Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pink Elephant Flag Painting Accepted in Niki Lopez and Alana DaCosta's #ElephantArtShow


The Pink Elephant Flag Painting by Rolando Chang Barrero is a part of a lager installation piece that has be choosen to be displayed at the #ElephantArtShow on July 18, 2015 from 7-11pm.

The yearly production by organizers Niki Lopez and Alana DaCosta will once again be the highlight of Fort Lauderdale's Art Scene.

" I am excited and honored to have been selected," says Rolando Chang Barrero

 "La Vie En Rose” is an installation by Rolando Chang Barrero which brings to light the the “pink” elephant.
The “pInk' elephant in this case being the alternative “safe” environments where we choose to believe is answer to the violence and trauma to our LGBTQ youth.

I question these types of “solutions”, and found them to perpetuate “victim-ness” rather then empowering. Essentialy removing the GLBTQ youth from a customary path to adulthood.  

My question is are we “closeting” them for their safety, or are we incapable of creating the change necessary for all our youth to travel into adulthood without fear of violence because of their gender or sexuality.  Are we teaching our bold, powerful, beautiful children  to hide behind walls while preaching shamelessness? 

Are we asking them to wear rose tinted glasses...


Exhibition Details:

The Elephant Show opens with a reception on July 18, 2015 | 7-11pm at

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Contact: NikiLopez@gmail.com or,
Call 305-975-6262 for mor information










Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Art Call: #LoveWins Art Exhibit and Celebration


ART CALL!

Celebrate the historic landmark #SCOTUS decision:
The long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

#LoveWins Exhibition 
and 
Celebration

at

ActivistArtistA Gallery 

Boynton Beach Art District
422 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
activistartista@gmail.com 

Deadline July 15, 2015

Exhibition and Celebration of #LoveWins
on
July 23, 2015 from 6-10 PM

We have suspended our scheduled program at the gallery to celebrate!

We are encouraging all artists in all media to participate!

Work must include:
#LoveWins

Visual Artists 2D, 3D, Kinetic (4D)
Up to 3 works of art will be considered.
Send High Resolution Images ( 300 Dpi )
Email to ActivistArtistA@gmail.com
or, use 
DropBox and send to RolandoBarrero@mac.com

Performance Art, Sound, Installation, 
Spoken Word, and Dance

Contact ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

Fee: $20
Use: PayPal.com
Payable to RolandoBarrero@Mac.com 
Please write #LoveWins on in notes area!















UTA Brauser: Cercone's New York's top 10 artists!



is represented by 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

711 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
RCBfineart@gmail.com

Gallery is open to the public Wed-Sat 11-6pm
or, by appointment 786-521-1199






Uta Brauser is at the top of the the list and at the top of her game. The German born artist, represented by Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery  has been making special guest appearances in Lake Worth since RCB Fine Art opened last November appears at the top of the list in the current Revolt Magazine in article by curator Katie Cercone.
Others that made the list are Mojo Disco, Coco Dolle, Diane Dwyer, Julia Sinelnikova, Kikuko Tanaka, Gudmundur Thoroddsen, Untitled Queen, Natalia Yovane, and Smurfo Udirty.


REVOLT Magazine

Top 10 NY Artists Now

by Curator, Katie Cercone

Uta Brauser, Born 1963 in Munich, Germany

Uta was born with the “curse and blessing” of being a divine channel of the creative forces. She works multidisciplinarily, including in sculpture, drawing, fashion and action art. She says that her work is about “Our obsession with us, the human, and our social and political interactions.” Currently living and working in New York City and Brooklyn, she claims that being a creator and remaining an objective viewer is one of her biggest challenges. She is currently working on drawing new forms dimensionally, resuming her sculptural work after a ten year break, community interactions through art and creativity, and wearable art fashion projects.
Eventually, she is planning to put out two film projects.

Read more here: Revolt


Friday, June 26, 2015

Congratulations America! #LoveWins









Thursday, June 25, 2015

South Florida Gay News: Area is again thriving! By Donald Cavanaugh

South Florida Gay News: 
Boynton Arts District Recovers From Storm of the Century
By Donald Cavanaugh



SFGN: Local Name, Global Following!
Read Story Online Here:
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TONIGHT | 6-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk
404-422 W. Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida

Open Studios + Live Music + Exhibitions + Vendors
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Week! Gold Coast Comes Alive with art and music!



Gold Coast Events Not Miss!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 6-10 PM

The Boynton Beach Art District
ART WALK and OPEN MIC NIGHT

Open Studios, Live Music, and Vendors



Boynton BeachThe award winning art walk in the City of Boynton Beach, "Where Art Comes Alive," celebrates local art and music every fourth thursday of the month.  

The June art will feature the ActivistArtistA Gallery's "3 Men" exhibition featuring recent work by Rolando Chang Barrero, Michael Kupillas, and Sami Makela. 


Get your Hula on with a special dance presentation by Hawaii's Lailani.

Enjoy an evening of live music presented by MC and host,  Joseph Liberali.
Live performances by Big Salty Love, Addison Palmore, Manuel de la Cruz, Paul Varian, Oliver Hanfmann, Joshua Myer, and others come out and grace us with their musical abilities as well.





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Friday, June 26-27, 2015 

Mango & Music Fest

Stay hydrated at the upcoming 
Northwood Mango a Music Fest with
FREE refillable water bottle courtesy of  the mayor, Jeri Muoio.

MangoMusicFest.com


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Saturday, June 27, 2015 

MASS DISTRICT ART WALK

Fort Lauderdale-The newest and freshest art scene to hit Fort Lauderdale!
Featuring exhibitions, live music, fire dancers and more!


Don't miss...

"Patriotism Revisited" 
Recent Works by Rolando Chang Barrero
The Great Project Art Gallery
820 NE 4th Avenue       6-10 pm.

















Monday, June 22, 2015

In Today's SunSentinel: ActivistArtistA's '3 Men' Exhibition Makes News






Chang-Barrero, Kupillas, and Makela
at
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6-10 pm

Get your inviation here: Register

By Jan Engoren

Boynton Beach Arts District founder Rolando Chang Barrero said, jokingly, that he "finally wanted to do a minority exhibition - an exhibition of works by men in 



"I'm inspired by the water and our beautiful beaches," said Kupillas, who is originally from New York. "It's in my job description: go to the beach and come home and paint it."


Barrero, a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute who owns the ActivistArtistA Gallery and Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, founded the nascent arts district four years ago.


A versatile artist, creating street graffiti murals as well as Old Master-inspired canal scenes from 17th century Venice, Makela stumbled upon what might be his signature works – cityscape collages with a modern twist.






Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Murals Murals Everywhere Murals! In the new Issue of New Times, The Atlantic Current, On the Art in Public Places Page and ....


ART WALK TODAY from 6-10 PM
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(west of I95 at the Boynton Beach Blvd. exit)






ART BENEFITING LIFE Before Rolando Chang Barrero and a clutch of other artists moved into the industrial area that now occupies the Boynton Beach Art District, it was a nondescript row of warehouses not unlike any of the others that dot the landscape along I-95. Fast-forward almost five years and instead of the gritty storage spaces being occupied with random car parts and stuff we no longer need, a burgeoning arts scene flourishes inside of their interiors, helped greatly by the monthly BBAD’s Art Walk. It is the definition of art making a difference. This month, “Art Making a Difference” is the central theme and title of the walk that takes place in the 400 block of West Industrial Avenue in Boynton Beach. The free walk — once deemed Best Art Walk by the staff at New Times — includes open studios, open-mic performances, live art, food and drink, vendors, and much more. “The concentration from everybody is to build community throughout and to build community between artist and layperson,” Barrero says. “We have no anchors here. No bars or businesses to attract people, so it’s strictly arts and community that keeps us going.” And the community has pulled together, donating lighting and greenery to spruce up the area. Commissioned murals on display include Chan Shepherd’s latest graffiti-inspired piece on Jesus Christ. The night runs from 6 to 10 p.m. The art walk is now operating on a summer schedule of every fourth Thursday of the month, so if you miss tonight, you’ll have to wait another 30 days for your creative fix. Visit activistartista.blogspot.com TERRA SULLIVAN



This Month's Issue of The Atlantic Current Magazine Features Boynton Beach Art District and Murals!


Thank You!
The Atlantic Current Magazine and Staff

Special Thanks To:
Dustin Wright, Publisher and Editor, and Cash W. Lambert, Senior Writer,
for visiting, taking all these wonderful photos, and of course
the amazing story.

The Atlantic Current Magazine
website




Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.waUIMoa9.dpuf












Friday, May 22, 2015

Get Free Tickets to Preview of "Love & Mercy" at Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk This Thursday


Join us Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 6-10 P

Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

ART WALK and OPEN MIC
Every 4th Thursday of the Month



Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


and

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The only outdoor art exhibition open 24 hours a day!
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.ik0PLVWF.dpuf

Other Related Stories and Features....
Can Be Seen in the following websites and publications...






- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.ik0PLVWF.dpuf







Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Atlantic Current Magazine Features Boynton Beach Art District and Murals!


Thank You!
The Atlantic Current Magazine and Staff

Special Thanks To:
Dustin Wright, Publisher and Editor, and Cash W. Lambert, Senior Writer,
for visiting, taking all these wonderful photos, and of course
the amazing story.

The Atlantic Current Magazine
website




Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


and

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The only outdoor art exhibition open 24 hours a day!
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199






The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walks
Every 4th Thursday of the Month!
"Where Art Comes Alive!"
May 28 - June 25 - July 23 - August 27 - September 24
Contact us for vendor opportunities!
BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

Inquiries about becoming a resident artist please contact


Other Related Stories and Features....
Can Be Seen in the following websites and publications...