If you know me…you know I am always on the web looking for beautiful places for us to gather and celebrate culture… Boston, Massachusetts has an incredible space I recently discovered that is deeply rooted in our need for cultural education. Their website is beautiful and is full of information….
Boston…Asi se hace!!!!
Check out the site @ http://www.villavictoriaarts.org
As I am,
The Urban Jibaro
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a cutting-edge multi-functional community arts center whose mission is to promote, preserve, and celebrate Latino arts and to create dynamic cross cultural collaborations.The center offers performances, exhibits and classes in a variety of art forms, including: Latin jazz, folk dance and music, poetry, theater and the visual arts. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts combines our Jorge Hernandez Hall (converted into a 450-person capacity performance venue from a historic church in 1986) with a new community arts center (historically renovated from the adjacent parish house in 2003) that includes a gallery, dance studio and visual arts studio.
Our goals are to provide high quality and affordable: Arts Education, particularly for at-risk youth in Villa Victoria; Advocacy, Coordination, Support and Incubation for Latino artists and arts organizations; Exhibition, Work, Rehearsal, Performance and Rental Space; and opportunities for Cross-Cultural Collaboration between Latinos and the rest of the city's diverse populations. Celebrating Boston's growing diversity, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is taking shape as a new landmark in the city that will transcend Villa Victoria and the Latino community and become a fixture engraved into the cultural life of Boston as a whole. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).