Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cuban Artist, Rolando Chang Barrero Creates Gay-American Flag!

La Bandera del Pajaro-Americano/ Gay American Flag

Cuban-American artist, Rolando Chang Barrero, hes been painting flags this year and what a reception they have been getting. From his his first flag painting, Las Colonias, which is now in the Litrento Collection, to his most recent painting "La Bandera del Parajaro-Americano" (Gay-American Flag), his stylized flags with his signature "Pajaros"(birds) have become his most popular series of paintings.  

Contact Rolando Chang Barrero


Here are some of the other flags...

Las Colonias (Litrento Collection)

Las Colonias Study (Lamm Collection)

America the Beautiful
Orgullo/Pride (Lamm Collection)
American Flag #1 (Ferris Collection)
Flag Mural at FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale
Puerto Rican Flag

Cuban Flag on Display at "Los Cuatro Exhibition" CU-1 Gallery




Monday, August 18, 2014

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

School of Rock to Perform at Boynton Beach Live, Thursday August 28th



SCHOOL OF ROCK!!
LIVE at BBAD!

Music Franchise Returns from Southern Tour to Perform at 



Boynton Beach Art District’s Art Walk


Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 6-11 pm
Performance at 6 PM

404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach Florida

More about the Boynton Beach Live

South Palm Beach School of Rock Amps up for Local Art Walk

Boynton Beach, FL – By inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life, the School of Rock transforms the lives of kids and adults through music. School of Rock performance-based music schools offer lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals. Genres of music studied include, Rock, Reggae, Motown, Blues, Pop, Metal, etc. The schools offer individual lessons and performance classes, summer camps and workshops. In addition to individual private music instruction, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where kids feel inspired to excel and, eventually, perform together as a rock band in front of live audiences.


The South Palm Beach School of Rock Houseband recently returned from their Southern Exposure Tour rocking Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville at such venues as BB Kings, Center Stage, Graceland and Nashville’s Adventure Science Center on July 4th.

The School of Rock is a performance-based music education franchise founded in 1998 with more than 100 schools in 7 countries, with more than 10,000 students and is creating the world’s next generation of rockers, inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life.  Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. School of Rock is for kids 7-70. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The school offers seasonal camps in the summer, winter and over spring break.  They also offer an AllStar Program – After a nationwide audition process, each summer the AllStars embark on a tour, complete with tour busses and multiple live shows throughout the country. Acclaimed as some of the best young musicians in the world, the students have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, Austin City Limits, BB Kings and countless others. AllStars have shared the stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Eddie Vedder, Slash and other big rock names. One of these All-Stars and a South Palm Beach School of Rock Houseband member just returning from a three day performance at Gathering of the Vibes, Alex Shaw, a 13-year old guitarist, will be performing at the Art Walk on August 28, 2014 from 6-8pm.


ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK
The music school we wished we had when we were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers.  With more than 100 locations in seven countries, the franchise proves that rock & roll is alive and kickin’. For more information about the School of Rock please visithttp://southpalmbeach.schoolofrock.com or our Facebook Page School of Rock - South Palm Beach.






Friday, August 15, 2014

The Rickie Report Annoncement! WPA Mural Project!


Call for Entries: Industrial Park Revolution’s Homage to the WPA

The Florida Arts Association is putting out a Call for Entries:  INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals at The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project.  The theme is an homage to the WPA.  All entries must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.  The Rickie Report shares information about the WPA and this Call For Entries.  The Deadline is September 15th.


Florida Arts Association

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HOMAGE TO THE WPA!

INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project


Work to be considered must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.

Proposals Now Being Accepted


  • Art Call Deadline September 15, 2014
  • Murals to begin on October 1, 2014
  • Completed by October 5, 2014
The Industrial Park Revolution Murals will be a part of ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The murals will remain on display for 1 year.
Open 24 hrs.
Mural Location:
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Current Bay Project Murals
Current Bay Project Murals
According to www.u-s-history.com, The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.
By 1936 over 3.4 million people were employed on various WPA programs. Administered by Harry Hopkins and furnished with an original congressional allocation of $4.8 billion, the WPA made work accessible to the unemployed on an unparalleled scale by disbursing funds for an extensive array of programs. Hopkins argued that although the work relief program was more costly than direct relief payments, it was worth it. He averred, “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”


While responsibility for such unemployable people as children, the elderly, and the handicapped was remanded to the states, the WPA provided literally millions of jobs to employable people, enrolling on average about two million a year during its eight-year stint. Far fewer women were enrolled than men. Just 13.5 percent of WPA employees were women in 1938, its top enrollment year.


The WPA was charged with selecting projects that would make a real and lasting contribution — but would not vie with private firms. As it turned out, the “pump-priming” effect of federal projects actually stimulated private business during the Depression years. The WPA focused on tangible improvements: During its tenure, workers constructed 651,087 miles of roads, streets and highways; and built, repaired or refurbished 124,031 bridges, 125,110 public buildings, 8,192 parks, and 853 landing fields. In addition, workers cleaned slums, revived forests, and extended electrical power to rural locations.

Please send proposals to:


Florida Arts Association
1021 Avon Road     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Please include the following on a CD :


1.  High definition images of: 2 privious murals and 1 head shot ( for promotional use )
2. Your Artist Resume (website, social sites, etc)
3. A Short Biography
4. Artist Statement
5. $25 Submission fee per Proposal  (you may submit more the one)
6. Complete details of scope of your project

Site info:

  • 10 Bay Gates (11′ x 13′)
  • 2 Walls, (15′ x 30′) , (15′ x 85′)

Current Wall Area
Current Wall Area


For more information contact : FloridaArtsAssociationfloridaartsassociation@gmail.com

 or

http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2014/08/art-call-industrial-park-revolution.html

 or

 ActivistArtistA@gmail.com



For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291


Other Art Calls on The Rickie Report: Art Synergy/ ArtPalmBeach








Monday, August 11, 2014

Revival of Art Walk: The Great Come Back on August 28, 2014 | 6-11 PM


The Florida Arts Association presents...
Boynton Beach Live
The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 6-11 pm

404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida  33426

Contact: FloridaArtsAssociation@Gmail.com

Our Sponsor and Friend: The Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach

*For Vendor Opportunities Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com

Open Studios, Live Music,
Vendors, Food, and lots of Fun! 

The Boynton Beach Art District was awarded 
New Times Best Art Walk!

Visit with your local artists and enjoy an inside look at where and how they work!
A BIG welcome to our newest resident artists...

Juan Contreras
Harmony Road
Sarah Thompson
and
J. Tinnitus

On behalf of Rolando Chang Barrero, Dianett Doyle, 
Michael Kupillas, and Rene Kemp
WE WECOME YOU TO BBAD!!


"Creating community through the arts"
Joining us this month....




The School of Rock, South Palm Beach County, is a performance-based music education franchise founded in 1998 with more than 100 schools in 7 countries, with more than 10,000 students and is creating the world’s next generation of rockers, inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life.  Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. School of Rock is for kids 7-70.


The Jon Greco Band, Delray Beach, performs Folk / Rock / Americana Music with a sincere belief in Love and Harmony

Eats and Treats by the Following...





Secret Garden Cafe






Friday, August 8, 2014

Sun Sentinel Today! Boynton's Art Walk Back in actiton!


After being banned by the city for 44 days, Boynton Beach's acclaimed art walk is coming back.
In June, the city canceled the popular art walk, saying that the event did not have the proper permits to continue. But that was because the city did not have a formal permit for recurring monthly events, such as the art walk.
So, at a meeting this month, Boynton Beach Art District Director Rolando Chang Barrero and City Manager Lori LaVerriere discussed a permitting process that could allow the art walk to return on Aug. 28.
"The meeting was very amicable because a lot of people know about our [artist] community and its responsibility to the city," Chang Barrero said. "I was really, really happy."
If approved by the City Commission, Chang Barrero will have to pay $250 a year to host his monthly art events, plus a $150 fire inspection fee starting in October. Until then, he would pay $100 a month using a special event permit.

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Attention:



Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk: Boynton Beach Live!
Every 4th Thursday!  
Vendors Wanted Contact: Boynton Beach Art District
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Art Call

Industrial Park Revolution: ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project











Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Times Today! Art walks will live to see many another day!

Boynton Beach Arts District Monthly Art Walks Back On!









Monica McGivern

By Alex Rendon

Boynton Beach Arts District's acclaimed monthly art walks will live to see many another day!
We hit up BBAD's outspoken leader Rolando Barrero yesterday and found him to be in great spirits about the outcome of his meeting with the City of Boynton Beach on Friday.
Barrero met with Boynton Beach's city manager as well as the chiefs of the police and fire departments last week and says he couldn't be more pleased with the resolution Boynton Beach's city leaders proposed to him about continuing the successful run of BBAD's art walks.


"Lori LaVerriere (Boynton Beach's city manager) couldn't have been more amicable," he revealed. "The moment I arrived, she held her hand out and said, 'I think we have a solution that you are really goong to like.'" The ban on the art walk will be lifted, and BBAD will simply have to pay $250 for a yearly permit to conduct their monthly art walks. "My mouth was an ear-to-ear grin when they told me the news of the proposal."





ARISTS CALL
Vendors Wanted! Contact BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com
Artists Only $20,
Non Artists Only $40
Live Painting and Non-Profits: FREE












Saturday, August 2, 2014

ART Call: INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals at The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project


HOMAGE TO THE WPA!
INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals 
The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

Work to be considered must reflect the style and content of:
The WPA Posters, or WWII Propaganda Posters-
but copies or reproductions will not be accepted.
All work must be original by artist or group.


Example 1


Example 2


Example 3



CALL TO ARTISTS

Proposals Now Being Accepted
Art Call Deadline September 15, 2014

Murals to begin on October 1, 2014
Completed by October 5, 2014

The Industrial Park Revolution Murals will be a part of 
ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

The murals will remain on display for 1 year.
Open 24 hrs.
Mural Location:
 Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Please send proposals to:
Florida Arts Association
1021 Avon Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401


Please include the following on a CD :
1.
High definition images of: 2 privious murals and 1head shot
( for promotional use )
2.
Your Artist Resume
please include you website, social sites, etc,
3.
A Short Biography
4.
Artist Statement
5.
$25 Submission fee per Proposal
(you may submit more the one)
6.
Complete details of scope of your project
 
Site info:
There are 10 Bay Gates (11' x 13')
also,
2 Walls, (15' x 30') , (15' x 85')

Site Photos:

The Gates

The Wall



For more details contact: ActivistArtistA@gmail.com











Today Palm Beach Post Say's Boynton Beach Art Walk is Back!

Friends Gather for Celebratin Dinner


The city and the art walk’s organizer Rolando Chang Barrero met today after the city said the walk wasn’t going to be allowed anymore.
Here’s a statement from Barrero:
“In a short meeting held today at the City of Boynton Beach City Hall the long awaited “process”, was laid out. The Florida Arts Association, the not-for-profit that organizes the Art Walk, was given a set of clear steps to attain a yearly permit. Although the permit process will go through the Arts Commission and then must be approved, there was no doubt that the new process will be approved.
Cost for the permit will be at a substansial savings to the Art District if it were to apply monthly for the Special Events Permit.
This agreement will also allow the Florida Arts Association to keep the names: Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk, and Boynton Beach Live which are the names which have been branded over the last few years.
Many thanks are due to the City of Boynton Beach, the resident artists of BBAD, the art community of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties, the press, and all of our friends and supporters throughout the country!
Celebrate with us! Let’s BBAD on Thursday!!
AUGUST 28, 2014 | 6-11 PM
-Rolando Chang Barrero”
Here’s our story about the walk.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk Ban Lifted! Kudos to City of Boynton Beach!

Kudos! 

In a short meeting held today at the City of Boynton Beach City Hall the long awaited  "process", was laid out. The Florida Arts Association, the not-for-profit that organizes the Art Walk, was given a set of clear steps to attain a yearly permit.  Although the permit process will go through the Arts Commission and then must be approved, there was no doubt that the new process will be approved.

Cost for the permit will be at a substansial savings to the Art District if it were to apply monthly for the Special Events Permit.

This agreement will also allow the Florida Arts Association to keep the names: Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk, and Boynton Beach Live which are the names which have been branded over the last few years.  

Many thanks are due to the City of Boynton Beach, the resident artists of BBAD, the art community of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties, the press, and all of our friends and supporters throughout the country!

Celebrate with us! Let's BBAD on Thursday!!
AUGUST 28, 2014 | 6-11 PM

-Rolando Chang Barrero