Friday, June 26, 2015

Congratulations America! #LoveWins









Thursday, June 25, 2015

South Florida Gay News: Area is again thriving! By Donald Cavanaugh

South Florida Gay News: 
Boynton Arts District Recovers From Storm of the Century
By Donald Cavanaugh



SFGN: Local Name, Global Following!
Read Story Online Here:
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TONIGHT | 6-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk
404-422 W. Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida

Open Studios + Live Music + Exhibitions + Vendors
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Week! Gold Coast Comes Alive with art and music!



Gold Coast Events Not Miss!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 6-10 PM

The Boynton Beach Art District
ART WALK and OPEN MIC NIGHT

Open Studios, Live Music, and Vendors



Boynton BeachThe award winning art walk in the City of Boynton Beach, "Where Art Comes Alive," celebrates local art and music every fourth thursday of the month.  

The June art will feature the ActivistArtistA Gallery's "3 Men" exhibition featuring recent work by Rolando Chang Barrero, Michael Kupillas, and Sami Makela. 


Get your Hula on with a special dance presentation by Hawaii's Lailani.

Enjoy an evening of live music presented by MC and host,  Joseph Liberali.
Live performances by Big Salty Love, Addison Palmore, Manuel de la Cruz, Paul Varian, Oliver Hanfmann, Joshua Myer, and others come out and grace us with their musical abilities as well.





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Friday, June 26-27, 2015 

Mango & Music Fest

Stay hydrated at the upcoming 
Northwood Mango a Music Fest with
FREE refillable water bottle courtesy of  the mayor, Jeri Muoio.

MangoMusicFest.com


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Saturday, June 27, 2015 

MASS DISTRICT ART WALK

Fort Lauderdale-The newest and freshest art scene to hit Fort Lauderdale!
Featuring exhibitions, live music, fire dancers and more!


Don't miss...

"Patriotism Revisited" 
Recent Works by Rolando Chang Barrero
The Great Project Art Gallery
820 NE 4th Avenue       6-10 pm.

















Monday, June 22, 2015

In Today's SunSentinel: ActivistArtistA's '3 Men' Exhibition Makes News






Chang-Barrero, Kupillas, and Makela
at
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 6-10 pm

Get your inviation here: Register

By Jan Engoren

Boynton Beach Arts District founder Rolando Chang Barrero said, jokingly, that he "finally wanted to do a minority exhibition - an exhibition of works by men in 



"I'm inspired by the water and our beautiful beaches," said Kupillas, who is originally from New York. "It's in my job description: go to the beach and come home and paint it."


Barrero, a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute who owns the ActivistArtistA Gallery and Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, founded the nascent arts district four years ago.


A versatile artist, creating street graffiti murals as well as Old Master-inspired canal scenes from 17th century Venice, Makela stumbled upon what might be his signature works – cityscape collages with a modern twist.






Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Murals Murals Everywhere Murals! In the new Issue of New Times, The Atlantic Current, On the Art in Public Places Page and ....


ART WALK TODAY from 6-10 PM
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(west of I95 at the Boynton Beach Blvd. exit)






ART BENEFITING LIFE Before Rolando Chang Barrero and a clutch of other artists moved into the industrial area that now occupies the Boynton Beach Art District, it was a nondescript row of warehouses not unlike any of the others that dot the landscape along I-95. Fast-forward almost five years and instead of the gritty storage spaces being occupied with random car parts and stuff we no longer need, a burgeoning arts scene flourishes inside of their interiors, helped greatly by the monthly BBAD’s Art Walk. It is the definition of art making a difference. This month, “Art Making a Difference” is the central theme and title of the walk that takes place in the 400 block of West Industrial Avenue in Boynton Beach. The free walk — once deemed Best Art Walk by the staff at New Times — includes open studios, open-mic performances, live art, food and drink, vendors, and much more. “The concentration from everybody is to build community throughout and to build community between artist and layperson,” Barrero says. “We have no anchors here. No bars or businesses to attract people, so it’s strictly arts and community that keeps us going.” And the community has pulled together, donating lighting and greenery to spruce up the area. Commissioned murals on display include Chan Shepherd’s latest graffiti-inspired piece on Jesus Christ. The night runs from 6 to 10 p.m. The art walk is now operating on a summer schedule of every fourth Thursday of the month, so if you miss tonight, you’ll have to wait another 30 days for your creative fix. Visit activistartista.blogspot.com TERRA SULLIVAN



This Month's Issue of The Atlantic Current Magazine Features Boynton Beach Art District and Murals!


Thank You!
The Atlantic Current Magazine and Staff

Special Thanks To:
Dustin Wright, Publisher and Editor, and Cash W. Lambert, Senior Writer,
for visiting, taking all these wonderful photos, and of course
the amazing story.

The Atlantic Current Magazine
website




Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.waUIMoa9.dpuf












Friday, May 22, 2015

Get Free Tickets to Preview of "Love & Mercy" at Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk This Thursday


Join us Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 6-10 P

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

ART WALK and OPEN MIC
Every 4th Thursday of the Month



Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


and

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The only outdoor art exhibition open 24 hours a day!
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.ik0PLVWF.dpuf

Other Related Stories and Features....
Can Be Seen in the following websites and publications...






- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-atlantic-current-magazine-features.html#sthash.ik0PLVWF.dpuf







Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Atlantic Current Magazine Features Boynton Beach Art District and Murals!


Thank You!
The Atlantic Current Magazine and Staff

Special Thanks To:
Dustin Wright, Publisher and Editor, and Cash W. Lambert, Senior Writer,
for visiting, taking all these wonderful photos, and of course
the amazing story.

The Atlantic Current Magazine
website




Find Out More About
The Boynton Beach Art District 
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199


and

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The only outdoor art exhibition open 24 hours a day!
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199






The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walks
Every 4th Thursday of the Month!
"Where Art Comes Alive!"
May 28 - June 25 - July 23 - August 27 - September 24
Contact us for vendor opportunities!
BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com
We are located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

Inquiries about becoming a resident artist please contact


Other Related Stories and Features....
Can Be Seen in the following websites and publications...












Friday, April 24, 2015

Boynton Beach Art District Acclaim Recipient From The Examiner Business News!

Boynton Beach Art District
Fosters Vibrant Local Community 


"..word spreads through the grass roots of socially conscious South Florida!"

Murals by: Jonathan Fields, Rolando Chang Barrero, Vin Jo, Jennifer Chaparro
at Boynton Beach Art District, Courtesy: ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project®


By Joseph Liberali

The Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD) has been having these Art Walk and Open mic nights, each 4th Thursday of the month, since 2011. It’s grown in popularity as BBAD racks up press and awards for best Art Walk, and also as Rolando Chang Barerro, Artist and Director of BBAD, garners his own success and for his individual artistic work.
Consequently, the numbers of those involved expand as the word spreads through the grass roots of socially conscious South Florida. Local newspapers interested in reporting on the secret gems of Southern Floridian culture have all taken a specific liking to the BBAD, which has been a sort of darling for the local press.
For good reason too, there’s a lot to like and a lot to report on, from articles concerning one of the gallery showings that are often featured there, or perhaps one of the local artists who occupy one of the many studios, or maybe for the massive murals in various artistic stylings that align the rows of walls and garage doors throughout, also vendors and artists who make the trek from all over South Florida to sell and show their individual work, as well as musicians and poets who come out to perform on the open mic, with sizzling food trucks to provide fresh cuisine, and the surrounding local communities consisting of patrons, families, and friends.

From High Profile Collectors to Trinket and Do-Dad Hoarders?

Scenes like these, and what takes place at BBAD, rely and thrive on local folk who are interested in finding that one perfect picture or painting to take over that annoying empty space on their wall. The high profile collector who absolutely needs to stay on top of the newest trendy local painter. The trinket buyers and do-dad hoarders. These are the consumers that help keep this magical, vibrant art world turning while the circus of activity of swirls like a hurricane about them in the mystical local fair ground that is known as the Boynton Beach Art District.
A person cannot fully the grasp the entire breadth of the artistic community in South Florida without making the trip to the Boynton Beach Art District at least once. This Thursday is the perfect opportunity to make that happen.








Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Boynton Beach Art Districts Fosters Local Youth



The Boynton Beach Art Districts Fosters Local Youth

Boynton Beach Youth Gets Exhibition Before Heading for College!
Amazing! 
Simply Amazing!

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199
www.ActivistArtistA.com
Presents: 
Prodigy and A Master Exhibition 

Curator:  Rolando Chang Barrero

Thursday, April 23, 2015 7-10 PM

FREE
 
BOYNTON BEACH--City of Boynton Beach youth, Javier Duarte, a/k/a, Javi du Art gets to show his work at ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio, 
before he decides which one of the Art Schools he will attend.. 
Javi was accepted in both: Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts. 
Both in NYC.

Prodigy and A Master Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery
An exhibition of works by Javi Du Art, the youngest artist to be showcased at Art Palm Beach last January.
Javier Duarte will be exhibited along with a preview of selected works by the late Cuban Master, Pedro C. Ortiz which will open with a reception the following evening at Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth.

Javi, was selected by Paul Fisher who served as juror for the ART SynergyExhibition at Art Palm Beach this past January.
During Art Synergy's ArtWeek 2015, Javi made the rounds supporting Art Synergy at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and assisted Trina Slade-Burks and Anthony Burks Sr. of Atb Fine Artists at the Continuum: West Palm Beach Arts exhibit.







Sunday, April 12, 2015

Arte Cuba en las noticias: WPTVLatino.com


ARTE CUBA
at
Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33406
786.521.1199



http://www.wptv.com/news/latino/dos-diferentes-exhibiciones-de-arte-en-abril-exploran-la-gente-y-el-arte-cubano

English Translation:


http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/two-separate-exhibits-in-april-explore-the-people-and-art-of-cuba

 Story By Laura Santos of WPTV

ARTE CUBA!

The Work of Pedro C. Ortiz

4.24.2015 / 5.15.2015


Opening Reception

April 24, 2015 | 6-10 pm

Location

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Contact: 
Tel. 786.521.1199 


Contact: RCBfineart@gmail.com

Exhibition is organized by Tony Montiel and curator, Rolando Chang Barrero



Pedro Carlos Ortiz was born in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, on October 20, 1932. He began his university studies in architecture at the University of Havana. In 1964, he left his homeland as a political exile and headed to Madrid, Spain, where he finished his studies and received a Doctorate in Architecture.

"What I paint are images and shadows that emerge from within me and that become realities."
-- P.Ortiz

The eclectic style of artist Pedro Carlos Ortiz
transports the viewer on a journey from the working class neighborhoods of mid-twentieth century Cuba to the sun-splashed streets of Madrid. Using surreal oils and inks, he conjures the rituals and mysticism of healers and mediums who practiced a mix of indigenous African religions and Roman Catholicism, while conversely, he employs bright colors and bold strokes to evoke the purity and spirituality of the
Madonna and San Rafael.

Ortiz, master of many media, possessed an extraordinary sensitivity and simplicity. His works capture the great love he devoted to his beloved homeland, a place he never abandoned in his heart and mind.

Have questions about Arté Cuba : The Work of Perdo C. Ortiz at RCB Fine Art Lake Worth, Florida? 

" I collected Pedro for over 10 years and have a collection of 15 painting hanging in my home. 
I love the magic they add to my walls and my collection".

--Evy Baird Willis, Private Collector of Cuban Art and French Post Impressionist Art.




Excerpt from letter from the Estate of Pedro Carlos Ortiz to Rolando Chang Barrero.


" I am honored that Rolando Chang Barrero has chosen my Husband's work to
begin his series on Cuban Masters from the early Vanguard to the Present.
Although my husband was a successful architect, as well as, a fine artist here in the United States I can honestly say his art gave him his greatest satisfaction. Pedro Loved creating and
sharing his art with as many as possible. 

He was honored in his lifetime with several awards and Honors but there was not greater accomplishment to him than to place his paintings and acquire new Collectors.  I am certain that Pedro would be thrilled to introduce his work to a new audience in Palm Beach County. Again I thank Rolando for this great opportunity and Homage".--Irma Ortiz, wife of the late Perdro Carlos Ortiz