Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Times Reports on New Earth Tribes call for Unity and Resolution the City of Boynton Beach


New Earth Tribes to Hold Meditation to Create Unity and Resolution to Boynton Art Walk Ban

Categories: Activism

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Last week, Boynton Beach announced that it was putting the kibosh on the the Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD) monthly art walks.
The art walks had revitalized what was previously your run-of-the-mill warehouse district. What was once a wasteland of old hollow buildings buried in the shadows west of I-95 turned into a flourishing art scene.
"Boynton Beach finally did something before Miami and Delray Beach: It banned its own signature, award-winning art walk. Go figure that one out," artist and gallery owner Rolando Barrero told New Times' music blog last week.
A group of artists and spiritualists are meeting at sunset this evening to bring awareness in hopes of shifting the city's perspective on why shutting down the art walk is wrong for the community.


Other Related Stories:
New Eath Call for Meditation
Letters to Sun Sentinel
NewTimes Calls Art Walk Instrumental Palm Beach Institution
Sun Sentienel Story... City Lies to Public
BBAD Art Walk Canceled












Friday, July 25, 2014

New Earth Tribes Call for Meditation to Create Unity and Resolution to Art Walk Ban


Emily Andari of New Eath Tribes  
410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 
or,
Where you happen to be... 

and Emily Andari of New Earth Tribes are requesting our presence July 30, Wednesday evening, from 7:30 (sunset) to a gathering with drums, rattles, open hearts and positivity with the intention to lift the Artwalk ban and clear any obstacles in the further expansion and well being of the Arts District and community of artists. 

As many of you know Rolando and his significant efforts on behalf of the community in Boynton Beach and surrounding areas has left a long lasting and heart felt impact on the lives of many. Please join us in supporting not only the Boynton Beach Arts District but the entire creative collective in lifting the artwalk ban!  



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Transformation through teachings and traditions of indigenous wisdom.
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New Earth Tribes community and The Wakeup has continued to grow and thrive for over 3 years. We stand for transformation and empowerment. By way of earth medicine, teachings and traditions of indigenous wisdom and providing a space for authentic expression and sharing of the gifts and talents we are blessed with, New Earth Tribes proves to be a beacon of light and source of Joy. We are currently growing our outreach programs in halfway houses and treatment centers. All are welcome to New Earth Tribes. http://www.the-wakeup.com/



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Letters to SunSentinel says, "..they should be commended for their initiative and creativity"



Well into the City of Boynton Beach's 34th Day with out a resoultion to the Ban on the Art District's Art Walk; letter's, comments, reviews and speculations are surfacing.  
In print and online, the future of the highly regarded event that established the city as 
haven for artists akin to the early days in New York City sits on a balance waiting for the August 1 talks between organizers and city officials.

by Boynton Beach resident Jes Robison says, "As a professional and a resident within this community, I am inspired by the efforts made by the Boynton Beach Arts District to engage the city of Boynton Beach's artistic populace. I believe they should be commended for their initiative and creativity, not to mention the dream they share with the many Boynton residents that believe our city can only benefit by actively promoting an atmosphere of culture and imagination."

"A key to BBAD's success has been its well-staged monthly art walks, which most recently received top honors as New Times' best art walk for Broward and Palm Beach counties.That's why we're scratching our heads at the news that the city decided to shut down this event."
Writer, Alex Rendon ends his article by calling the art walk an "instrumental Palm Beach County institution."

Comments to Sun Sentinel Story by Attiyya Anthony  include:









Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW TIMES calls BBAD Art Walk "...Instrumental Palm Beach County Institution."


Four years ago, up-and-coming artist and gallery owner Rolando Barrero had a vision to turn a rundown industrial park west of 1-95 in Boynton Beach into a little artists' hub. Back in 2010, the area now known as the Boynton Beach Arts District consisted mainly of storage units that housed machinery, used carpets, and old car parts, with many units sitting empty. Since that time, Barrero has become a beacon for Palm Beach County's arts community with his brainchild, BBAD. Now housing ten artists, he transformed this unlikely spot into one of South Florida's leading artist enclaves north of Wynwood.

A key to BBAD's success has been its well-staged monthly art walks, which most recently received top honors as New Times' best art walk for Broward and Palm Beach counties.That's why we're scratching our heads at the news that the city decided to shut down this event.

Con't ....






Saturday, July 19, 2014

SunSentinel Updated Strory About Boynton Beach Art Walk Ban Online!

SunSentinel Updated Art District Ban Story Online!
But, will it appear in print?


The story which includes a quote by the City Of Boynton Beach to mislead the public 
that the organizers did not have proper permits has been clarified.

As soon as the SunSentinel was made aware of the oversite to not include 
"The Letter" calling for the BAN OF THE ART WALK, they immediatly 
updated the story and included 
a paragraph to help claify the misleading quote by the City of Boynton Beach.
"According to a letter sent to Rolando Chang Barrero, arts district director, by Tara Altman with the city's risk management department, "the city has never allowed monthly events as our special event process is only for events that are considered 'temporary.'"

Will it be corrected in print, we hope so. Yet the attempt to sway the public, and shift reponsibility by the city public relations was made. It was printed, and it has been read.

Proof that you can't hoodwink everyone is in this letter which was sent to the SunSentinel,  I was copied, regarding the article:

"Unfortunately your article on the cancellation of the monthly Art Walks neglected to state that Boynton Beach City Government has no monthly permitting process. The organizers were never at fault by not applying for permits that never existed as this aeticle insinuated. What the Art Walk organizers did was a tremendous amount of work which celebrated artisans and drew people from all over the state and the world to Boynton Beach. What a shame that this is now seen as a crime by the Boynton Beach City Government which would rather shut down these Art Walks and their bebefits for the community rather than celebrate the continuation of the Art Walks until this City can get its paperwork in order."








Friday, July 18, 2014

City Lied To Press about Permits!!!


OMG! What an outright lie!!!!

The City of Boynton Beach took to liying to the press!!


THIS IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE!!!!


"Last month, the city said organizers did not have the proper permitting for reoccurring monthly events such as the art walk and called it to a halt."


The TRUTH is...
THE CITY of Boynton Beach, Florida Does Not a "procees" for permitting!!!


I can't believe they would lie when i have the letter!!
LIes Here
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-boynton-beach-cancelled-arts-walk-20140718,0,3115209.story

The truth here! This is the letter calling for a cancellation of all monthly events!!

The Letter:
"The City has never allowed monthly events as our Special Event Process is only for events that are considered “temporary”. The City is currently looking into possibly obtaining a process to accommodate monthly events, but at this time it is undetermined as to whether we will allow monthly events in the future or how long it will take to create such a process. If in the future we do allow for monthly events, I welcome you to apply for the permit, but until such time, all monthly events that are currently scheduled must be canceled. However, you are still welcome to apply for a Special Event Permit for your annual events as these are considered temporary events. I apologize for having to pass along this news to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me."
-Tara J.Altman


More related news: Art Walk Ordered by City to Stop!
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-boynton-beach-cancelled-arts-walk-20140718,0,3115209.story


For more info contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com






BBAD ART WALK Cancellation UPDATE...Call to Lift Ban of Art Walk!


UPDATE July 18, 2014 | 9:22 am 

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 RESCHEDULED

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 RESCHEDULED

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Tuesday, July 31, 2014 
Confirmed

Meeting set by Communications Manager, Elenor Krusell, Friday August 1, 2014
Confirmed


The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk Cancellation notice made public on July 16, 2014 on the Flordia Arts Association president's personal Facebook page has caused quite a stir within the arts community of South Florida and the City of Boynton Beach.

The notice which was sent on June 19, 2014 as a result of an inquiry into a Hip-Hop event called Control.Alt.Create. The notification sent by Tara J. Altman, City of Boynton Beach HR/Risk Assistant, called for all monthy events to be canceled.

It is not clear if this action will affect all city-wide events, or it is specifically targeted at the Boynton Beach Art District.

The letter efectively shuts down almost 4 years of an established signature event at the 
Boynton Beach Art District 
which has won numerous accocolades from the press including: 

and most recently.


Pro-Active Measures being called for....
Letter Campaign and Calls to City of Boynton Beach Officials:

Please state your name, place of residence, and request that the City lift the 
Ban on Arts Walks at the Botnton Beach Art District

Mayor Jerry Taylor
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: taylorj@bbfl.us

Vice Mayor Joe Casello (District 4)
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310 Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: caselloj@bbfl.us 

Lori LaVerriere,  City Manager
 (561) 742-6010;  fax.: (561) 742-6011
Office hours (Mon-Thu): 7:00a - 6:00p
City of Boynton Beach
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0310
email: laverrierel@bbfl.us

Commissioner Mack McCray (District 2)
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: mccraym@bbfl.us  

Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager
(561) 742-6026
City Hall - West Wing
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310


   


The Letter:

"The City has never allowed monthly events as our Special Event Process is only for events that are considered “temporary”.  The City is currently looking into possibly obtaining a process to accommodate monthly events, but at this time it is undetermined as to whether we will allow monthly events in the future or how long it will take to create such a process.  If in the future we do allow for monthly events, I welcome you to apply for the permit, but until such time, all monthly events that are currently scheduled must be canceled.  However, you are still welcome to apply for a Special Event Permit for your annual events as these are considered temporary events.  I apologize for having to pass along this news to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me."
-Tara J.Altman

ON FACEBOOK
Rolando Chang Barrero has BLACKED OUT his profile image and pages associated with the Boynton Beach Art District until a pro-arts resoultion is established.










Thursday, July 17, 2014

Catching the Buzz: Exhibition Featured in Sun Sentinel Society Scene!

Catching the buzz: "What's All The Buzz About?" juried art exhibit


"What's All the Buzz About?" opened July 11 to a full house at the Art on Park Gallery.

Copyright © 2014, South Florida Sun-Sentinel


"The exhibition is designed elevate awareness, raise funds, and forge new relationships between the artists, community, and organizations working to save the environment."

Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Ave.
Lake Park, Florida

Now thru August 11, 2014