Friday, July 31, 2015

SFGN This Week: Features Pictures of #LoveWinsExhibition

Activistartista Gallery Exhibition
in current issue of
South Florida Gay News

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ActivistArtistA Gallery and RCB Fine Art
are owned an operated by 
Rolando Chang Barrero
member of
Gay Pride Business Alliance 

Read The Issuu here: SFGN July 29, 2015

Contact: for information regarding purchase of artwork, or call 786-521-1199.

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A Very Special Thank You 
South Florida Gay News 
and to 
Associate Publisher/ Executive Editor 
Jason Parsley

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lake Worth Gallery Closes with Reception July 31, 2015

You are invited to attend the 
Closing Reception
This Friday, July 31, 2015 | 6-8 pm 
of the
Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

We are making room for a new and exciting Fall-Winter Season!
Which means much of our inventory must go!
Some items will be marked down up to 50% off 

The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will remain open by appointment only
from August 1, 2015-through september 3, 2015.

We will re-open our to the public on Friday,  September 4, 2015 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Art of Kyle Willis at Bohemia AG in Northwood

Media Contact:
Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator
July 26, 2015

The Art of Kyle Willis
Bohemia AG Gallery
536 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Opening Reception:
August 8, 2015 | 6-9 pm

The Art of Kyle Willis

at Bohemia AG Gallery
The work of artist, illustrator, writer and pop-culture provocateur, Kyle Willis will be featured in a solo exhibition organized by curator Rolando Chang Barrero which opens with a reception on August 8th, 2015 from 6-9 pm  at Bohemia AG Gallery located in burgeoning NOWO Art District at 536 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach Florida 33407.

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE—“It makes complete sense to bring the challenging and provocative imagery created by Kyle Willis of Jacksonville, Florida to West Palm Beach,” says Rolando Chang Barrero. Placing the Kyle Willis exhibition at Paul Klov’s Bohemia AG Gallery is a perfect match for both Paul Klov and Kyle Willis are mainstays of a community of artists and gallerists committed to new art forms without forsaking the traditional.

The Art of Kyle Willis explores history and popular culture in a series of madmen  portraits that includes Gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe as well as meth-head icon Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad.
In regards to his work, Willis says, “There is a fair share of anguish and madness in my work with no notion of being subtle. Being a huge dork at heart shines through in my work, which is mostly fanboy nerdcore with a splash of geekery. My paintings show my attraction to pairing colors that don't necessarily complement one another, and it brings a certain electricity to the canvas; a comforting tradeoff for my lack of any formal training. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Palm Beach Post Today: #LoveWinsExhibition Tops List of 3 to See by Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Schedule your season — with our help
   It’s almost the weekend — time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs at the Cultural Council.

   FREE Love wins in Boynton Beach

   A few short weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, leading to the Twitter trend #lovewins. In Boynton Beach, the “#LoveWins Exhibition” opens tonight at ActivistArtistA Gallery and will feature photos, paintings, sculptures and videos from local artists all honoring the momentous decision. The gallery is a part of the Boynton Beach Art District, so take a walk around and see the murals of Industrial Avenue for the full experience.

   “#LoveWinsExhibition:” Tonight at 6. ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. Info:

   DEAL Spend a day surrounded by sculptures

   It’s been a long summer, and you just want a day to yourself; no more work, no more phone calls, no more stress. Take a break this weekend and enjoy it in the peace and quiet of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens before they close for August. Explore the artist’s vintage home in West Palm Beach, along with the bronze, stone and wood works in her studio onsite. The gardens, however, are the real draw: the flora, rare fauna and sculptures such as the famous “Seven Beings” are symbolic of the “secret garden” nature that the museum holds.

   Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until July 31; gardens will re-open in September. Admission is $10. 2051 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-832-5328 or


   Idina Menzel stops in at Mizner

   If you’ve been around children in the last year, there’s a 99 percent chance you’ve heard “Let It Go,” from the 2013 Disney film “Frozen.” The song’s been played in malls, on television and in every family minivan across the country and now; you can see it performed live onstage by the voice of Elsa herself, Idina Menzel. The Broadway star and voice actress will grace the Mizner Amphitheater stage as part of her world tour. There will undoubtedly be some covers and a “Wicked” song or two.

   Idina Menzel World Tour: Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $70 and up. Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Info:

“You and I” by Fabrizio Cruz is part of the “#Love Wins Exhibition” in Boynton Beach.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today in the New Times! ActivistArtistA Gallery Tops List!

Thursday, July 23rd | 6-10 PMTops List of things to do this week!

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In todays New Times! #LoveWinsExhibition.."#LoveWins every single time!"

Unless you were doing a social media cleanse the week of June 26, you probably noticed something significant that happened online in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Suddenly, even the people on the periphery of your Facebook friends’ list who had once held some pretty stodgy beliefs about love and marriage seemingly all at once had rainbow overlays on their profile pictures as they gleefully shared some of the more harebrained bits of Antonin Scalia’s dissent with the hashtag #lovewins. The groundswell of social media support was undeniable. At ActivistaArtistA Gallery, that hashtag, as well as a celebration of same-sex marriage, is the inspiration for the exhibit “#LoveWinsExhibition.” As to what art lovers can expect during Thursday’s opening........ read more

Best Bet This Week-Thursday, July 23 6-10 pm : The Boynton Beach Art District

The Boynton Beach Art District
The little giant of Palm Beach County's burgeoning art scene -where art comes alive!

This month's Boynton Beach Live: Art Walk and Open Mic Night takes place on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6-10 pm.

Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk and Open Mic 
Thursday, July 23, 2015  6-10 pm
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

"Dreaming" a short little video about a  bizzare kinetic sculpture will be shown! 

Joseph Liberalli, our host will lead the open mic featuring....

Steve Minotti and Mike Thomas!

Vendors for across South Florida will be joining us!

In celebration of the recent decision to end discrimination of same-sex marriages by the Supreme Court of the United States the Boynton Beach Art District will come alive with a spirit of celebration and support for this long awaited decision.

The evening will include open studios, artist vendors, open mic, live music and and various art exhibitions.

The artist run enclave know as BBAD is tucked neatly in between auto body shops and concrete manufactures in the city's Industrial Park area just one block west of I-95 at the Boynton Beach Blvd. exit at 404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426.

Sponsored by: Tito's Vodka

Friday, July 17, 2015

This Week In the Florida Weekly: Habitat for Humanity celebrates grand opening of new ReStore in Greenacres

Florida Weekly 

Steven Futej, Nichole Hickey, Rolando Chang Barrero and Peter Gates

"Opening Doors"

"Thank you very much for agreeing to be a juror for Habitat for Humanity’s “Opening Doors” competition. "  -Denise Mariani, Habitat for Humanity
“Opening Doors”
A Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County 

Glennis McClellan, Craig McInnis and Buttons Brokovich

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Curator Accepts Controversial Sculpture and Accompanying Video by Mittermaier for Upcoming Exhibit

Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, has accepted the controversial bronze sculpture and accompanying video by Cheri Mittermaier for Upcoming #LoveWinsExhibition.

The work kinetic sculpture which has been refused by every other gallery and alternative exhibition space will take front and center at this month's #LoveWinsExhibition on July 23, 2015. 

The exhibition which will feature the actual larger than life motorized bronze and the accompanying video created for a debut that never happened due to it's controversial nature.

422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 6-10 pm


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More about the upcoming #LoveWinsExhibition

See more images on Instagram #LoveWinsExhibition

The Press Responds to #LoveWins Exhibition and Celebration: Get OUT South Florida Radio Interview with Rolando Chang Barrero

The press response to the recent #SCOTUS decision which was handed down on June 26 has been nothing short of supportive. #LoveWins has been ringing from every bell tower in the US and abroad.

Here in South Florida it has been no different. 
In print, online, and even on the radio stations, the celebratory air of the long awaited win escapes no one.  With joy and new found hope for the equality of all who love and wish to celebrate that love people have gathered all across the country.

On July 23rd, we will gather here, in Palm Beach County, to sing, dance, and enjoy some responses from artists and musicians at the Boynton Beach Art District.

Here is the radio broadcast from last night's interview with 
Rolando Chang Barrero on Get Out South Florida.
Thank you
Tom Hantzarides & Kendal Rumsey


#LoveWinsExhibition and Celebration 
that will take place on 
Thursday Night, July 23, 2015 | 6-10 Pm
at the
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Sponsored by

More about #LoveWinsExhibition  HotSpots Magazine and Genre Latino 

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guarantees to same-sex couples throughout the nation the freedom to marry and the right to recognition of their marriages.  We have much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty and equality of same-sex couples, and the LGBT individuals who are part of those couples, under our federal Constitution.  Loving and committed couples and their families in every state and territory are now entitled to the far-reaching legal protections and respect for their relationships conferred through marriage. 
Here are a few Marriage Equality FAQ's created through the joint efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom to Marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal and National Center for Lesbian Rights.

GET OUT! South Florida
South Florida's Only LGBT Radio Show
Co-Hosts Tom Hantzarides & Kendal Rumsey
Tuesday 7PM-9PM   |   1230AM WBZT  The Talk Station
Twitter: @getoutsouthflorida

Get Out! South Florida Radio, Inc.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Press Release : #LoveWinsExhibition and Celebration

Boynton Beach, Florida 33426       July 10, 2015

and Celebration

ActivistArtistA Gallery,
Boynton Beach Art District
422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach
 Media Contact: Rolando Chang Barrero, 786-521-1199

JULY 23, 2015 | 6-10pm
Boynton Beach- Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, of ActivistArtistA Gallery invites you attend the opening reception of #LoveWinsExhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery which is located at 422 West Industrial Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 on July 23, 2015.
#LoveWinsExhibition and Celebration Is a tri-county exhibition that celebrates the recent #SCOTUS ( Supreme Court of the United States ) decision regarding same-sex marriage.

Work in all media by artists from the US and Europe will be on display along with a selection of images submitted via Instagram by artists and supporters of the landmark decision which allows all individuals to marry.

Among the artists selected to show are 
Photographers: Durga Garcia, Philip Ross Munro, Ali Miranda, and...
Painters: Fabrizio, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Erin Fromkes, and...
Video and Performance Artists: Adora, David Rohn, Niki Lopez, Uta Brauser, and...
Sculptors: Cheri Mittermeir, Debra Robert, and...

Opening night will feature Live Music by Stephen Minotti, Joseph Liberalli, Mike Thomas
Special Live Performance by: Tequila Mockingbird.
Cost: Free 

More Photos-Contact or, call 786-521-1199

Adora and David Rohn

Durga Garcia


Rolando Chang Barrero

Philip Ross Munro


Hot Spots! Genre Latino Magazine Features #LoveWinsExhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery

Thank you....
 Adora and Teddy Behr
HotSpots and GenreLatino

Adora: Teddy, did you see the message I sent you on Facebook? Rolando Barrero is organizing an art exhibit called #LoveWins on the theme of same sex marriage.
Teddy: Yes… his Facebook page is called “Activista Artista” the same as his gallery, and it’s a call to artists, both amateur and professional, of all types, to submit work on the theme “Love Wins.” We have to submit something, don’t you think?
Adora: Of course, but what? The announcement says it can be performance art, spoken word, dance, sound art, installation, 2 or 3 dimensional, kinetic… everything is allowed. I have so many ideas: I could do an installation, the inside of my dressing room for example… or a 2 hour performance piece of me putting on my makeup…con't

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Still time to participate! 


ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

#LoveWinsExhibition and Celebration
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 6-10 pm


Boynton Beach—Curator and long time gay rights activist, Rolando Chang Barrero  has put a hold on all exhibits and programing this month to organize the #LoveWinsExhibition.  Scheduled on the customary 4th Thursday of the month at the Boynton Beach Art District where his award winning Art Walk and Exhibitions take place. ActivistArtistA Gallery will be the site for all who would like to celebrate the landmark decision by #SCOTUS, now simply referred to as #LoveWins though out social media like Facebook , twitter, and Instagram.

“We are initiating a county wide gathering to celebrate #LoveWins.”

This exhibition has been created to allow everyone to submit work for consideration.
Artists and public are encouraged to submit work ( $20 fee ). The Art Call is scheduled to end on July 15.  The Art Call is located online at : 

On separate Call to Action, the curator is contacting key individuals nationally and internationally so that they too can participate by creating mail-Art or sending notes.
Mail-Art, postcards, and letters are to mailed to:
ActivistArtistA Office
1021 Avon Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

The #LoveWinsExhibition opens with a reception on July 23, 2015 at ActivistArtistA Gallery, 422 West Industrial Avenue from 6-10pm

All persons interested in exhibiting work for the exhibition are to contact

Reception Sponsored by 
Tito's Vodka
Fifth Generation, Inc.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Deadline For #ArtWinsExhibition July 15, 2015! What are you waiting for?

Still time to participate!
Click here:

@ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

July 23, 2015 |6-10pm

located at
The Boynton Beach Art District
"Where Art Comes Alive"

Here are some recent images from the
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A Fabulous Video!