Friday, October 24, 2014

Florida Atlantic University Publishes Book: Includes Homoerotic Works by Rolando Chang Barrero

"Mi Pajaro" a solo exhibition of works by artist, Rolando Chang Barrero will open to the public on Monday, October 27, 2014 and run through December 12, 2014.

The exhibition of 10 recent works, curated by Diane Arrieta, is accompanied by an essay about his work written by Nan Runde and published by the 
Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Library.

Included in the book which highlights past and present works are two homoerotic works created during the peak of the AIDs pandemic in the 1980's.

"Jesse Helms in the Garden of Adam and Steve" and "Til the Cows Come Home" were two of three reactionary works that earned the artist the nick name of 
Activist Artist.
The third work which (no image available) was titled "Growning up is Great" was censored in an AIDS benefit exhibit and is currently in a private collection. 

"I am very happy to see these works published by Florida Atlantic University. 
These two paintings will not be included in this exhibition because they were recently exhibitited in a prior solo exhibition at UNIT 1, which was curated by Jacques de Beaufort, Art History Professor at Palm Beach State College " 
-- Rolando Chang Barrero

"Many of Rolando Chang Barreros paintings lean toward the literal and visually complex, particularly his more overtly political and frankly homoerotic pieces ...."

Mi Pajaro is now available in the FAU permanent book collection and is searchable worldwide on world cat where people from all over the U.S. may borrow them through the library system.
Also, available for purchase online at blurb

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Video: BBAD Mural Project - October, 2014

Join us This Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6-11 PM 

4th Anniversary Celebration Art Walk!
Come see the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project!

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

Special Thanks to Michael Kupillas and Michael Simon.

Live Music! Open Studios! Vendors!! 
Fun! Food! Frolic!

Open Studios:
Rolando Chang Barrero
Michael Kupillas
Barb Fernandez
Dianett Doyle
Renee Kemp
Jonny Tinnitus
Richard Beau-Lieu
Music By:
Jon Greco Band
She's Neurotic
Food Trucks:
Murals by:
Registered Artist
Emmanul Gonzales
Gregory Dirr
Nicole Galluccio
Nate Dee
Amanda Valdez
Jennifer Caparro
Jonathon Fields
Ivan Roque
Danny Ferre

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photos From Fire Fest 2014 at JDSP

Explorer, Andre Perez, Photo by Rolando Chang Barrero

Fire Fest is fun-filled, Halloween-themed family event educating the community about prescribed fire and fire safety awareness in Florida! This annual Fall event in meant to increase awareness and appreciation of the park’s unique flora and fauna, recreational opportunities, and rich natural history. While attending Fire Fest, visitors learn how prescribed burning preserves our urban interface, improves habitat for native wildlife and plant species, and replenishes the environment’s nutrients. Many of Florida’s plants and animals, including the iconic Scrub-jay, are dependent on prescribed fire. During Fire Fest, prescribed burn demonstrations are led by the Florida Park Service’s District Five Fire Team in full fire-gear and include the ignition of the fire, “brush” trucks ready to spray water, exposition of firefighting hand-tools, and Q & A during and after the burn demonstrations. Other fun activities include live music, swamp buggy rides, hayrides, a bounce-house/game alley, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, scavenger hunts, live animal exhibits, and a Spooky Trail. Inside the Kimbell Education Center, visitors will enjoy interactive exhibits, short films and arts and crafts activitiesLocal artists, Rolando Barrero and Debbie Mostel 
Guest artist: Barb Fernandez

The Materials:

The Project:

The Staff and the Artists:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

“Mi Pajaro” Exhibition of works by Rolando Chang Barrero, FAU MacArthur Library, October 27, 2014 through December 12, 2014

America by Rolando Chang Barrero 2014

“Mi Pajaro”
A Solo Exhibition of works by Rolando Chang Barrero
October 27, 2014 through December 12, 2014

MacArthur Library Gallery
Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus

5353 Parkside Drive

Jupiter, FL 33458
Contact: Diane Arrieta, Curator

“Many of Rolando Chang Barreros paintings lean toward the literal and visually complex, particularly his more overtly political and frankly homoerotic pieces and even his stylized portraits.  His series paintings, in contrast, dispense with anatomical accuracy and specificity and employ a single motif repeatedly, reducing figures almost to glyphs.  In their broad strokes, child-like simplicity, and whimsy, these paintings have an affinity with the work of Paul Klee.  Like Klee, Barrero jettisons realism intentionally, freeing himself not only from its technical constraints but also from the primacy of material reality.  The simplicity of the surface belies the multiplicity of layers beneath.”
(excerpt from essay by Nan Runde for exhibition catalogue)

Rolando Chang Barrero is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts, recognized as one the Green Movements top Trailblazers of South Florida (SunSentinel), and one of the most intriguing men in the arts 2014 (SFG News). Rolando has recently been invited to exhibit an installation of 25 of 30 current works at his ENDANGERED BIRDS Series during Art Basel 2014 in Miami.The remaining 10 Painting frome EB series will be on display at the Mi Pajaro exhibit. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Artist Seeks Support from Community To Get Work Shown at Inernational Expo.

My name is Rolando Chang Barrero, I asking for your vote.
I would like to particiapate in the SCOPE Exhibition during Art Basel 2014 
which is held in Miami, Florida.

I am an independent artist.

If you would like to see more of work before casting your vote
feel free to view my work at
I appreciate you support!
-Rolando Chang Barrero, B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Vote for Your Favorite Artist Now

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation continue to partner together to showcase emerging artists. During Artisan Series, a select group of artists will be chosen from online submissions and local art gallery events for a chance to exhibit their work at the Grand Finale event at the SCOPE MIAMI BEACH Art Show. The creators of the top three pieces from the Grand Finale will participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Mural project in each of their hometowns, and the Grand Finale Winner will receive a solo show at SCOPE NYC in March 2015.

Voici Voter

Mon nom est Rolando Chang Barrero, je vous demande votre vote.
Je voudrais particiapate à l'Exposition SCOPE pendant Art Basel 2014
qui se tient à Miami, en Floride.

Je suis un artiste indépendant.

Si vous souhaitez voir plus de travail avant votre vote
n'hésitez pas à voir mon travail à

J'apprécie que vous soutenez!
-Rolando Chang Barrero, B.F.A. École de l'Art Institute de Chicago

Vote Hier

Mein Name ist Rolando Chang Barrero, ich bat um Ihre Stimme.
Ich möchte während der Art Basel 2014 in der SCOPE Messe particiapate
die in Miami, Florida stattfindet.

Ich bin ein unabhängiger Künstler.

Wenn Sie möchten, um mehr von der Arbeit, bevor die Stimmabgabe zu sehen
fühlen Sie sich frei, um meine Arbeit zu sehen

Ich schätze Sie zu unterstützen!
-Rolando Chang Barrero, B.F.A. Schule des Art Institute of Chicago

यहाँ वोट

मेरा नाम है मैं अपने वोट के लिए पूछ रही है, Rolando चांग Barrero है.
मैं कला बेसल 2014 के दौरान स्कोप प्रदर्शनी में particiapate करना चाहते हैं
जो मियामी, फ्लोरिडा में आयोजित किया जाता है.

मैं एक स्वतंत्र कलाकार हूँ.

आप अपने वोट डालने से पहले काम के और अधिक देखने के लिए चाहते हैं में मेरे काम को देखने के लिए स्वतंत्र महसूस

मैं आप का समर्थन की सराहना करते हैं!
-Rolando चांग Barrero, B.F.A. शिकागो के कला संस्थान के स्कूल

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Boynton Beach Art District Anniversary Art Walk October's Biiggest Event in Palm Beach County

Art for the Masses by Jennifer Chaparro

Anniversary Art Walk 
October's Biggest Event in Palm Beach County
Thursday Night 
October 23, 2014 | 6-11 pm

Click RSVP to join the celebration!

With a new fresh new look and an outstanding line up of talent, 
The Best Bet for Arts and Entertainment is the
Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk
"Where Art Comes Alive!"

Awarded Best Exhibition 2014
Awarded Best Art Walk 2013
Congressional Letter of Commendation for children's program!

Open Studios, featuring works by resident artists: Richard Beau-Lieu, Michael Kuppillas, Dianette Doyle, Rolando Chang Barrero, Rene Kemp, and new memeber 
Barb Fernandez.

Recently in the news!

Founders of the Art District to Celebrate 4th Anniversary

New Murals throughout the Art District created by:
Amanda Valdes, Chanimal Shephered, Registered Artist, Ivan Roque, Nate Dee, 
Jennifer Chaparro, Jonathan Fields, Gregory Dirr, Emmanuel Gonzales, 
Nicole Galluccio, and Danny Ferre!
Visit the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project on Facebook!

Live Music from 7-10 PM
Montage, The Jon Greco Band, and She's Neurotic

Food Trucks and Vendors!
Ps561, Bruno's, Secret Garden Cafe
Specialtiy Art and Craft Vendors!

Event is Family Freindy and Free!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Palm Beach Post! Unveiling of Murals at Boynton Beach

Nate Dee

Boynton Beach Art District to celebrate anniversary, unveil murals

TODAY, October 5th, 2014

Boynton Beach Art District
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Walking tour of the
ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
1-3 PM

Jonathan Fields

By Alex Seltzer 

The Boynton Beach Art District is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a party on Sunday.
Along with the anniversary, the art district will also be celebrating the new murals that have been painted on Industrial Avenue.
Twelve new murals will be unveiled during a walking tour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. The district is at 404-422 W. Industrial Ave.
Here are a list of the involved artists: Jonathan Fields, Jennifer Chaparro, Gregory Dirr, Amanda Valdes, Kazilla, Nate Dee, Danny Ferre, Chanimal, Emmanuel Gonzales, Registered Artist, Ivan Roque and Nicole Galluccio.
Visit the art district website for more info: Boynton Beach Art District
Read our most Palm Beach Post story on the art district:
 Boynton Beach Art District to celebrate fourth anniversary

Press Release

Registered Artist
Ivan Roque
Nicole Galluccio

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ART SYNERGY Exhibit at ArtPalmBeach Jan-21-25 2015: Art Call NOW ONLINE!!

Co-Founders: Rolando Chang Barrero and Craig McInnis are proud to announce that Art Synergy 2015 Exhibition is open to all professional artists in Palm Beach County. 

Please visit our website ART SYNERGY

ArtSynery 2015 Exhibition, January 21-25, 2015 is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists of Palm Beach County at the 18th Anniversary of ArtPalmBeach Fair 2015. This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL., and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For Immediate Release: Boynton Beach Art District Celebrates 4th Anniversary with New Look this Sunday

Mural proposal by Emmanuel Gonzales

Boynton Beach Art Distict 
Celebrates 4th Anniversary with New Look and New Sound!

South Florida's highly celebrated Boynton Beach Art District is turning 4! 
The celelbrations begins this 

Sunday, October 5th with the unveiling of 

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project 2014-15
12 new murals and a walking tour from 2-4 pm. 

The festivities continue through Thursday, October 23rd with a 
Special Anniersary Art Walk
Featuring Music by
The Jon Greco Band and She's Neurotic

Both Events are Free

The Boynton Beach Art District
"Where Art Comes Alive"
located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave.

Paint it! Re-Paint!
A WPA Inspired Mural Project
The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates 

The transformation has begun and will be complete by this Sunday in time for the tour.
All are invited to come by a take a look at us now!

Artists: Jonathan Fields, Jennifer Chaparro, Gregory Dirr, Amanda Valdes,
Kazilla, Nate Dee, Danny Ferre, Chanimal, Emmanuel Gonzales,
Regitered Artist, Ivan Roque, and Nicole Galluccio.

Completed murals already on display....

Team USA by Jonathon Fields
Art for the Masses by Jennifer Chaparro

Here are a couple of the proposals accepted....

by Amanda Valdes

By Nate Dee

by Gregory Dirr

Monday, September 29, 2014

Boynton Beach Mural Project Stage for Mustang Photo Shoot

Photography: Rolando Chang Barrero
Rolando Chang Barrero's
ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(Open to the Community All Day)

Boynton Beach Mural Project Stage for Mustang Photo Shoot

A group of young men and women car collectors by the name of 
"THE DIRTY PONIES" of South Florida, 
decended upon the City of Boynton Beach and 
gathered at Palm Beach County's most lauded outdoor mural project for a photo shoot.

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project which is currently in it's 4th transformation 
has served viedographers, filmakers, and photgraphers as one of the most popular 
background locations since it's inception over 3 years ago.

Here are some of the pics taken by BBAD's resident artist and curator of the project, 
Rolando Chang Barrero.  

Please contact: for information

"There is no better gift than watching the art's district being used by our community!"
-Rolando Chang Barrero