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. 

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