the National Museum Zorrilla and the Santos Cultural Palace, the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism and Sports declared the work to be “a National Work of Tourist Interest” and “of great national importance” and sponsored a national tour of the work. Ms. Casas herself was designated a “Young Iconic Artist” of Uruguay.
Notice of official resolution from the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism and Sports declaring Ms. Casas’ work to be a “National Work” along with a copy of the letter from Professor Rodriguez Alejandro Gimenez, Cultural Advisor to the Ministry of Tourist and Sports, confirming the designation in which he explains:
Works that are of particular importance as tourist attractions and of great national importance are selected for their expressions of cultural values and popular tradition, with particular emphasis placed on ethnic characteristics. You have been officially selected by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay as a young iconic artist, and one who has taken photographs of master Uruguayan sculptures...and transformed them into a historical journey of Uruguay, paying homage to our founding fathers...National Works of Tourist Interest are intended to highlight the heritage of Uruguay, attracting the attention of visitors to these resources of special tourist importance and demonstrating the values of our land...The Ministry of Education and Culture, the parent of the Ministry of Tourism, recognizes National Works of Tourist Interest as an activity or event that has artistic, cultural, educational innovation, scientific, technological importance, and for human rights.