Friday, March 24, 2017

in The Sun Sentinel: Today Federal cuts prompt artist's 10-hour free expression event


President Donald Trump has put forth his proposed budget, which calls for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Other cuts include the departments of Education and Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency programs, among many others. 
Artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who runs the ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach and the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, and his fellow artists are reacting to proposed budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
For his upcoming KeroWACKED Show at the Boynton Beach Arts District, Barrero said he is organizing "Sound Out Loud," a 10-hour open-mic event for people to express their First Amendment rights "as if they might not have this opportunity again."
Forty people will get their turn at the microphone for 15 minutes each from noon to 10 p.m. April 16 at ActivistArtistA, 422 W. Industrial Ave. Email BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com to reserve a spot.
A companion exhibit, "Lest We Forget," remembers the Holocaust and the results of what happens when government separates people by religion and/or nationality, Barrero said.
"The ideas for these shows came about as a direct result of the current political climate and Trump's policies," he said. Continue to full story.


Sound Out Loud!
Sponsored by ActivistArtistA, Fare Play, and The Box Gallery 



April 16, 2017 | 12-10P
Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com







Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Palm Beach Arts Paper: High-end blue chip art of Picasso and Chagall with the best of the regional art!

Art Boca Raton finds good groove in its second year by Sandra Schulman

Rolando Chang Barrero at Art Boca Raton.

Gliding into its second year, Art Boca Raton has found a groove, mixing the high-end blue chip art of Picasso and Chagall with the best of the regional art and artists like Cheryl Maeder and Rolando Chang Barrero. Continue Reading....






Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Responds With Warning: "Lest We Forget"


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LestWeForget
 #LestWeForgetProject by artist Rolando Chang Barrero with the collaboration of Photographer Flávio Iryoda.

Rolando Chang Barrero Artist #LestWeForgetProject came about as a direct result of the current #political climate in the United States and President Donald J. Trump #Policies.
The #LestWeForgetProject is a series of images of people concerned that similarities between the current political climete and those of the past. If you would like to participate contact ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

All participant we invited to choose one or more colored triangles that they felt represented themselves or, a class of people that they were concerned about.



"I am Jewish so I chose the yellow triangle, seeing more and more antisemitism across Europe and even the United States is disheartening, and I think things like this project will shine a light not only on the holocaust, but also help people remember what happened and could definitely happen again. I absolutely love the work you are doing, and that's why I participated!"



Thank you Guy Icangelo for participating in #LestWeForgetProject 
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I participated in this project because bullies, racists, xenophobes, and haters of every category believe we in opposition will not fight back. As usual, they are wrong. I chose to wear the red triangle which political prisoners were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps. I am in awe of the people who were marked this way. Against all odds, they fearlessly opposed government implemented policies that demonized and denigrated human beings, a government that promoted aggressive nationalism over international cooperation, and, a government that dreamt of world domination through force. Sound familiar? Oppose. Resist. No pasaran. - Guy Icangelo​I
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Artist Rolando Chang Barrero​ Responds With Warning: "Lest We Forget" activistartista.blogspot.com/2017/03/artist-rolando-chang-barrero-responds.html
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#LestWeForget





#LestWeForget #LestWeForgetProject by artist Rolando Chang Barrero with the collaboration of Photographer Flávio Iryoda.

Rolando Chang Barrero Artist #LestWeForgetProject came about as a direct result of the current #political climate in the United States and President Donald J. Trump #Policies.
The #LestWeForgetProject is a series of images of people concerned that similarities between the current political climete and those of the past. If you would like to participate contact ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

All participant we invited to choose one or more colored triangles that they felt represented themselves or, a class of people that they were concerned about.