September & October events

National Hispanic Heritage Month Reception
Monday, September 15; 4-6 p.m.
Come help us celebrate the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The reception will be free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Office of International Services, Latino Studies, La Casa, El Centro Comunal Latino, and City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Program. CUBAmistad will be given recognition.

September 20.  CUBAmistad will have a table at the Fiesta del Otoño. Showers Plaza. 9am

October 5.  Screening of Reembarque by Gloria Rolando.   6:30 pm     IU Cinema.

October 6. Meet and greet filmmaker Gloria Rolando at La Casa, 715 E.7th St. IU. TBA

October 6.Screening of 1912: Voces para el Silencio.7:00 pm. IU Cinema. Both films are free but ticketed. Gloria will be present.

October 14.  Artist MADELIN Pèrez Noa will speak about her art at IU La Casa, 715 E. 7th St. 7:00pm

October 18.  SISTER CITIES DAY FIESTA. 9-NOON. Showers Plaza. Celebrate with us and Posoltega sister city through music, art and dance.

October 19. Banner painting with Madelin at Boxcar Books on408 E. 6th S. Jefferson St. Parade Band will be on hand with their special brand of music to ” lively us up!” Approx 6pm

Stay tuned/check back as events will be added.  Also visit us at to help us in funding these events.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

September’s meeting is on the 9th in the  Dunlap Rm. 2nd floor City Hall.






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Mural Project

Visit our on-line fundraiser or if
you prefer to mail a check directly send to CUBAmistad, PO box 2201, Bloomington IN, 47402

We finally have the opportunity to bring Villa Claran artist Madelin Pérez Noa to Bloomington this October. She and fellow artist Octavio Carvajal will guide us through the creation and painting of a mural that will brighten the city’s imagery and prompt a collective smile. To cover related expenses we designed the fundraiser you can visit via the link above.




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Cubamistad submission to City’s Civil Sts Prog accepted.

Cubamistad’s submission for a design to brighten and beautify downtown Bloomington was one of two accepted as part of the Bloomington Civil Streets Program.  Painting will take place during the second week of October when we are joined by the designer of the artwork Madelin Perez Noa.

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Kay Westhues–Artist Talk

Friday July 11, Fire Arts, South Bend, IN

Friday July 11, Fire Arts, South Bend, IN

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Fusterland, Jamanitas, Cuba

Fusterland, Jamanitas, Cuba

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Remedios y Caibairen

Accompanied by her  husband/official representative.


Madeline Pérez Noa in her studio

Hotel Mascotte lobby, Remedios
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Glimpses of 2014 Cuba trip

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ICAIC lobby (top)
Instituto Cubano del Artes y Industrias Cinemagraficos

John Lennon Park, Vedado.
Formerly Parque Menocal (center)

ICAP Santa Clara, Villa Clara. Mural by Madelin Pérez Noa. Assisted by Destino Cuba.


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