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The Greased Pole Around the World

Every year IBA holds a weekend long cultural festival, Festival Betances,  in which people from all over New England come to the South End to enjoy live music, food, arts and crafts, sports tournaments, a parade, among other activities. This year it will be held on the weekend of July …

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Two Women Artists with Unique Perspectives about Life

Two artists are currently showcasing some of their artwork in the “MUJERES: Poetic Revelations of our Lives” exhibit in place until April 22. Both Nora Valdez, from Argentina and Silvia Lopez Chavez, from the Dominican Republic discovered art at a very young age. Valdez studied in an academy of the …

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Honoring Women’s Day, through the History to the Present

IBA is an institution that honors women. We strive every day to put women back into the workplace by giving them support and education, providing programs for single mothers who are looking for a job and offering day care for their children as part of our College and Workforce Development …

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A Few Minutes with Domingo Barreres

IBA’s La Galería in Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is currently showcasing a group of paintings by Spanish-born, Boston artist Domingo Barreres. The paintings are all part of the exhibit, “Two Spaces in One – Bridging the Distance,” which will be on until February 21. Barreres was born in …

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Celebrating the Day of the Kings

In some countries, as in Puerto Rico, the most anticipated day by children at Christmas time comes with the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, also known as “Feast of the Epiphany”. Children don’t typically receive presents from Baby Jesus or Santa during Christmas in these countries, but from the three Kings on the 6th …

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The work of Leonardo March through “Bullicios” in Boston.

Inspired by cultural elements and people who give life to Boston, Puerto Rican artist, Leonardo March, presented at IBA’s La Galeria, “Bullicios“, a photographic exhibition that show us his perspective on gatherings, festivals, protests and collective community actions that shape our city. What can we find at Bullicios? This exhibition is a picture of Boston’s …

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The Arts and its impact on the development of children

At IBA we recognize the important role and the benefits of the arts in the development of people, whether adults or youth, It’s never too early to start or too late to take advantage of them. Art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and …

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Communicating through art. Interview with Silvina Mizrahi

The Arts are an important vehicle to built community and to communicate emotions, experiences and our interpretation for society. For 40 years, IBA has used the arts to do this, among other things. In the fall of 2014, Boston-based Argentinian artist Silvina Mizrahi, showed her work at IBA’s La Galeria. …

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