About Us

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Promoting Latino art and culture

Casa Azul is an organization created by Latino professionals and artists, designed to promote Latin American art and culture in the area. Our board has individuals from several Latin American countries who work closely and are very connected to the Latino community, many of whom have extended experience working with non-profit organizations.

History

Casa Azul of Greensboro began in 2010 thanks to community leader Kathy Hinshaw and Mexican artist Mariana Rodríguez-Pardy who worked with Hispanic artists, professionals, and arts enthusiasts in Greensboro to develop the organization and its mission. The name Casa Azul was inspired by the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City, where they welcomed artists and intellectuals from all over the world, providing a space for the exchange of ideas and cultural expression.

Mission

To provide the environment and resources for creative expression of Latino culture in our local community through projects and partnerships. / Ofrecer a través de proyectos y asociaciones el ambiente y los recursos para la expresión creativa de la comunidad latina en nuestra comunidad.

Recognitions

In its short existence CA brand has become well-known in Greensboro and the Triad area. CA is recognized in the community and receives very positive reviews from the media and program participants alike.

  • 2014 Casa Azul received the “Latino Diamante Award” in the Art and Culture category to recognize CA significant contributions to the Latino community in North Carolina. Awarded by Diamante, INC.
  • 2015 Triad City Beat chose “Noche Caribeña” as the number 1 cultural event covered by the Triad City Beat in 2014.
  • 2015 “Arts Awareness Contest” organized by WFDD. Casa Azul won 2nd place among 44 arts related organizations from around the world and received free advertisement for the complete year. The contest was based on the audience voting for their favorite art organization

Board of Directors

Maria Harkins | Puerto Rico
Claudia Femenias | Chile
Kathy Hinshaw | Peru
Addy Jeffrey | Cuba
Mariana Rodríguez-Pardy | México
Teri Wellendorf | México

Hernando Ramirez | Colombia
Patricia Suñol | Costa Rica
Ángel Fuentes | México
Carolina González-Sánchez | Colombia
Steve Sumerford | USA | Advisory Member