The “Mariposas of Cuba” exhibit, which features paintings of 25 species of endemic butterflies in Cuba, is coming to the Mission District.

Antonio Guerrero paints his watercolors from prison, using pictures taken by Liborio Nodal, a renowned photographer of the Cuban revolution.

“I hope all this work will be displayed to help our National Museum in its important mission of letting our people know and be aware of our natural history,” said Guerrero.

Guerrero is one of five Cuban intelligence officers sent by Castro’s government to infiltrate Cuban exiles living in the Miami area suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against Cuba, such as the bombing of Cubana Flight 433 in 1976.

The Cuban Five claim they were spying on Cubans in exile, while the U.S. government insists they intended to commit espionage in violation of U.S. interests. In 1998 the five were given harsh maximum sentences. The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, organizers of the exhibit, works to raise awareness on their case.

The exhibit opens 7 p.m. March 29, at Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St. San Francisco. A $10 – $20 donation is recommended upon entry.