Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Breaking News: ArtPalmBeach and ArtSynergy Organizing Satellite Exhibitions

Art Synergy in collaboration with Art Palm Beach and the support of the Palm Beach Cultural Council will produce four inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in January 2014 during Art Palm Beach weekend.
Art Synergy is creating the long awaited milestone for the advancement of the arts in Palm Beach County.

January 24-26, 2014

Art Synergy:
Rolando Chang Barrero at 786-521-1199
Craig McInnis at 561-389-4800

In collaboration with Lee Ann Lester, organizer of Art Palm Beach, a group of Palm Beach County artists, led by Rolando Chang Barrero and Craig McInnis, have organized themselves under the banner of Art Synergy to organize art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County to produce four inaugural satellite exhibitions during Art Palm Beach.

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.

The four satellite exhibitions; ARTal’FRESCOArtPOPContinuum, and ArtX will highlight the vibrant art scene which community arts advocates, established in their respective niches in Palm Beach County.

Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero who took the run down industrial park in Boynton Beach and created the Boynton Beach Arts District, ultimately winning the title of “Best Art Walk in 2013”, will host ARTal’Fresco.ARTal’FRESCO, the first of a series of four exhibitions will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Continuum on Clematis is being organized Art Synergy co-founder and visual artist, Craig McInnis with local artists team of ATB Collaborations: Anthony and Trina Burks, who recently presented theAfrican Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center.

Also, on Saturday: ArtX at Northwood Village, is spearheaded by Freddy Hennevelt and wife Nickie who have been the force behind the newly organized Historic Northwood Village Art Walk.

Sunday, January 26, 2014, Art POP in Lake Worth, is being created by Emily Theodossakos -Marketing and Program Manager Lake Worth CRA – LULA,
Walking tour of the Art Lofts project and the Arches will conclude the series of events.


In early 2013 with the help (and at the urging of) nationally known artist / activist Frank Batista; Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK.

Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.

The first initiative Rolando and Craig wanted to tackle was a program of events to coincide with Art Palm Beach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel.

Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape. As of October 2013 it includes 4 art districts, These 4 locations will feature works by artists from all over Palm Beach County during the week of Art Palm Beach (January 23-27 2014).

ART SYNERGY's future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer.

With the help of local CRAs / Public Arts Depts. / the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go... onward and upward. ART SYNERGY leaders: Rolando Barrerro -Boynton Beach Art District / Trina and Anthony Burks -ATB Fine Arts / Craig McInnis - local artist / Outreach Director Jerry's Artarama / Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt- Hennevelts Gallery Northwood / Emily Theodossakos -Marketing and Program Manager Lake Worth CRA - LULA.

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