Tuesday, March 29, 2016

JC Carroll to Perform at KeroWACKED 2016

JC Carroll
to perform at

The KeroWACKED® 

Outdoor Multimedia Festival is Back! 

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

KeroWACKED® is a MultiMedia Fest celebrating the life and work of  

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and the Beat Generation.  

"It's that energy the Boynton Beach Arts District -- that fervent, funky DIY arts engine -- has seized upon for its annual celebration of the beatnik spirit. It's on its third KeroWACKED, which, as with most BBAD events, is the brainchild of resident sprite/evil genius Rolando Chang Barrero." -Fire Ant New Times
Boynton Beach, FL- The 5th Annual KeroWACKED Festival focuses on Neal Cassady, undeniably the real genius behind the Beat movement. Since 2012 artists, musicians, and poets have gathered at the Boynton Beach Art District to celebrate the Beat Generations influence on the arts. A 12 hour cultural marathon of live music, live painting, exhibitions, vendors, food trucks and antics that have raised the brows over the years since the festival began.
The fest is organized by artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who will also be hosting the the KeroWACKED 2016 Exhibition at his ActivistArtistA Gallery.
Special Presentation: Performance Artist JC Carroll of ART-ACT
Mural painting by Serafima Sokolov and Nicole Galluccio
Live musical performers include at the event include Dub Alejando Musician with Girl Friday, Marvin Ray Hawkins, Michele Woofter, Shaun Bailey of Koffin Varnish, Daniell Galletta, Baby and The Troll and others…
Food trucks: Caribbean Cowboy and PS*561 

About the artist:
Performance Artist/ Actress, JC Carroll lives and works with her partner/ husband Carlos Alves in Miami, Florida.  She is considered one of the original pioneers of South Beaches' gentrification in the late 1980's where she opened ART-ACT Performance Gallery.  Having studied theater/ set design and fine art at the Wolfson Campus, FIU & interned at Coconut Grove Playhouse and Bellas Artes  she opened ART-ACT to provide a space to further explore the burgeoning art scene of the time.  ART-ACT brought to Miami Beach new and exciting artists like Tomata Du Plenty, and group shows from NYC's Rivington School, COLAB, Ringling School & more.   The theater concentrated on plays of great significance at the time, many based on Political/Civil/Gay rights and AIDS epidemic awareness holding countless fund raisers for the hopes of a cure.  JC designed and created a majority of the set designs for these plays, and performed as well.  The same values that went into the shows she produced goes into her visual art. 
With the motto that everything and everyone was an art form JC produced / edited ART-ACT TV on WLRN Cable Tap.  A 30 min. weekly show highlighting the art scene, local and international, as well as many countless colorful personalities. Upon returning to Miami she produced & edited “Live Wire” the off spring of Andrew Delaplaines’ Wire Magazine. 
After moving to NYC, JC Continued acting in way off Broadway and experimental theater and exhibited art  in-group shows: Thompson Square, Soho, and CBGB Gallery et.al.. primarily painting and sculpting.
She also co-produced Chatterbox Lounge, an Internet radio show at PSEUDO, based on the Neo~Swing music movement in the 90's. She kept busy working art department gigs for videos/ catalogue/ showroom and special events.  
Throughout this time she continued to work with Carlos Alves when called in to assist on large scale Public Art Works.  After years of this the two fell in love and JC moved back to Miami again in early 2000 and the two have continued to work together collaborating and creating massive public and private art-works and installations throughout the country  & abroad.  
JC plans to devote more time to hot glass blowing and hopes to continue exploring this wonderful medium. 
JC Carroll is a true renaissance woman who is currently working on a cookbook of artist's recipes.  

This event is sponsored by:

ActivistArtistA Gallery

The Florida Arts Association 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

KeroWACKED Mulit-media Fest is Sunday April 24, 2016 11-11 PM!

The KeroWACKED® 

Outdoor Multimedia Festival is Back! 

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

KeroWACKED® is a MultiMedia Fest celebrating the life and work of  

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and the Beat Generation.  

"It's that energy the Boynton Beach Arts District -- that fervent, funky DIY arts engine -- has seized upon for its annual celebration of the beatnik spirit. It's on its third KeroWACKED, which, as with most BBAD events, is the brainchild of resident sprite/evil genius Rolando Chang Barrero." -Fire Ant New Times

The Beat Generation was a group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-World War II era. 
The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s.
Central elements of Beat culture are rejection of standard narrative values, the spiritual quest, exploration of American and Eastern religions, rejection of materialism, explicit portrayals of the human condition, experimentation with psychedelic drugs, and sexual liberation and exploration.
Allen Ginsberg's Howl (1956), William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1959) and Jack Kerouac's On the Road (1957) are among the best known examples of Beat literature.
In the 1960s, elements of the expanding Beat movement were incorporated into the hippie and larger counterculture movements. Neal Cassady, as the driver for Ken Kesey's bus, Further, was the primary bridge between these two generations. Allen Ginsberg's work also became an integral element of early 1960s hippie culture.

Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero 

Art Call Deadline April 10, 2016

No Fee to Submit Proposals!

Send yous today!
Performance Art ( groups or individuals),
Visual Artists, Muralists, Literary and Poetry Readers,
Musicians and Bands of all genres. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TINYworks Exhibition Reception March 24, 2016 6-10 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery

422 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Artist List

Delray Art League: April 2016 Newsletter Features Artist/Curator Rolando Chang Barrero

Rolando Chang Barrero
Artist/Curator to Offer Critique at Delray Art League 
April 11, 2016 

Rolando Chang Barrero:
B.F.A. degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.. 

Visual artist, curator, and arts advocate
Rolando Chang Barrero is the curator/owner of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery. 

He interned at The Randolph Street Gallery (Chicago, IL), Latino Fine Arts (Chicago,IL), Gallery 99 (Bal Harbour, FL). In 1994,
He served as Interim-Director for the Miami-Dade College Galleries, curated over 30 exhibitions & served as juror for local & national exhibits. 

He is a strong supporter of art education; he serves as consultant for many non-profit arts organization. He is a recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation, Co-Founder of Art Synergy, President of the FL Arts Association, & director of the Boynton B. Art District.
RCB Fine Art Gallery was established in ’14 providing fine art by established & emerging artists to the Palm Beach Island, Wellington, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, & WPB art patrons. His specialties consist of local, national, & international contemporary art featuring painting, sculpture, photography, 2D, 3D, & Kinetic (4D). 

His own work is included in his galleries along with pieces by DAL members Reed Dixon, James Rabidoux & many other renowned artists.With over 30 years of experience as an artist & arts administrator, Rolando has received accolades, grants, and scholarships in both areas. He currently resides in West Palm Beach with a working studio at the Boynton Beach Art District.

"There are galleries that play it on the safe side, displaying a lot of similar styles of work, and then there are galleries that break boundaries of thinking and creating. Artist Rolando Barrero introduces a new concept for a gallery that is non-traditional located right in the heart of downtown Lake Worth at 711 Lucerne Ave is the Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery. This is Barrero’s third gallery opening following his ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach, and Level Gallery in Miami. " -Brittany Curtis

"Rolando's work sparks interest, attracting positive attention from many types of personalities. The best part about his events & galleries is the feeling of welcomeness when you enter either. The energy & love is never short in theatmosphere; the perfect reason to bring a bit of that into your own home."-Kelly M. MN
"Love this gallery. Ever evolving as it should be. Classic, edgy, always beautiful, all types of mediums. Rolando does an awesome job bringing in varied artist from all over the world. There is always something fun and interesting going on here."-Allan H. BB, FL
"A Gallery filled with wonder! There are many collections to choose from, an array of subject matter and various styles. On top of it all, Rolando makes you feel at home. He is welcoming and charismatic! Such a joy to be around!" -Patricia A. Miami

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Upcoming Highlights: Best Bets for March 16-24

Akrylika Magenta to host events at Rolando Chang Barrero March 19-20, 2016

Upcoming Highlights: Best Bets for March 16-24
facebook event picks

Wednesday March 16, 2016

Compass: "We are so excited to have our March mixer at this beautiful location during Pride Week! #PalmBeachPride is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 3/19-20, and we exepct a record breaking turn-out to this business networking event. Please pre-register for this event at http://www.compassglcc.com/events/business-mixers/ "

Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, 2016

Art Synergy / Art Forms at Art Boca Raton

Jamnea Finlayson, Jane Grandusky and Liza Niles

Ilene Gruber Adams,
Vice President of Art Synergy and Curator of ArtForms

Artists Showing:
Adriano Ficarelli
Adriana Ficarelli
Amauri Torezan
Anthony Burks
Brian Cattelle
Erika Cespedes
Elayna Toby Singer
Tristan Bustamonte
Craig McInnis
Erin Fromkes
Gail Erickson
Gary Kronan
John Rachell
Nicole Gallucio
Rolando Chang Barrero
Sandy Lerman
James Rabidoux
Tanya Witzel
William Finlayson
Elle Schorr

Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s vibrant arts community. “ART FORMS” will expose international art patrons at Art Boca Raton, to regional artists through the Art Synergy organization.

Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and founders of Art Boca Raton, have invited Art Synergy artists to participate. The public is invited to the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University from March 18-21, 2016.

Art Boca Raton Art Week offers an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events, interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with the inaugural art fair.

All programming takes place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University (3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted.

Admission to programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by Booth 106.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Akrylika Magenta to host, DJ Frankie Fox at Rolando Chang Barrero March 19-20, 2016

Sunday March, 20, 2016

Akrylika Magenta to host, DJ Frankie Fox at Rolando Chang Barrero March 19-20, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Art Boca Raton: Contemporary art, sculpture, and photography: A major new International Cultural Event for Boca Raton. Galleries from around the world will exhibit a the inaugural international art fair held at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches, at the Research Park on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, 3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431. I have FREE TICKETS to this $15 one-day pass ($20 at door) event. http://www.artbocaraton.com/ Check out the website. We can also meet at my place in pompano and car pool together. We can also decide on an exact time we all wish to meet. feel free to contact me 954-nine-77-474-zero .

David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs announce the launch of Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 45 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.

The opening gala preview will benefit the Boca Raton Museum and Art School on March 17th lead by a prestigious Collectors and Connoisseurs Committee.

Sponsored daily “After Dark” evening events will be held Boca Raton Museum for collectors to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of collecting contemporary art. The fair will sponsor a full collector lecture series on current trends in collecting including a special presentation on the museum’s exhibition “Andy Warhol Vinyl’s and Warhol Prints from the Mark Bell Collection”.

The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6,100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees. Floorplan

Thursday, March 24, 2016

TINYworks at ActivistArtistA Gallery March 24, 2016


Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk

Sunday, March 6, 2016

BOTÉ by Rolando Chang Barrero Selected for Art Synergy's ArtForms Exhibition at Art Boca Raton

I have the pleasure to announce that my work has been accepted and will be exhibited at

March 17 from 6-10 PM 

International Pavilion at FAU Boca Campus
3450 NW 8th Avenue
Boca Raton 33431

or, passes available at

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates
Friday March 18 through Monday March 21, 2016 | 11am to 6pm.

Boté, Rolando Chang Barrero, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", 2016

Boté is from Rolando Chang Barrero's newest series "Cutouts and Paper Toys,"

About the cutouts and paper toy series

These paintings are created explore our relationship between our childhood toys and our gender. In this work I look at toys and color assignations of my childhood…
the feminine vs, the masculine (aka boy's toys and girl's toys)...
Color's in the background and of the toys themselves are switched around to question whether color has any impact on the assignation of gender to toy and toy color.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Art Call for TINYworks Exhibit

Art Call For Exhibition
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

DEADLINE March 20, 2016

All work received will be accepted! 


Any art work that fits in a regular size letter envelope or a small box No bigger then 8"x 8"x 8" along with
$1 for each work submitted (No limits).
YOU MUST Included self addresed stamped envelope to return art or check if work is sold.
Please incude lable with your name, title, and cost of work.
Gallery will keep 50% commission.

Mail to:
Rolando Chang Barrero
711 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Must arrive by March 20, 2016

Exhibition Date:
March 24, 2016

Exhibition Location:
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426