Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Paint it! An Urban Affair!Boynton Beach, May 17-18, 2013,
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Weekend long revitalization program spearheaded by ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project!
The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project is an ongoing outdoor exhibition started in 2011 to infuse the blighted Industrial Park with colorful murals. The Paint It! Weekend includes Live Music, food and drink! 10 Artists take on 10 Bay Gates and over 70 linear feet of wall. Painting live from 6 PM on Saturday night thru Sunday at Sunset!Artists participating are: Bulk, Flicker, Venom, Veins, Serafima Sokolov, Paul Caprio,
Eduardo Medieta, Rolando Chang Barrero, Winkstyes,
Nino Aliguori, and others.
Also, “Greening the Park,” will be taking place along
the fence line on Sunday!
Greening the Park, an urban garden, is being established to provide raw eats and education to the guests of the Boynton Beach Art District!
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Special thanks to Amanda Linton and Colleen Dougher!
This Saturday! It's all about Art Rock!
by Colleen Dougher, Correspondent
11:22 a.m. EDT, April 25, 2013
Art Rock, a cash-and-carry art show in West Palm Beach, may not be the best place to find a landscape painting to hang over the couch. But for those people who would appreciate a portrait of a bunny with antlers, a T-shirt that depicts a roaring lion riding a bicycle or knitted cupcakes, it's a fine way to spend an afternoon.
Now in its fourth year, Art Rock is one of several events juggled by Amanda Linton, who, along with her husband, JR Linton, owns the West Palm Beach tattoo parlor and art gallery Ink and Pistons..
Linton's art-fair career began with the 2007 launch of Stitch Rock, an indie craft fair that has spawned events such as the monthly Downtown Open Market and annual fairs such as the vintage-oriented Retro Indie Market and Art Rock. As the name of this last event suggests, it's all about art.
"There are a few handmade vendors, too," Linton says. "But I usually try to have people who blur that line between craft and art."
This year's lineup includes Calan Ree, creator of a weekly web comic about "a gingerbread boy, his odd, silent, skeletal girlfriend and the sister who wants him dead"; Freckled Purl, who crochets and knits objects designed to prompt smiles; and Rolando Chang Barrero, a painter and the owner of ActivistArtistA Gallery.
Barrero, who first participated in Art Rock last year, says he traded works with other artists, enjoyed treats and made money. "I sold over eight pieces and got a commission by a designer for a private client," he recalls. This year, he's back with new works, including his $175 acrylic-on-canvas titled "Man With Flamingo Tie."
"We have 60 vendors this year," Linton says. "I would like to say that half of those are new, which I'm excited [about]."
Among the newbies is Robert Jimenez, a.k.a. ZeroStreet, whose offerings include tiki mugs, pendants, paintings and 8x10 prints of "Bride," which depicts the frequently drawn and painted image of Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein. "It's one of the many enduring images from my childhood that informs my work," the artist says. "I hadn't ever drawn her before this piece."
Jimenez typically participates in specialty shows such as the Hukilau and Florida Supercon, but hopes to add Art Rock, which a friend recommended, to his rotation.
Art Rock will take place noon-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., in West Palm Beach. Admission is $5, free for kids 12 and under with adult. Call 561-832-1776 or go to ArtRockRocks.com.
Colleen Dougher operates the South Florida arts blog Arterpillar.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
A Day Of Giving with Matthew
Some days just stand out. April 18, 2013 was one of those days.
I got to spend the day with my friend Matthew.
What a joy it was to share a day of giving with him.
I picked him up around midday. We were both hungry, so lunch was in order, but
first we would stop by a food bank in Delray Beach to vist with
Sister Mary Anne of C.R.O.S. Ministries.
Sister Mary Anne is a humble servarnt to the homeless and hungry of Delray Beach.
You can stop by and visit with her at any time,
yet she will always ask you to wait a few seconds before engageing in conversation. She does this because she respects you,
she wants to offer you her undivided attention.
Matthew and I arrived. Matthew was excited to meet her.
He was aware of her kind deeds and knew that the pupose of our visit was
to aknowledge her for it. We were going to give her a TOFA coin!
|Tokens of Appreciation|
We woud be giving her this amazing little coin to let her know that she matters!
She matters in our lives, in our community, in our world!
|Matthew and Sister Mary Anne|
Here is a picture of Matthew offering his love and appriciation to Sister Mary Anne.
|Matthew waiting to place his order|
Matthew enjoys eating Caesar salads, so off to Nature's Way Cafe on Atlanic Ave.
He orders his salad, but not before he inquires how long the establishment has been in business and if the the cashier enjoys working there. Satisfied with the responses given he agrees to order and states that it a beautiful day and he will be enjoy his lunch outside.
|Matthew an I at Natures Way Cafe|
A genuine soul, Matthew greeted evreyone who entered and
bid them farewell as they left. Midway through lunch our conversation led us to art, as it often does. He said missed his classes at Milagro Center, that it was in Delray Beach.
I asked if would like to vist and say hello to Steve. He agreeed that it was a fantastic adventure to do so! So off we went to The Milagro Center.
|Artist, Steve Backus with Matthew|
Our next coin was going to Kate Cahill at The Delray Recover Center, for her support of the Careing Kitchen Fundraiser!
The office was buzzing with excitement and joy that Matthew brings with him everywhere he goes. He even broke out in song after proudly declaring his role in a Barber Shop Quartete. We visited with various counselors, one even showed us a TOFA coin that she had reived in the past. Just as we were leaving, my friend Brett pulls up in his car. After a brief introduction Matthew assures Brett (administrator of DRC) that Delray Recovey Center is a good place because there are many sick people who need to get better. I do believe Brett got teary eyed hearing Matthew so simply stating the centers primary purpose with such genuine gratitude.
Here is Matthew handing a shiny coin to shiny soul. Chef Suzanne Perrotto of Brulé humbly accepts her token of appreciation, while aknowledging Matthews keen observation that working in a restaurant is very hard work and that she's doing a great job! I think Suzanne was left speechless!
Next we went to visit with a dear friend and a privious TOFA coin recipient,
Ms. Kate LeFleur, who Matthew and I both accorded was a beautiful and shiny person too.
Our last stop on our adventures was to visit with Jonathan Delgado of Project Maté.
Jonathan is the founder of Delray's only Maté Bar. With the TOFA coin presented, and a refreshing cup of Maté tea enjoyed. Matthew and I concured Jonathan is cool...and his teas are delicious!
I leave with this thought....
Everyday can be a Day of Giving.
It just so much more fun when it's....
A Day of Giving with Matthew!
A Day Of Giving with Matthew
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:00 -8:00 p.m., City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd.. "Environment and Our Community: Process and Practices, Part II" presentation.
Boynton Beach Art in Public Places sponsored by Activista Artists Gallery and Studio presents an Earth Day program to educate and inform the public about legacy projects and their impact on communities; organic, wellness and health; how to achieve your full potential; LEED Platinum sustainable Galaxy E3 Elementary School and its engineering, environment and energy education program; the EcoArt projects in Boynton Beach and throughout the county and Kinetic Art Wind Turbines. The program is FREE to the public and features the following presentations:
Introduction and welcome by Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton Beach Art in Public Places
Moderated by: Rolando Chang Barrero, Artist and Arts Advocate of Activista Artista
Lucy Keshavarz, Artist and EcoArtist of Art and Culture Group, Inc.
“Making the invisible visible through EcoArt: Dixie EcoWalk at Seabourn Cove and Westgate Babbling Brook”
Jay Moskowitz, Peerless Wind Systems Corporation
"Kinetic Wind Turbines"
Kristine Bauer, Founder of Nourishe, Wellness and Organic Products
"Through her practice that teaches about organic, wellness and health - how it allows one to achieve their full potential."
Jo Engelesson, Founder of Gratitude and Leadership
"Connections and examples of past 10 Legacy projects and their impact on community."
Thorn Grafton, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Zyscovich Architects
"Galaxy E3 Elementary School LEED Platinum sustainable building"
Ed Capitano, Principal, Galaxy E3 Elementary School
"Galaxy E3 Elementary School, Engineering, Environment and Energy education"
For more information visit Boynton Beach Art in Public Places facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BoyntonBeachArtInPublicPlaces orwww.boyntonbeacharts.org. Or Activista Artista facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/577793752245563/
Friday, April 12, 2013
ActivistArtisA Gallery/Studio and The Boynton Beach Art District will continue to create FACEBOOK EVENTS, but will not be INVITING anyone personally useing this format.
We have created a MailChip Account which allows you opt whether or not you want to be on our mailing list, and offers you the choice to unsubscibe at any time.
If you would like to receive updates about news, events, art calls, etc. we will be sending 1 monthy newsletter.
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Rolando Chang Barrero
The Boynton Beach Art District
422 West Industrial Ave.,
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Thursday, April 11, 2013
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3 Images of privious work
April 25th, 2013 6-10 PM
422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
On going Open Mic Night!
Every Third Thursday of the Month
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
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The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
Submissions for The Bay Gates Project are being accepted thru April 30, 2013!
Production of work to be done on May 18-19.
Please email ONLY to ActivistArtistA@gmail.com....
The Bay Gates are approx. 11' x 13'
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Boca Woods Country Club treated to Turkish cuisines, local art and Bahamian culture on Culinary Tour
The Taste History Culinary Tour hosted on March 20th for the Boca Woods Country Club traveled the world without leaving Palm Beach County, Florida.
The residents from Boca Woods experienced a symphony of food, art and culture in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida.