Monday, August 19, 2013

Calhoun and Baum in Retrospective Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery: Rickie Report


Thank you, Rickie!

Valyn Calhoun: Retrospective with Rita Baum

Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, of ActivistArtista Gallery has chosen one of South Florida’s most controversial artists for his next exhibit.  Photographer, Valyn Calhoun incorporates fashion, fetishism, homoerotocism and nightlife into his highly stylized imagery.  The Opening Night of this exhibit coincides with the Boynton Beach Arts District’s Art Walk on August 22.  RSVP is suggested. More details about the second reception for this exhibit and some images follow in this article.

Valyn Calhoun: Retrospective

with Rita Baum

ActivistArtistA Gallery

422 West Industrial Ave.,

Boynton Beach, Florida 33427

8-22-13 thru 9-27-13

Opening day coincides with
The Boynton Beach art District Art Walk
Thursday, August 22, 2013
RSVP On Facebook
VIP Grand Reception will be held on
Saturday, August 24, 2013
For invitation to the VIP reception please RSVP.


Homoeroticism, fetishism, fashion, and nightlife frolic are only a few themes that, photographer, Valyn Calhoun incorporates into his elegant and highly stylized imagery. Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, of ActivistArtistA Gallery has cherry picked quite possibly the most controversial artist in South Florida for his next exhibition.
Included among the images chosen for the Valyn Calhoun: Retrospective includes a series of erotic self-portraits, as well as selected portraits with the photographer as muse by Rita Baum.  Expected to be this summers most attended exhibition, two opening dates have been organized. The exhibition will open on August 22 and run through September 27, 2013
Here is a wonderful video interview of Rolando.  Take a few minutes to listen as he explains not only about this exhibit, but his philosophy of art and life.  
All Photographs below are by Valyn Calhoun: Courtesy of ActivistArtistA Gallery
This Month’s Hottest VIP Party! AUG 24 | 7 PM Valyn Calhoun: Retrospective VIP Grand Opening For your invitation RSVP:
Bands, including Dooms de Pop, DJ sets by Beat Theif, a fire dance presentation by the Philosifires, and even Christopher Lee’s Frankie Dogs foodcart will be on site to provide healthy veggie dogs.

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