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CEO, Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Interviewed by Banker & Tradesman

Our CEO, Vanessa Calderon-Rosado was recently profiled in Banker and Tradesman, “the financial and real estate services weekly for Massachusetts.” She spoke about our affordable housing plans and shared some of the obstacles we are facing as well as the current state of gentrification in Boston’s South End. You can …

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CulturePeople

Wilfred Labiosa: Painting Abstracts, Landscapes, and the Old San Juan

Wilfred Labiosa (1937-2015) captivated his audience with his modern abstract representations and his famous renditions of Old San Juan scenery. His art has made its way around the world with exhibits in Japan, Australia, New York and his very own gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He passed away unexpectedly …

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CulturePeople

IBA Hosts a Night of Big Band Cumbia

This past Saturday October 24, we had the pleasure of hosting Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a New York favorite, for their CD release show, to a sold out audience right here at our Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. The band, made up of 16 musicians and led by Gregorio …

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CulturePeople

Gregorio Uribe Big Band and his Cumbia Universal

Cumbia Universal! Gregorio Uribe Big Band Boston CD release celebration that will make everyone dance at the rhythm of cumbia, jazz and funk music. Colombian Big Band leader, Gregorio Uribe, is one of the most promising artists in New York City’s Latin music scene, and was named one of the …

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CulturePeople

Arts and Music Come Together at Villa Victoria

This past Friday, October 2nd, we had the honor of hosting two of Puerto Rico’s most promising artists at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. It was a memorable night, as attendees got to experience arts and culture in two very different forms. First we hosted the art exhibition, “A …

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CulturePeople

Edgardo Larregui: Art and Culture with a Purpose

Artist, Edgardo Larregui, originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, aims to capture themes from his country’s experiences with his pieces. He studied his craft in the Escuela de Artes Plástica de Puerto Rico, where many other renowned artists have graduated, including Silia Sánchez whose artwork has also been exhibited at our gallery. Currently, Larregui’s …

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CulturePeople

MIMA Recital: The Essence of Puerto Rican Music with an Instrumental Twist

Yarimir Cabán, better known as MIMA within the Puerto Rican music scene, is setting the tone where the country’s vanguard music style is concerned. Her pieces, more than songs are poetic expressions with influences from folklore and her typical homemade style. Always exploring new sounds, MIMA is working on her …

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AdvocacyEducationPeople

Celebrating a Milestone: Inauguration of Renewed Community Spaces

At IBA we strive to provide our community with the opportunities they deserve. We believe that a clean and comfortable environment plays a key role in their quality of life, so it was very exciting to announce that after one year of renovations our community spaces were inaugurated on July …

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CulturePeople

“Así es Puerto Rico” with Luis Germán Cajiga

The great Puerto Rican artist, Luis Germán Cajiga, honored us by exhibiting his paintings in our gallery and shared with our community part of his history, the beginnings of his art, and some of the wisdom he has gained during the past 80 years. His pieces are widely recognized across …

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AdvocacyPeople

Volunteer in Boston this Summer

During the summer months many of us have more free time, but not a lot of things to do. This time of year is a great opportunity to become more active and lend a helping hand to your community. For this reason we decided to come up with a list …

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