Saturday, February 17, 2018

Special Appearance and Book Signing by Vera Ramone King at 1st WPB Alt Book Fair


THE FIRST WPB ALT 
BOOK FAIR WEEKEND

March 9-11, 2018

Meet
Vera Ramone King

Get you signed copy of....

Poisoned Heart: I married Dee Dee Ramone 

(The Ramones Years)



Tickets

The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present.
This event is co-organized by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.

Tickets

Authors, Presentations, Book Signing, Live Music, and Exhibition

Paul Zone  Richard Bock  Sandra Schulman  Tony Arruza  Laurence Gartel  Brian Cattelle  Rick Rose  
Alt Howel  Vera Ramone King  Bohemia AG  Nomi Silverman  Ann Marie Sorrell  Sharon Schwatrz 
Carol Becker  Nan Goldin
Robert Mapplethorpe  Madonna  Skoros 



Often regarded as the first punk-rock group ever, named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 Bands of All Time, with all members having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Ramones are nothing if not legendary. Waking up the neighbors and setting the U.S. music scene on fire in the 1970s and through the '80s, The Ramones' story is tragic and raw, sentiments that could also describe the band's songwriter, bass player, and unsung genius, Dee Dee. A wild ride into the heart and soul of New York City, Poisoned Heart is Vera Ramones King's last testament to her former husband, who shocked the world when he died in 2002 of a drug overdose despite having been clean for years.

Dee Dee defined the punk-rock lifestyle. He was a rash, often violent heroin addict, and no one better understood his twisted mentality, or insanity, than his faithful wife Vera. But Vera—herself a less destructive Nancy to Dee Dee's Sid—also came to know the Dee Dee that music fans worldwide held near and dear: a generous, loving man with a soft spot for the downtrodden, who grew up in the tough streets of Queens, New York, and who never stopped working, writing, and performing. He often treated his wife like a Punk Rock Princess, and his greatest joy was the look on his fans' faces as he played them a song.

For true fans of The Ramones, those who remember the 1970s as a time of music innovation and inspired creativity, groupies, wannabes, and true music-lovers everywhere, Poisoned Heart is destined to become a literary—and rock—classic. For readers too young to have "felt" the electricity of the 1970s, this book will give you an insider's view of that era and will leave you wanting to hear even more of The Ramones.
 


Rick Rose Book Signing and Presentation at The Box Galley during 1st Alt. Book Fair


THE FIRST WPB ALT BOOK FAIR WEEKEND
March 9-11, 2018
www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Rick Rose Presentation and Book Signing 

Palm Beach: 
The Essential Guide to the Legendary Resort Town 

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7PM


The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present.
This event is co-organized by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.


Welcome to Palm Beach, America’s first resort destination,
where leisure is always in style.
Browse the exclusive boutiques of Worth Avenue 
with author and local aficionado Rick Rose. 
Peak inside the exclusive Breakers Palm Beach, where American aristocracy has enjoyed sophisticated, 
tropical elegance since the Gilded Age. 

Explore, indulge, and relax in this celebrated tropical paradise. 
This illustrated guide offers in-the-know advice to make the most 
of a Palm Beach visit.

• Historic sites and architectural landmarks include 
Henry Morrison Flagler’s
Whitehall, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, 
and the art deco House
of the Future featured at the 1939 World’s Fair.

• Arts, cultural, and sporting events, from the Kravis Center for the
Performing Arts to the Winter Equestrian Festival, keep guests entertained throughout the season.

• Enjoy the outdoors with a bicycle ride along the Lake Trail 
or an airboat tour in the everglades. 
Meet the wildlife at Manatee Lagoon, Lion Country Safari,
and Loggerhead Marinelife Center.



Authors, Presentations, Book Signing, Live Music, and Exhibition

Paul Zone  Richard Bock  Sandra Schulman  Tony Arruza  Laurence Gartel  Brian Cattelle  Rick Rose  
Alt Howel  Bohemia AG  Nomi Silverman  Ann Marie Sorrell  Sharon Schwatrz  Carol Becker  Nan Goldin
Robert Mapplethorpe  Madonna  Skoros 

Friday, February 16, 2018

C.Mittermaier "Dreaming" The Bornze Penis at The Box Gallery



C.Mittermaier
"Dreaming"
The Bronze Penis 






C.Mittermaier
"Dreaming"
The Bronze Penis 






C.Mittermaier 
"Dreaming"
The Bronze Penis 



 

C.Mittermaier
"Dreaming"
The Bronze Penis 




In Todays WPB Magazine: Alt Book Fair Debuts at The Box with Icons of Punk

Alt Book Fair Debuts at The Box with Icons of Punk

THE MUDD CLUB

THE FIRST WPB ALT BOOK FAIR WEEKEND
March 9-11, 2018

Richard Bock Slide Presentation of
The Mudd Club and Book Signing
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8 PM


The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present.

This event is co-organized by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.





The Box Gallery, already a gathering place for art, film and performance, 
now adds a literary angle to its creative community as it initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and gay culture come to celebrate visions of the past and set their sights on the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation of the avant-garde beginning from the early 70’s to present. Continue reading...

For more information about the Alt Book Fair March 9-11, 2018, check www.theboxgallery.info. The  Box Gallery is located at 811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
Authors, Presentations, Book Signing, Live Music, and Exhibition

Paul Zone  Richard Bock  Sandra Schulman  Tony Arruza  Laurence Gartel  Brian Cattelle  Rick Rose  
Alt Howel  Bohemia AG  Nomi Silverman  Ann Marie Sorrell  Sharon Schwatrz  Carol Becker  Nan Goldin
Robert Mapplethorpe  Madonna  Skoros 


Sandra Schulman: Spiritual America The Catalogue 1983-1984 at The Box Gallery



THE FIRST WPB ALT BOOK FAIR WEEKEND
March 9-11, 2018

Sandra Schulman Presentation and Book Signing
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7 PM

The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present.

This event is co-organized by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.
The untold story of Spiritual America Gallery, the 1983 - 1984 space at NYC's 5 Rivington Street that first exhibited Richard Prince's Spiritual America photo as well as Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Walter Robinson and more. Foreword by Walter Robinson, with rarely seen artist portraits by Peter Bellamy. Signed copies, and limited original gallery postcards.


The Box Gallery, already a gathering place for art, film and performance, 
now adds a literary angle to its creative community as it initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and gay culture come to celebrate visions of the past and set their sights on the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation of the avant-garde beginning from the early 70’s to present. Continue reading...

For more information about the Alt Book Fair March 9-11, 2018, check www.theboxgallery.info. The  Box Gallery is located at 811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
Authors, Presentations, Book Signing, Live Music, and Exhibition

Paul Zone  Richard Bock  Sandra Schulman  Tony Arruza  Laurence Gartel  Brian Cattelle  Rick Rose  
Alt Howel  Bohemia AG  Nomi Silverman  Ann Marie Sorrell  Sharon Schwatrz  Carol Becker  Nan Goldin
Robert Mapplethorpe  Madonna  Skoros 

Paul Zone Opening Night of the First West Palm Beach Alternative Book Fair


THE FIRST WPB ALT BOOK FAIR WEEKEND
March 9-11, 2018
www.TheBoxGallery.Info
PLAYGROUNDGrowing Up in the New York Underground

Paul Zone Presentation, Book Signing, and 
Photography Exhibition
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8PM

The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present.
This event is co-organized by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.

Tickets


Authors, Presentations, Book Signing, Live Music, and Exhibition

Paul Zone  Richard Bock  Sandra Schulman  Tony Arruza  Laurence Gartel  Brian Cattelle  Rick Rose  
Alt Howel  Bohemia AG  Nomi Silverman  Ann Marie Sorrell  Sharon Schwatrz  Carol Becker  Nan Goldin
Robert Mapplethorpe  Madonna  Skoros 



“Paul Zone is a "Rock and Roll Zelig". He was where it was happening when it was happening. These pages are like being in those rooms.  If you never breathed that air or want to breath it again here's your chance.”  -Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman  
(Writers/Directors/Producers, Tony Award winners “HAIRSPRAY”)




"I would venture to guess that Paul Zone describes himself as a former rock star, but to me he’s something else—a rock-and-roll photographer, that increasingly rare breed whose energy and drive and discipline go into making pictures that reflect the highs of life on the New York stage. As a kid in the nineteen-seventies, when rock and punk were redefining themselves as No Wave and then New Wave—I may be getting my Wave order wrong, but you get the point—Zone hung out with his brothers Miki and Mandy in legendary halls like Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s. Eventually, he joined their band, the Fast; afterward, in the eighties, he and Miki formed the duo Man 2 Man. Through it all, Zone took pictures of what amounted to an extended family, a broke-ass group in which no one was famous but everyone was a star. His book, “Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground,” is an album about stardom’s essential feature: an interesting aura shaped by an interesting face. We see Debbie Harry, that era’s Marilyn, trying to become herself backstage in a trash-littered bar, while the transgender performer Jayne County stares out at Zone, as sure of her place on this earth as the tallest tree. Zone’s black-and-white images are beautiful because they’re filled with attitude. His subjects are all so young and trying not to show it; the poses they strike speak of their relative innocence and glory, and their fearlessness, too. The photos document the importance of the glitter stuck on one’s heel in those long-ago days when not fitting in was more than a badge of honor: it was commonplace, like courage."
-The New Yorker


“The Fast were one of the important bands of the New York City Glam Rock scene of the early 1970's. Their use of kabuki like makeup preceded the ones used by the group KISS and might have had an influence on the latter bands look.” -Tommy Ramone



“Paul Zone has always been one of our closest friends from the downtown New York scene. He is more well known to those in the inner circle than to the masses.
He is a mover and shaker and style maker and back in the day often acted as a therapist to many of us who were subject to the caprices of the milieu.
The story of The Fast was heroic. One of our favorite aspects of it was how all of Paul's friends and followers gently pressured his two older brothers into finally letting him front the band in spite of his youth. It seemed like a no brainer. Had Miki Zone and Mandy Zone not passed away at the start of their game The Fast would be in the mix of the New York bands that are standardly referenced now.
We miss those times but more we miss the people that are gone. 
Paul happily is still with us and his photos from the period give an intimate window.” -Debbie Harry & Chris Stein

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Carla Trivino seeks compassion and deeper meaning of love...in work for the #ILOVEWPB.


Carla Trivino seeks compassion and deeper meaning of love...in work for the #ILOVEWPB.


I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition
Opening Wine Reception
Friday, February 16 | 7PM

featuring the work of ten Palm Beach Country artists who share their art and love for The City of West Palm Beach.


"My aim is to choose one photo I feel depicts the state of our society when it comes to civil rights and the protection of minorities or the helpless, while incorporating the common negative sentiment among locals (pulled from public forums, social sites, etc) who say they love West Palm Beach while excluding their neighbors due to their background. The aim is not to shame, rather highlight the hypocrisy of saying you love a city while excluding residents due to their background. - Carla Trivino





I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition #ILOVEWPB


Saturday, February 17 through Monday, March 19

A juried exhibition by Raphael Clemente, Aaron Wormus,
Katerina Wagner, and Rolando Chang Barrero.

This showcase has brought together three high profile art and culture advocates to assist in choosing the work for the first I Love West Palm Beach Exhibition. When Rolando Chang Barrero shared the idea for the exhibition with Aaron Wormus, the one-man founder, content creator and marketing savant behind #aGuyonClematis, the most popular West Palm Beach-based Twitter and blog, they both knew they were on to something exciting. Soon Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority was contacted. Raphael was thrilled to be a part of the project and served as the juror. Katerina Wagner, the publisher of Miami Art Scene and full-time arts promoter, took wind of the project and enthusiastically joined the trio making it a well-rounded powerhouse project to promote the love of
The City of West Palm Beach.

Featuring the work of ten Palm Beach Country artists: Andrew Hollimon, Caitlin Brown, Carla Trivino, Deborah Neuhaus, Jeffrey Wiener, Jessica Alvarez, Juan Carlos Badia Cabero, Kathleen R. O’Neill Schuler, Manon Sander, Jessica Cummings, and Petrina Easton.