Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Congressional Letter Recipient Joins Project Seahorse Friday for Youth Outreach

Rolando Chang Barrero Joins Project Seahorse 
Friday Night, June 27, 2014 | 6-9 PM

Ocean Mall on Singer Island, June 26th and 27th from 6 pm to 10pm each night. 
The event is part of Project SeahorseT

This friday night artist and 2014 Congressional Letter of Commendation Recipient, Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Artist will join the team to inspire the Youth of Riviera Beach in a long anticipated YOUTH PROGRAM! Read more...http://divenewsnetwork.com/index.php/lifestyle/living-as-a-diver/family-diving/2472-project-seahorse-inspiring-the-youth-of-riviera-beach-florida

About the Artist:
Rolando Chang Barrero, BFA, MAAT, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Artist, Advocate, Writer, and Community Leader, 2014 Recipient of Congressional Letter of Commendation
Founder of the Florida Arts Association

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.

A big part of what this Art Show for Project Seahorse is....is a way to push the Riviera Beach community ( and City), into a community that is leveraging it's resources for a dramatic Economic benefit. 
Project Seahorse is the ideal event to promote The Palm Beaches as a top diving destination - by showcasing the abundant underwater resources, unique spawning rituals and over thirty gorgeous reefs and marine ecosystems.
Dan Volker and Jim Abernethy’s keen attention to detail and safety have established them as major players in the world of underwater production. Their passion for their craft and desire to share with young people by teaching them about the ocean solidifies their commitment to education and the world of diving.
Chuck Elderd - Film Commission

You can visit www.projectseahorse-bhb.org for more on the event, or call 
Dan Volker at 561-685-9242. 

Contact the Artist:
Rolando Chang Barrero
ActivistArtistA Gallery
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

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