Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Murals at Boynton Beach Art District are Inspiring Works with a Message!

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
An outdoor exhibition
curated by
Rolando Chang Barrero
located at
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

-The latest incarnation of the lauded ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project is called"Inspiring Works."
The 2015-2016 Project Concept:
Inspiring Works

Selected Artists 2015-2016:
 Eduardo Mendieta, Ripes, Sami Makela, Kelcie McQuaid, Pascual Bartolo and students of Boynton Beach High School, Renda Writer, Jonathan Fields, Patricia Awapara, Melissa Martinez, Marcos Conde, and Dalhia Patrice Perryman 

ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project Murals Currently on Exhibit:

Gregory Dirr

Diane Arrieta

"Save the Whales"

Sami Makela

-Margaret Mead
Rolando Chang Barrero

“Wear Life Like a Loose Garment”
-St. Francis
Created as a Tribute to Women and Breast Cancer Awarenes

Eduardo Medieta


Patricia Awapara


Rolando Chang Barrero
"America the Beautiful"
-katharine Lee Bates

Pascual Bartolo and Boynton Beach High Students

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength"-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Renda Writer
"Be as you wish to seem"-Socrates

Patrice Simmons

" It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Marcos Conde
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein

Melissa Martinez

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."- Khalil Gibran 


The ActivistArtiststA Bay Gates Project began in mid 2011 to the sound of a local santero playing his conga drum while artist Chan Shepherd created a brown skinned Babalú Ayé a/k/a San Lázaro to the bay gate of the recently opened ActivistArtistA Gallery at what is now recognized as the Boynton Beach Art District. 

Rolando Chang Barrero initiated the outdoor exhibition project with the assistance of Boynton Beach's Public Arts Administrator, Debby Coles-Dobay, who was instrumental in getting an addendum to allow the murals at the Boynton Beach Art District located in Boynton Beach's Industrial Park area. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Today in the Sun Sentinel: Artists Mobize for Climate Action by Jan Engoren

Artists Mobize for Climate Action
SunSentinel by Jan Engoran, October 27, 2015

Artists for Climate Action, including many from Boynton Beach, marched in Miami on Oct. 14 with the local chapter of the South Florida Climate Action Coalition as a follow up to the People's Climate March in New York City last October.
Working out of HackLab in Boynton Beach, the artists mobilized and created a large illuminated sun that they carried aloft during the march. Read full story here SunSentinel TODAY
"Local artists, including Rolando Chang Barrero, founder of the Boynton Beach Arts District, snapped photos of the recent high tides, as part of the King Tides Project, an international initiative of citizen scientists capturing data and images showing what future sea levels will be and what is at risk.During the recent supermoon, Barrero went out with his camera and caught images of flooded streets along East Ocean Avenue and the Boynton Beach Marina and of the Palm Beach Yacht Club on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rolando Chang Barrero to Exhibit Recent Paintings at Cuba Libre Exhibit in Miami Nov. 5-25, 2015


November 5-25, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 6 P.M.

Blank Canvas Gallery
46 NW 36 Street, Suite 3, Miami, Florida 33127

Reception November 5, 2015 | 6 PM

Facebook Event Page

Blank Canvas Gallery will be hosting the Cuban-American Exhibition “Cuba Libre” for the month of November. Its opening will take place November 5th 2015 at 6pm.  Blank Canvas Gallery is located in Wynwood, Miami's most notable art district, at 46 NW 36th Street, Suite #3, Miami, Florida 33127, the gallery will showcase eight contemporary artists: Alejandro Justiz - Damien Cruz- Freddy Villamil Jose Gonzalez Grillo- Marcy Grosso - Patricio Rodriguez - Raul Hernandez and Rolando Chang Barrerowhose artwork constantly promote freedom of creativity. 

“Cuba Libre” will be open to the public until November 25th 2015 and a percentage of the sales for this month will be donated to buy art supply for children in need. We hope to get the attention from the Latin-American public for this Hispanic Heritage month and the support of the residents of south Florida to the Latin-American art.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

This Thursday! A Tribute to Women In Boynton Beach

Thursday Night: October 22, 2015 | 6-10 P.M
Boynton Beach Art District

410-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Tribute to Women

Open Studios by Resident Artists:
Michael Kupillas, Dianett Doyle, Vishan Seenath,
Richard Beau-Lieu, Renee Kemp, Rolando Chang Barrero


Mural Painting 
by Rolando Chang Barrero

Live Music presented by Joseph Liberali

6:00 Ian Wehmeyer
6:30 David Ware
7:00 Sabrina Zarmati
7:45 Shernide Delva
8:00 Joseph Liberali
9:00 Alex Bach


Boynton Beach Art District
"Where Art Comes Alive"

Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rolando Chang Barrero Re-Creates Painting for Breast Cancer Awareness

Rolando Chang Barrero

"In support of breast Cancer awareness month and in honor of the many women in my life, some of which have passed away, some of which have been challenged with breast cancer, I will re-create this painting on the 11' x 13' foot warehouse gate of my studio at the Boynton Beach Art District." -RCB

Rolando Chang Barrero
ActivistArtistA Studio
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426


The Boynton Beach Art District
Tribute to Women and Jam Sessions
Thur., Oct. 22, 2015 | 6-10 PMOpen Studios and Live Music
Ian Wehmeyer

Monique Chalk Hubshman

Sabrina Zarmati

Shernide Delva
Joseph Liberali 
Alex Bach 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday! Nina Kauder of Bean Scene at Golden Art and Music Festival at Boynton's Art District!

Chef Nina Kauder
The Bean Scene of Florida
Art and Music Celebration
This Sunday, October 11, 2015 | 1-6 PM

On Sunday, Bean Scene Florida features mind-blowing ‪#‎plantstrong‬‪#‎foodie‬ ‪#‎vending‬ at Golden - the 5 year anniversary of the Boynton beach arts district!
Everglades Treats brings most unusual foraged preserves and spreads, Emerging Bean Scene chefs with international offerings: Veggie Pad Thai by Chef Barrae, Afghani Chutneys and Fresh breads by Farmer Azizi, Curried Chickpeas by Chef Lynn, refreshing cukes and pickles by Greta,Edamoli spreads in 4 flavors, Kombucha and veggies by Moe's FermentedsRawsome Eats and treats and finally, a FULL MENU by @Sunflower fields - ready for this? All vegan/All mind blowing!!

FOOD: Chicken croissants w/ buffalo sauce + chicken Parmesan croissants, Samosas, Cauliflower pizzas
TREATS: Espresso walnut brownies, Pumpkin rice Krispy treats, Graveyard cupcakes with chocolate filling, fall leaf cupcakes, passion fruit raspberry cupcakes, Spiced latte bites, smores Frankenstein cupcakes, chocolate owl cupcakes, Salted caramel pretzel crust brownies, Mint chip sugar cookies, Pumpkin cheesecakes
BREWS: Cold brew Blackberry sage iced tea, Pumpkin juice and Iced coconut matcha latte
Rolando Chang Barrero - we're ready for you!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TODAY in the Sun Sentinel! Family friendly Golden Art and Music Celebration Oct. 10-11 at the Boynton Beach Art District

Boynton Beach Art District celebrates fifth anniversary
Family friendly Golden Art and Music Celebration Oct. 10-11 at the 
Boynton Beach Art District

"In the last five years the Boynton Beach Art District has become the vortex of creativity in Palm Beach County and I've had the privilege of watching it happen," said founder and artist Rolando Chang Barrero."

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015 | 1- 6 PM

Monday, October 5, 2015

3 Art Districts Unite to Celebrate Art and Music at Golden on October 11, 2015

Golden Art and Music Fest Creates Unity Among Art Districts in Broward and Palm Beach County.


The Freddy and Nickie Hennevelt of ARTX: Northwood Village Art District in West Palm will join Fort Lauderdale’s MASS Art District director, Ed Burnette, 
at the Boynton Beach Art District's 5 year anniversary celebration.
ARTX and MASS will be bringing select artists to BBAD in an unprecedented exchange between Palm Beach and Broward Counties organized by BBAD director, Rolando Chang Barrero.

Golden Art and Music Celebration will also bring artists from Dade County for the day long series of festivities that include:

Inspiring Works Murals the yearly transformation of the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project where muralist Eduardo Mendieta, Ripes, Kelcie McQuaid, Pascual Bartolo, Chris Acevedo, Renda Writer, Jonathan Fields, Patricia Awapara, Melissa Martinez, Marcos Conde, and Dalhia Patrice Perryman will be painting live.

The First AERO ART Presentation by Artists Rolando Chang Barrero, Thomas McAvoy, Michael Kupillas, and guest Pascal Doytier of 
Talking Off The Wall Magazine.

Music Showcase begins at 1 PM and continues all day featuring:
DuOver,  Captain and the Beall, Max Dubose, Joseph Liberali, Sean Hanley and other guest musicians.

Hearts of Gold: A Renda Hitz Heart Project: A hands on rug heART project for adults and children to benefit the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization.
Artists; Renda Writer, Billy Hitz, Effis Art and guest Craig McInnis will be creating, teaching, educating, and just having fun with all who wish to join! 

Beach Scene Florida and  Secret Garden Cafe of Boynton Beach will be there to provide delicious green eats and treats for everyone!