Friday, November 7, 2014

Two Artists With A Vision: Craig McInnis and Rolando Chang Barrero at Armory Art Center Art Salon Nov. 18th, 2014


The Founders on Art Synergy Craig McInnis and Rolando Chang Barrero at 
Armory Art Center Art Salon

Rolando Chang Barrero and Craig McInnis
 “TWO ARTISTS WITH A VISION:
THE CREATION OF ART SYNERGY - ART AND CULTURE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY” 

 ART SALON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2014 AT THE ART SALON - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

Art Synergy, happening during Art Palm Beach each January, is now bringing the work of local artists to the attention of artlovers from across the globe, thanks to the efforts of two artists with a vision.

"We are organizing the most important art exhibition of the year....only the best in Palm Beach County will be selected...." -rolando chang barrero
Click for details: The Art Synergy 2015 Exhibition

Season One debuted in January 2014. It was wildly successful, and is now going into Season Two. Art Synergy 2014 included six art districts throughout Palm Beach County, and gained the full support of David and Lee Ann Lester, cofounders of Art Palm Beach and the American International Fine Art Fair, who provided booth space within the Convention Center at both fairs.

They also gained the support of The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, The Society of the Four Arts, various mayor's offices, local CRA's and West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) . The second year is being planned now, and promises to be even more successful.

Rolando Chang Barrero, B.F.A., M.A.A.T., School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rolando is the President of the Florida Arts Association. Rolando is a professional artist and curator and maintains a working studio and gallery called ActivistArtistA at the Boynton Beach Art District where his efforts have been recognized by many awards including a Congressional Letter of Commendation 2014, Best Exhibition in Broward and Palm Beach County 2014, and Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach 2013. He will be opening a new gallery, Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art, on Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, on Friday, November 21.

Craig McInnis, professional artist, illustrator, muralist, and musician has an AAS degree in advertising design from Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His latest mural was recently completed in Northwood, and he is the Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds, where he does horror make-up, graphics, branding, set design, and has played many different characters. He is now also teaching cartooning to youth at the Armory.
The two co-Founders of Art Synergy have been working with artists throughout the county to make Art Synergy such a success. They will talk about their own work as artists, about Art Synergy as it heads into Season Two, and what this will mean for artists in Palm Beach County.

There's a $10 fee to attend

If you'd like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated, and, please, share this announcement with friends.

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.
Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.
DIRECTIONS: All Salons meet in the Library of the Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.
If you're driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the fire station. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.
If you're driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the fire station and turn right on Park Avenue. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.