Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ben Crandell Spotlights KeroWACKED 2017


The sixth annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest, a gathering of creative souls hosted by the intrepid Rolando Chang Barrero in the Boynton Beach Art District, begins at noon Sunday with an egg hunt (toys instead of candy) and street painting for kids led by resident artists Nicole Galluccio and Michael Kupillas. The rest of the day (running until 10 p.m.) will be filled with studio open houses, music from 10 local bands, fashion shows, live mural painting, food and drink, and a 10-hour open-mic celebration of freedom of speech organized by FarePlay.org. The BBAD is at 404-422 W. Industrial Ave. Info:

Facebook.com/BoyntonBeach.ArtDistrict. www.southflorida.com/events/go-guide-blog/sf-go-guide-weekend-things-to-do-bar-nancy-20170412-story.html?platform=hootsuite

In Today's News: Activists sound off on political issues at arts district



Activists sound off on political issues at arts district 
by Jan Engoren, Sun Sentinel News, April 25, 2017


Easter Sunday took on new meaning at the Boynton Beach Arts District with its quarterly KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest and the newly added Sound OUT Loud segment, which was implemented in the wake of last November's presidential election.
Under the sounds of heavy metal rock music, artists displayed their wares, including Cathy Estremera's handcrafted book art, and vendors sold Middle Eastern fare and nitrogen ice cream. Speakers came to give their reactionr to the current political administration and its affect on the arts community.
Continue to full story.
Organizers of SOUND OUT LOUD:
Rolando Chang Barrero, The Box Gallery
Will Buckley, Fare Play

Rolando Chang Barrero
Will Buckley

Activists sound off on political issues at arts district 
by Jan Engoren, Sun Sentinel News, April 25, 2017


Easter Sunday took on new meaning at the Boynton Beach Arts District with its quarterly KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest and the newly added Sound OUT Loud segment, which was implemented in the wake of last November's presidential election.
Under the sounds of heavy metal rock music, artists displayed their wares, including Cathy Estremera's handcrafted book art, and vendors sold Middle Eastern fare and nitrogen ice cream. Speakers came to give their reactionr to the current political administration and its affect on the arts community.
Continue to full story.
SEE VIDEOS BELOW...
The Boynton Beach Art District is Located between 404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426. Art Studios Available, contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com

Videos from Sound OUT Loud can be seen on YouTUBE...
Will Buckley at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017

Bruce Helander at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017  


Alessandra Mondolfi at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017

Niki Lopez of #A4BLM at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017  

Gaynelle Gosselin at KeroWACKED 2017: Sound OUT Loud Project 

Donna Weinberger at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017 

Jack Vrooman at Sound OUT Loud during KeroWACKED 2017 




#ArtistMarch

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Palm Beach Post Today: Performance At KeroWACKED 2017 on Sunday Makes the News!

“Generation Heroin” 

inspires dance performance Sunday in Boynton Beach at

KeroWACKED 2017

Boynton Beach Art District
410 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Sunday, April 16, 2017 from noon to 10 PM

Live Art, Poetry Readings, Performance Art, Live Music and more!


KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest 2017
This Sunday in Boynton Beach...
The Boynton Beach Art District is the Place to be!

“Sound OUT Loud! Celebrate your 1st Amendment Rights!” 
is a 10 hour open mic that begins at noon with featured speakers/presenters 
sharing from the heart about what is most to them in 15 minute increments.
Only 40 people will get to "Sound Out Loud" for 15 minutes each! 

“Generation Heroin” 

inspires dance performance Sunday in Boynton Beach b
“State of Emergency” — which will be performed around 6 p.m. Sunday during the KeroWacked Festival in the Boynton Beach Art District — is set to a poem entitled, “And I Listened” by Shannon Willis.Scattered among the verses is a reading of names of lives lost to addiction and overdose.Local actor and recovery advocate Gary Kimble will be performing the verse, while James Fata, local recovery advocate and chapter lead for Young People In Recovery lists the names of those we have lost.

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

Keynote Speakers from 4-6 pm.

Contact @BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com
and secure your 15 minutes to celebrate your 1st Amendment Rights!

Key speakers include: 

Niki Lopez, Artists for Black Lives Matter

Will Buckley: FarePlay.Org
Jack Vrooman, Friends for Justice
Donna Weinberger: Inspire Recovery Founder

Rolando Chang Barrero-Reading of letters from Mayor Steven B. Grant, Steve Ellman, and Dr. Ewin

Sandra Schulman: Arts Writer at West Palm Beach Magazine, Filmmaker

Bruce Helander: Curator, artist and The National Endowment For the Arts Fellow

Alessandra Mondolfi, Artist March organizer


Gaynell Gosselin: “State of Emergency” is a performance piece curated by Gaynelle Gosselin set to a poem entitled, “And I Listened” by Shannon Willis.  Scattered among the verses is a reading of names of lives lost to addiction and overdose.  Local actor and recovery advocate Gary Kimble will be performing the verse, while James Fata, local recovery advocate and chapter lead for Young People In Recovery lists the names of those we have lost.   Gaynelle Gosselin, co-Founder of See Change Dance will dance in remembrance.  Community members are invited to participate, holding banners inscribed with a name and a memory of someone they’ve lost to substance use disorder and/or accidental overdose.  The intent is to humanize an epidemic that is currently claiming more than twelve Floridians and more than 144 Americans each and every day. These are people, not statistics.  Their lives matter.  The performance is a call to compassionate action toward stopping this modern day plague.



Sound Out Loud!

Sponsored by ActivistArtistAFare Play, and The Box Gallery 


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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

KeroWACKED 2017: Palm Beach County's Best Bet This Sunday!

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest 2017
This Sunday in Boynton Beach...
The Boynton Beach Art District is the Place to be!


The 6th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest which opens at noon on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017  is on of
Palm Beach Counties Most Diverse Gathering of Creatives.
From graffiti artists like Zulu and Thirst to the former Arts Economist and National Endowment for the Arts FellowBruce Helander...and everything in between-The Boynton Beach Art District is truly where art comes alive!

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest
Organizer: Rolando Chang Barrero
Sunday, April 16, 2017 12-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach Florida 33426




KeroWACKED which opens with an Egg hunt and street paintings for children at noon, and continues throughout the day with open studios of resident artists Tom Brewitz, Chris Bivas, Paul Cohen, Rolando Chang Barrero, Dianette Doyle, Nicole Galluccio, Michael Kupillas, Travis Martin, Jim Russo, mural painting by Zulu and Thirst, 2 fashion shows by Kris Kula and Vintage Corners, 10 bands, exhibitions, food and even a 10 hour long open mic that celebrates freedom of speech called Sound OUT Loud organized by FarePlay.org and The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach.


Egg Hunt sponsored by organizer Rolando Chang Barrero will offer toys instead of candy as gifts. Street painting for kids sponsored by resident artists Nicole Galluccio and Michael Kupillas.

Mural Painting of Jack Kerouac by two St.Petersburg's best muralist visiting artists Zulu Painter and Thirst.

2 Fashion Shows by Kris Kulah and Vintage Corners.



Live Bands: MONTY, DIOGO DAS VIRGENS, KEEPING GIRLS, TWO TON TANGOPSYCHIC GHOST, Gypsy Tipsy, and others..  




Sound Out Loud the 10 hour long open mic will feature key note speakers and reading between 3-6 p.m. by Nicki Lopez of #a4Blm, Will Buckley of FarePlay.org, Jack Vrooman of Friends for Justice, Sandra Schulman of West Palm Beach Magazine, Donna Weinberger of Inspire Recovery,
Rolando Chang Chang Barrero will be reading letters from writer Steve EllmanMayor Steven B. Grant, and Dr. Ewing's recent publication, "Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts"Bruce Helander former Arts Economist writer and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient, Alessandra Mondolfi of #ArtistsMarch, and dancer Gaynelle Gosselin.



Vendors at the event  a unique mix of young creatives, select outreach organizations like Artists For Black Live Matters, and even not for profits like Transpire Help/ Inspire Recovery, which assists the  LGBTQ+ face innumerable obstacles—starting from a young age—including family rejection for their sexuality and/or gender identity, bullying at school and in the workplace,


KeroWACKED 2017: Palm Beach County's Best Bet This Sunday!


KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest 2017
This Sunday in Boynton Beach...
The Boynton Beach Art District is the Place to be!


The 6th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest which opens at noon on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017  is on of
Palm Beach Counties Most Diverse Gathering of Creatives.
From graffiti artists like Zulu and Thirst to the former Arts Economist and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Bruce Helander...and everything in between-The Boynton Beach Art District is truly where art comes alive!

KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest
Organizer: Rolando Chang Barrero
Sunday, April 16, 2017 12-10 PM
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach Florida 33426




KeroWACKED which opens with an Egg hunt and street paintings for children at noon, and continues throughout the day with open studios of resident artists Tom Brewitz, Chris Bivas, Paul Cohen, Rolando Chang Barrero, Dianette Doyle, Nicole Galluccio, Michael Kupillas, Travis Martin, Jim Russo, mural painting by Zulu and Thirst, 2 fashion shows by Kris Kula and Vintage Corners, 10 bands, exhibitions, food and even a 10 hour long open mic that celebrates freedom of speech called Sound OUT Loud organized by FarePlay.org and The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach.


Egg Hunt sponsored by organizer Rolando Chang Barrero will offer toys instead of candy as gifts. Street painting for kids sponsored by resident artists Nicole Galluccio and Michael Kupillas.

Mural Painting of Jack Kerouac by two St.Petersburg's best muralist visiting artists Zulu Painter and Thirst.

2 Fashion Shows by Kris Kulah and Vintage Corners.




Live Bands: MONTY, DIOGO DAS VIRGENS, KEEPING GIRLS, TWO TON TANGOPSYCHIC GHOST, Gypsy Tipsy, and others..  




Sound Out Loud the 10 hour long open mic will feature key note speakers and reading between 3-6 p.m. by Nicki Lopez of #a4Blm, Will Buckley of FarePlay.org, Jack Vrooman of Friends for Justice, Sandra Schulman of West Palm Beach Magazine, Donna Weinberger of Inspire Recovery,
Rolando Chang Chang Barrero will be reading letters from writer Steve EllmanMayor Steven B. Grant, and Dr. Ewing's recent publication, "Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts"Bruce Helander former Arts Economist writer and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient, Alessandra Mondolfi of #ArtistsMarch, and dancer Gaynelle Gosselin.



Vendors at the event  a unique mix of young creatives, select outreach organizations like Artists For Black Live Matters, and even not for profits like Transpire Help/ Inspire Recovery, which assists the  LGBTQ+ face innumerable obstacles—starting from a young age—including family rejection for their sexuality and/or gender identity, bullying at school and in the workplace,



Saturday, March 25, 2017

ART CALL: #Artists4BlackLivesMatter Comes to Palm Beach County:


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Exhibition and Workshop

Artists for Black Lives Matter Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery
During the KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival




DEADLINE for Submissions For Exhibition: April 10, 2017

For Exhibition on Sunday, April 16th 2017 at The Boynton Beach Art District during the KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival
Details: 12 x 12 panels of cardboard, (cut from a box, or an old album cover will suffice!) 
Theme: Expressions of solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

It can be poetry, paintings, slogans, collages, with themes of honoring the fallen, envisioning futures, exalting the lives of black people- however you want to express yourself on it. We spray painted panels white and then worked on it, but do what feels right for you. 

Action: After the exhibition is over, the panels will travel with #Artists4BlackLivesMatter to future events and exhibitions.

Requirents: Add #ArtistsForBlackLivesMatter #a4blm somewhere on the piece, and we hope to take pictures of them out and about under these hashtags. And hopefully others will take pictures and post them as well. 

WORKSHOP JOIN THE MOVEMENT at KeroWACKED on April 16, 2017 2-4 PM

We will gather at the Boynton Beach Art District to make 12 x 12 cardboard panels for the latest Artists for Black Lives Matter Panel Wall exhibition! 

Artists for Black Lives Matter #a4blm is dedicated to intersectionality and would love to see plenty of that being expressed through art.
Artistic ability is helpful but not needed. EVERYONE's voice matters!
Please join us for productive discussion, fun conversation, drinks and Popcorn
Please feel free to bring art supplies & old magazines to contribute to the panel making.

SAVE THE DATES! 


Artists for Black Lives Matter Exhibition and Workshop

Sunday, April 16th 2017

ActivistArtistA Gallery
KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival

The Boynton Beach Art District
410 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Drop off date and shipping info:
No Later Than April 10, 2017

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405


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 ActivistArtistAFare Play, and The Box Gallery 


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

Monday, March 20, 2017


Free Tickets to The 6th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest at BBAD




Vendors Opportunities! Contact BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com

Live Music + Dancing + Open Studios + Open Mic
Food Trucks + Art Vendors + Egg Hunt + Murals
Street Painting for kids + Workshops + More