(PRESS RELEASE)_The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature acclaimed artist and curator, Rolando Chang Barreo, for their October 12, 2022 meeting.
The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Rolando Chang Barreo of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rolando Chang Barrero is an experimental media artist, visionary, cultural leader, and arts advocate for over 40 years. Chang graduated from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1990, where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Currently, he maintains a working artist’s studio behind the highly acclaimed Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.
Barrero is best known for his social justice art in film, video, painting and art installations. He remarks, “… I choose the best medium to celebrate my experiences.” He has recently been nominated for Best Artist of Palm Beach County 2022, as well as Best Art Gallery, and Best Activist. Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and various Proclamations for Cultural Leadership throughout the years. He was also awarded The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Most recently he was honored by Palm Beach County, declaring June 7th, 2022 as “Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Day.”
As an outspoken artist, community leader, and curator, Barrero has been featured nationally and internationally on CNN, CNN en Español, the New York Times, The MIT Review, and Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact." His curatorial background includes, Latino Fine Arts in Chicago, Center Gallery (Director/Curator), The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery (Director/Curator), The InterAmerican Fine Art Gallery (Director/Curator), Ground Level on Lincoln Road (Co-founder/Curator). He is currently working on a new curatorial project at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Barreo is the founder of The Boynton Beach Art District, the president and co-founder of Art Synergy and The Florida Arts Association. He is the host and founder of “Hola Palm Beach”, the first bilingual arts and culture television talk show in Palm Beach County. He is passionate about, “… leaving a record of what is possible, …to inspire others to live in discovery.”
To learn more about Rolando Chang Barreo, visit The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach’s website at https://theboxgallery.info/about or follow him on social media @rolandochangbarreo.
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