Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July from Rolando Chang Barrero


Happy 4th of July!! 
Rolando Chang Barrero 
BFA, MAAT, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Artist, Advocate, Writer, and Community Leader, 
Founder of the Florida Arts Association  
Recent Awards:  
Recipient of Congressional Letter of Commendation, 2014  
Curator of Best Art Exhibition, 2014  
Producer of Best Art Walk 2013


With over 30 years of experience in the arts...
Rolando Chang Barrero, began his career in his mid teens as a male model for Allied Department Stores (Macy’s , Burdines) and Associated Dry Goods (Jordan Marsh). By the time he was 18 he had transitioned into the fashion world as a stylist and ultimately a designer with his apparel designs on various covers of Details Magazine an Women’s Wear Daily. He has worked as a personal fashion stylist and merchandiser for individuals, as well as boutiques in Beverly Hills.

 
By the late 80’s having accumulated impeccable references, resulting from work with many notable artists and filmmakers, Rolando was accepted into the most prestigious art programs in the U.S.: Harvard (art history), Rhode Island School of design (graphic design), and The School of The Art Institute (studio art) where he was offered a full scholarship.


After graduating with honors and being awarded The Ryerson Travelling Fellowship in 1990 Rolando began a masters program in art therapy. He also began to travel Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His studies and travel were abruptly interrupted in 1993 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.


Rolando retuned to the art scene 18 years later in 2011. Since his returned he has organized and developed the thriving Boynton Beach Art District, won many accolades for the press, been featured in many magazines, and successfully established himself as an exhibiting visual artists once again.



Selected Articles:

Delray Beach Magazine:

Palm Beach Post:

Sun Sentinel: 

WLRN: