Sunday, December 10, 2017

Palm Beach Florida Weekly LUXE LIVING Features Rolando Chang Barrero's Pajaro Pillows





Sensual and sensuous

We’re thinking sensual this month, with objects that soothe the nose, 
the eye and the soul.
We’re also thinking bespoke and one of a kind.
After all, each of us is unique. Shouldn’t we surround ourselves with the rare and the wonderful?
Each of these should fit the bill. Enjoy!
— Scott Simmons, Editor


Pillowy
These pillows are for anything but the birds, if you ask me.
Artist Rolando Chang Barrero has turned his talent for cutting-edge art to decorative items, such as his Pajaro pillows.
These 20-inch by 20-inch Pop Art pillows would offer a bold, graphic punch of color to any décor. I love their mix of wit and whimsy.

They’re priced at $70 each at The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. 786-521-1199 or www.theboxgallery. info.







Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MusicBox Fridays a Big Hit for The Box Gallery


The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405


MusicBox Fridays: Bedlam Bridge at The Box Galle
MusicBox Fridays: Rene Nerone at The Box Gallery
MusicBox Fridays: Psychic Ghost at The Box Galle





Artist, Rolando Chang Barrero in The South Florida Business Journal Today- New Art District

Rolando Chang Barrero in front of his studio space in the Boynton Beach Art District.
By Brian Bandell  –  Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal
2 hours ago

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New art district
When Chang Barrero arrived in Boynton Beach in 2011, he went to the art district at 401 West Industrial Avenue seeking studio space. At the time, the site was overgrown and had been used to depose of old refrigerators.
Working with the property owner, Chang Barrero cleaned up the site and set up his studio. The city gave him permission to paint murals on the industrial building, including on the metal gates. In addition to curated works, the art district invites children from across the state to paint murals.
Then, he started a monthly artwalk festival with bands, food trucks and vendors. Now, many other artists and creative entrepreneurs inhabit the repurposed warehouse bays.
“We beautified the whole road,” Chang Barrero said. “It has been carefully curated and aesthetically developed."





Sunday, April 2, 2017

In Today's News: Sunday April 2, 2017-- "10 Hour Open MicA Response to Trump Budget Plan

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest April 16, 2017

Free Tickets

Sun Sentinel
Cutting remarks

10-hour open mic a response to Trump budget plan





"Lest We Forget Project" by Rolando Chang Barrero (photo by Flavio Iryoda)

Sound OUT Loud is 10-hour free expression event. 
Organized by Artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who runs the 
ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach and the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, 
and Will Buckley, founder of FarePlay.org.

Exercise your First Amendment Rights and join us on 
Sunday, April 16 between 12 - 10 PM at the Boynton Beach Art District, located at 410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426, for a series of conversations about The First Amendment and key social programs that are at risk of defunding by the current administration.

If one, or more, of the organizations, or programs that you support are at risk we invite to 
join us and sound out loud! 
Please contact us asap if you would like to participate at BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com

The objective is to allow individuals to speak from the heart about their concerns before
the three government funded programs that allow many, if not all, of our programs and projects to
be share with the public ends with this administration, hence silencing our voices and 
our access to the public. 
The most striking turn of events brought about by the new administration are their efforts to
circumvent the democratic process. President Trump, his advisors and cabinet
appointments are pushing hard to reinterpret the constitution and limit individual freedoms.
Donald Trump and his current administration has made it clear that the following vital programs will be defunded and terminated:

1. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is an American non-profit corporation created by
an act of the United States Congress and funded by the United States federal government
to promote and help support public broadcasting. 
Founder: Lyndon B. Johnson
Founded: November 7, 1967, United States of America
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

2. The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States
federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic
excellence. 
Founder: Lyndon B. Johnson
Founded: 1965
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

3. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency of the U.S.
government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of
1965, 
Founded: September 29, 1965
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

Now, more than ever, it is crucial for the public to understanding the Bill of Rights and how
it insures those freedoms.

The Bill of Rights:

“The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James
Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for
individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.”
Bill of Rights Institute. https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/

The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the
people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Comentarios Hirientes

10 horas micrófono abierto una respuesta al plan de presupuesto Trump


Presidente Donald Trump ha presentado una propuesta de presupuesto que pide la eliminación de la financiación de la Fundación Nacional de las Artes y la Corporación para la Difusión Pública.
Otros recortes afectarían a los departamentos de Educación y de los programas de agricultura y Agencia de Protección Ambiental, entre muchos otros.
Artista Rolando Chang Barrero, que dirige la Galería ActivistArtistA en Boynton Beach y la Galería de la caja en West Palm Beach, y sus compañeros artistas están reaccionando a los recortes presupuestarios propuestos para el Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Para su próximo KeroWACKED Show en el barrio de las artes Boynton Beach, Barrero dijo que está organizando “Sonido en voz alta,” un evento de micrófono abierto 10 horas para que la gente exprese sus derechos de la Primera Enmienda “como si ellos no pudieron tener esta oportunidad de nuevo. ”
Cuarenta personas tendrán su turno en el micrófono durante 15 minutos cada uno desde el mediodía a 10 pm 16 de abril a ActivistArtistA, 422 W. Industrial Ave. Correo electrónico BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com para reservar un lugar.
Una exhibición de compañía, “Para que no olvidemos”, recuerda el Holocausto y los resultados de lo que sucede cuando el gobierno separa a las personas de la religión y / o nacionalidad, dijo Barrero.
“Las ideas de estos espectáculos se produjo como consecuencia directa de la situación política actual y las políticas de Trump,” dijo.
A nivel local, las agencias de servicios sociales están preocupados por lo que significan estos recortes para los residentes, especialmente los más vulnerables.


Visita whitehouse.gov/omb/budget para obtener información. jengoren@tronc.com





Friday, March 31, 2017

Artist, Rolando Chang Barrero on The South Florida Gay News Out50 2017 List





Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33404

"I have an insatiable desire to leave a legacy defined by what can be done—what is possible in the arts. I’m committed to the advancement of the arts in all areas. I want to enroll people in a vision full of possibilities.” 
-Rolando Chang Barrero
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Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery West Palm Beach Florida

To call Rolando Chang Barrero just “an artist” is an understatement. He is an outspoken activist for the South Florida arts scene, especially in Palm Beach County, where he has resided for the past several years.


“It’s pretty safe to say that millions of people have enjoyed the rich art and cultural diversity of South Florida. Guests and tourists have flocked to South Florida way before the grand opening of Art Basel in 2002 and even prior to the South Florida Art Center on Lincoln Road in 1984,” said the former Miami Beach resident. “In Palm Beach specifically, within the last six years we have witnessed an incredible maturity in both the public and private sectors of the art scene. From the city of Delray Beach to the city West Palm Beach it is more than apparent that the public art administrators and the area’s artists are working together to create many of our nation’s most syncretic art and cultural initiatives.”
The Cuban-American graduate of the Arts Institute of Chicago Art School operates a self-named gallery in Lake Worth and was a pioneer in the Boynton Beach Arts District, where he founded ActivistArtistA Gallery, which promotes the works of new and maturing artists.
“I believe that artists make a living proportionally to their drive, circumstances, and vision. Like doctors, lawyers, and other professionals…some artists navigate life better than others,” he explained.











Friday, March 24, 2017

in The Sun Sentinel: Today Federal cuts prompt artist's 10-hour free expression event


President Donald Trump has put forth his proposed budget, which calls for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Other cuts include the departments of Education and Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency programs, among many others. 
Artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who runs the ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach and the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, and his fellow artists are reacting to proposed budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
For his upcoming KeroWACKED Show at the Boynton Beach Arts District, Barrero said he is organizing "Sound Out Loud," a 10-hour open-mic event for people to express their First Amendment rights "as if they might not have this opportunity again."
Forty people will get their turn at the microphone for 15 minutes each from noon to 10 p.m. April 16 at ActivistArtistA, 422 W. Industrial Ave. Email BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com to reserve a spot.
A companion exhibit, "Lest We Forget," remembers the Holocaust and the results of what happens when government separates people by religion and/or nationality, Barrero said.
"The ideas for these shows came about as a direct result of the current political climate and Trump's policies," he said. Continue to full story.


Sound Out Loud!
Sponsored by ActivistArtistA, Fare Play, and The Box Gallery 



April 16, 2017 | 12-10P
Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com







Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Palm Beach Arts Paper: High-end blue chip art of Picasso and Chagall with the best of the regional art!

Art Boca Raton finds good groove in its second year by Sandra Schulman

Rolando Chang Barrero at Art Boca Raton.

Gliding into its second year, Art Boca Raton has found a groove, mixing the high-end blue chip art of Picasso and Chagall with the best of the regional art and artists like Cheryl Maeder and Rolando Chang Barrero. Continue Reading....






Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Responds With Warning: "Lest We Forget"


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LestWeForget
 #LestWeForgetProject by artist Rolando Chang Barrero with the collaboration of Photographer Flávio Iryoda.

Rolando Chang Barrero Artist #LestWeForgetProject came about as a direct result of the current #political climate in the United States and President Donald J. Trump #Policies.
The #LestWeForgetProject is a series of images of people concerned that similarities between the current political climete and those of the past. If you would like to participate contact ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

All participant we invited to choose one or more colored triangles that they felt represented themselves or, a class of people that they were concerned about.



"I am Jewish so I chose the yellow triangle, seeing more and more antisemitism across Europe and even the United States is disheartening, and I think things like this project will shine a light not only on the holocaust, but also help people remember what happened and could definitely happen again. I absolutely love the work you are doing, and that's why I participated!"



Thank you Guy Icangelo for participating in #LestWeForgetProject 
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I participated in this project because bullies, racists, xenophobes, and haters of every category believe we in opposition will not fight back. As usual, they are wrong. I chose to wear the red triangle which political prisoners were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps. I am in awe of the people who were marked this way. Against all odds, they fearlessly opposed government implemented policies that demonized and denigrated human beings, a government that promoted aggressive nationalism over international cooperation, and, a government that dreamt of world domination through force. Sound familiar? Oppose. Resist. No pasaran. - Guy Icangelo​I
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Artist Rolando Chang Barrero​ Responds With Warning: "Lest We Forget" activistartista.blogspot.com/2017/03/artist-rolando-chang-barrero-responds.html
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#LestWeForget





#LestWeForget #LestWeForgetProject by artist Rolando Chang Barrero with the collaboration of Photographer Flávio Iryoda.

Rolando Chang Barrero Artist #LestWeForgetProject came about as a direct result of the current #political climate in the United States and President Donald J. Trump #Policies.
The #LestWeForgetProject is a series of images of people concerned that similarities between the current political climete and those of the past. If you would like to participate contact ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

All participant we invited to choose one or more colored triangles that they felt represented themselves or, a class of people that they were concerned about.




Monday, February 6, 2017

New Work by Rolando Chang Barrero: US Heroes at Palm Beach State College-E

US HEROES Serie Part 1: Che Guevara

"10” 

A Group Exhibition


Art Gallery at Eissey Campus
Palm Beach State College-BB building
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 5:30-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates:
February 10-March 17, 2017

An Exhibition Organized By Karla Walter and Jacques de Beaufort 
present works representing a variety of media, methods, and visual approaches.
All artists are presently working and contributing to the vital and diverse 
South Florida art scene.



Palm Beach Gardens—Rolando Chang Barrero will be exhibiting the first installment of US Heroes: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raul Castro  a series of paintings which concentrates on the three mass murderers of the Cuban revolution. The challenges and questions the slogans that are used to support their assent to hero status in the United States. This series explores the phenomena of idolatry and “hero creation” in the United States by the media and American t-shirt industry. This industry creates human billboards which inadvertently rationalizes human suffering (e.g. the mass murders and executions by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Raul Castro). 

"I refer to all of my individual works as “pages from the journal of my life,” a vast documentary of experiences, thoughts, commentaries, and such. Thus, as pages of any personal journal-- some entries are unfinished drafts for a larger essay, some are very personal notes, and others are reactions to events and situations.  When a secret is shared, it ceases to be a secret A thought written will at some point be a thought read. I paint for those that prefer to read painting, I make film for those that prefer to read film, I take photographs for those that prefer to read an image [be it black and white, or color]. 

My current journal entries are a series of interrogatives presented in three levels.

Level one, questions the political slogans associated with the subject simply by changing the exclamation point to a question mark.

Level two, the title of the series “ U.S. Heroes”  purposely challenges the viewer into a conversation about his or her interpretation of patriotism and heroism.

Level three, allows the viewer to embrace or deflect the importance and impact of how we consume and later share our beliefs , credos, stances, and/or lifestyles via tee shirts, bumper stickers, and more recent within 144 allowable characters on twitter.”
-Rolando Chang Barrero 


"Patria o Muerte?” [motherland or death?] 40” x 60” (courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)


“Uno Dos Tres! Seremos como El Che?” [1,2, 3 we're going to be like Che?] 40” x 60” (courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)