President of the Delaware Photographic Society, Karl Leck and Jane Strobach for a free evening of stories and photos from their recent humanitarian aid mission to Cuba. Despite the current US embargo on Cuba which restricts travel, members of this tour were permitted access to the country if they purchased and carried 15 pounds of medical supplies each for donation. Once there, they found plenty of time to wander the very safe streets of Havana and Trinidad de Cuba photographing the people and sights. They had many stops on their tour including the Jose Fuster artist compound. Jose Fuster is called the Picasso of Cuba and has transformed his community with his astounding tile work. They went to the Necropolis Cristobal Colon, a cemetery of marble statues and mausoleums; the church of the Virgin of Regla, a black Madonna venerated by Catholics and associated with Yemaya in the Santeria religion; and the Prado, a street with a wide, tree-lined terrazzo promenade down the center that runs to the harbor. Other subjects included forest reserves, sugar cane fields, samba dancers, 1950’s American cars, women selling flowers, kids at play and many more. Here is your opportunity to get a glimpse into Cuba without leaving Vermont.