Thursday, April 27, 2017

Design Elements by Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid: Public and Private Works

Presented by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman at The Box Gallery
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach Fl 33405

The Box Gallery will present a selection of works created over the last 30 years by one of the most lauded and prolific public artist in the United States. Andrew Reid's public works can be seen in throughout the United States at major libraries, installed across subway stations, police and fire departments (including Delray Beach and West Palm Beach), courthouses, and civic centers.
About the Artist: Andrew Reid: Monumental Murals and Narrative Truth
Muralist Andrew Reid has gotten the jump on the current South Florida mural craze, preceding Wynwood and WPB’s CANVAS Mural Project project by a good 20 years.
With major commissions still up in various restaurants in South Beach, stores such as Banana Republic, and buildings he painted in the 1990s, the New Zealand born Reid continues to produce and propose radical new designs for public and private spaces.
One of his most prominent designs is in the West Palm Beach Police Headquarters, the big pink building spanning the block between Clematis and Banyan, which houses a grand mural inside the station Reid created in 1995. He tagged along with the officers and learned about the different jobs and facets of the department before designing the large work, painted on canvas in his studio and then installed in the station’s lobby. His style is influenced by the WPA murals that give an exhaustive narrative, as well as Thomas Hart Benton, Russian propaganda muralists, Picasso and Diego Rivera.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A night with Ballet Atlantica at The Box Gallery

The Box Gallery
A Night with Ballet Atlantica

Come and enjoy an evening with Ballet Atlantica!
Doors open at 6 pm for a meet and greet with founder and artistic director 
Jesse Seth Hammel and company.
From 7-8 pm there will be 3 presentations.
Meet the cast of Firebird opening at the Lake Worth Playhouse later in the week....

May 5, 2017 | PM
$15 Advanced Donation
$20 at the Door between 5-6:45 PM

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

About Jesse Seth Mammel:
Mr. Hammel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and soon after, his family re-located to Desoto, Kansas. As a child, it was clear he had an aptitude for acrobatics so his family enrolled him in Gymnastics classes at the age of 7 years. When he was 10 years old, his family re-located to sunny South Florida where he continued studying Gymnastics at Margate's International School of Gymnastics and later at Gold Coast Gymnastics here in the Palm Beaches. At both schools, he competed in local and statewide competitions where he won many awards including Florida State All-Around Championship. A severe foot injury at age 13 halted any further high impact athletics for several years until completely healed. It was in this period, Jesse discovered the excitement of Opera Theater. Over the next few years, he performed chorus roles in such renown Operas as "
Madame Butterfly", "Pagliacci", "Il Travatore", "Gianni Schicci", "Tosca",  and his favorite, "Carmen". It was in the Opera that Jesse was to have his first professional experiences in the Theater.

​In 1990, when he was cleared for high-impact movement, Jesse began an intensive 2 year full-scholarship with the Academy of Ballet Florida. Artistic Director Marie Hale and Ballet Mistress Claudia Cravey, along with Megan Mackey, Stacey Smith and Esther Bello-Meyer, directly supervised his tutelage. In this period, Mr. Hammel also attendend Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensives on full-scholarship and paid stipend with Clara Cravey and Steve Brule. After this dynamic 2 year pre-professional preparation, Marie Hale awarded Jesse with a professional apprenticeship with Ballet Florida. During this 2 year period, Mr. Hammel performed and nationally toured with the Company in such Ballets as Marie Hale's multi-million dollar production of "The Nutcracker", Vicente Nebrada's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Firebird", Norbert Vesac's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", John Butler's "Carmina Burana", Val Caniparoli's "Lady of the Camillias", as well as several appearances within the Academy.

In 1994 he was offered and accepted a soloist contract with Tampa Bay Ballet Theater. While with the Company, he performed Artistic Director Tony Catanzaro's "The Nutcracker" as Arabian and Dew Drop Cavalier, in Yanis Pikeris' "Gasparilla", and Christopher Fleming's "Holiday Dances". 

In 1995, Mr. Hammel sought to diversify his Classical Ballet career with the expressiveness of Modern Dance. He joined the Demetrius Klein Dance Company for "THe Forgotten Spaces Tour" in which the Company held professional artist-in-residence, sight specific Dances. This series of Master classes, lecture demonstrations and performances engaged the Dancers in the local history, local Dancers and cultural revitalisation of abandoned or forgotten landmarks in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, and St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition he also performed Mr. Klein's "Giselle", "Falcon", "In the Garden", "Alone", "First Night", "Scenes", "Jeux", "Prelude", "Bella Danza" and "The Raven". Upon returning from tour in the Spring of 1995, Jesse took the summer season to complete his Associate of Liberal Arts degree which he had also been moonlighting to matriculate. 

After graduating in late summer, while taking a family vacation back to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jesse took random Modern and Ballet classes downtown and was "seen" by James Sewell Ballet Artistic Associate Sally Rouse. He was invited to join the dynamically professional, 6 member Ballet troupe in the Fall. James Sewell's experience with George Balanchine and Eliot Felds greatly influenced his daily Company Ballet technique classes and choreography. Additionally, James Sewell Ballet Dancers took vigorous professional technique classes with renown teachers such as Vagonova based Bonnie Mathis of American Ballet Theater and Nederlands Dance Theater and Lou Fancher of Canada's Alberta Ballet. Mr. Sewell's Company functioned like a well trained, Ballet SWAT team. Often touring repetoire for several weeks on end, Mr. Hammel criss-crossed The United States of America and Bermuda performing leading roles such as Seigfried in "White Swan Pas De Deux", Sampson in "Opera Moves: Sampson and Delilah", the Lovers in "Tryst" and "Appalachia Waltz", "Moving Works", Minnesota Opera's "Aida", "Nirvana Dharma", "Winter", "Made In America", "In Counterpoint" and dozens of other James Sewell original Ballets. He also performed "Whisper at a Thousand" by Hernando Cortez, and Lou Fancher's powerful pas de deux "Enter/Exit" with the renowned Penelope Freeh. During this time, Jesse made several guest appearances with Ballet Arts Minnesota as Hilarion in "Giselle", Solor in "La Bayadere: Kingdom of the Shades", Sugarplum Cavalier for Lakeville Ballet, with Risa Cohen's Precipice Dance Theater, with Lou Fancher's Dancing People, and James Sewell's "Tryst" for Jan Goetz' Huntington Ballet Summer Festival. He choreographed "Aloysious Dreams" for James Sewell Ballet's summer choreographic intensive and well as setting original Dances such as "Nurse Shark", "Melonella", and "Om Namu Sivaya" upon Minneapolis' Xenon's Block E Performance Troupe.

In 2000, Mr. Hammel re-joined Demetrius Klein Dance Company for "Ocean Dance 2000" - a mixed-bill collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov's Company, The White Oak Project. He performed Klein's virtuosically athletic. "Halos in Reverse" on a concert stage before over 30,000 people on Hollywood Beach, Florida. During final bows, Baryshnikov took Mr. Hammel's hand to bow and proclaimed the beauty of his Dancing. In the Fall of 2000, Mr. Hammel moved from Minneapolis' James Sewell Ballet to perform leading roles with Denver, Colorado's David Taylor Dance Theater. For two years, he reprised his cannonical lead-role as Sugarplum Cavalier in David Taylor's "The Nutcracker" and several of his highly acclaimed, original Ballets such as "The Rainforest", "An American in Paris" and "Icon" while touring throughout the Rockies, The United States and British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Taylor, Mr. Hammel and Ms. Tracy Milakovik co-choreographed the timeless Dance, "Parallel and Elevated" which is still performed today. Jesse Danced leads in James Wallace's "The Storm" as Dracula, and his lightning paced "Cobalt 60", in Gary Abbot's "Blue", and Jeoff Horgan's "Urban Round Up". He also choreographed the original Ballets "Aloysious and Theo" and "Great Spangled Fritilliary" pas de deux for DTDT's  Spring performance series, "Three's A Crowd". Mr. Hammel is grateful to have taken Company Ballet classes from great Vaganova based teachers Meelis Pakri, Nikolas Maketeli, and David Taylor. 

In the summer of 2002, Jesse participated in Ballet Florida's choreographic initiative, "Step Ahead". He choreographed a highly visual and poetic Dance, "On Ruh Moraine", a romantic depiction from a scene in one of Mr. Hammel's poems. He also performed in Jerry Opdenaker's " Union", original cast of "Couer de Basque" and Christina Hampton's passionate "Love in War". In the Fall of 2002, Mr Hammel re-located to Southern California to perform with Molly Lynch's Irvine based Ballet Pacifica for its final season. There he again performed the leading role of Sugarplum Cavalier in Molly Lynch's "The Nutcracker", Lysander in her "Midsummer Night's Dream", and Tweedle Dee in her "Alice in Wonderland" as well as in Ballets such as Anthony Tudor's "Lilac Garden", Choo San Gogh's "Unknown Territory", Paul Vasterling's, "Saltinbanques", Todd William's "Wake, yet Wake", Mr. Hammel contributed two original works of innovative choreography in the Ballet Pacifica Dancers' Choreopgraphic Project; his contemporary "Erasmus Deconstructed" upon himself and Pacifica Dancers Adam Hundt and Caroline Jones and the Bollywoodesque "Siva and Parvati" with ballerina Gina Cerato. 

When Ballet Pacifica dissolved in the Fall of 2003, Artistic Director Victor Trevino of Les Ballets Grandivas contacted Jesse about performing and touring with his Company. Mr. Hammel accepted the contract which requires its members to be competent in professional level Classical Pointe work as well as traditional Classical male roles. While touring through 40 major cities throughout Japan and Korea, Jesse performed en travesti roles such as "Swan Lake's 'Four Big Swans'", "Go for Barrocco", "Star Spangled Ballerina", and "Semi-Precious Stones" as well as male-roles in "Les Patineurs", "Walpurgisnacht", "In the Middle, Somewhat Below", and "Minkus Gala". Along with Mr. Hammel's traditional Ballet education in Men's technique and Partnering, he also had studied Pointe in order to strengthen his legs, feet and center. This invaluable experience has enabled him to understand  how to better 
partner Ballerinas, as well as how to instruct students in proper Pointe Technique.

Upon returning to the United States, Jesse accepted a teaching position with Ballet Florida while he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and concurrent professional Florida State licenses. Jesse continued to remain professionally active within the Ballet community as a guest artist with the renewed Ballet Pacifica in 2005 and 2006 performing as Sugarplum Cavalier in "The Nutcracker" as well as performing with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet's production of "Sleeping Beauty". In 2005, he also participated once again in Ballet Florida's "Step Ahead" Choreographic Workshop creating his piece "Higher Love" and performing in Jerry Opdenaker's..... Receiving his professional degrees and licenses in late 2007, Jesse held a private practice in Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga and Herbal Medicine while continuing to teach at Ballet Florida until its untimely closing in 2009. As a result, Mr. Hammel banded together with Anna Nunes and Jessica Dos Santos to co-found Downtown Dance in Lake Worth, Florida as its Ballet Director and Co-Artistic Director. 

During his 5 year tenure with Downtown Dance, Jesse has directed and performed in such Ballet favorites as "Spectre de la Rose", "Firebird", Seigfried in "White Swan Pas de Deux", Sugarplum Cavalier in "The Nutcracker by Seth", "Alice in Wonderland", "The Wizard of Oz", "Peter Pan, and "Under the Big Top". He has choreographed numerous original Ballets such as "Chronos Requiem", "Cabaret Extraordinaire", "Glades Star", "Calypso", "Joy to the World", "Roll Call" and many others. Mr. Hammel's students have excelled in ballet and Pointe technique and have been accepted into the prestigious Bak Middle School of the Arts and the Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. He passionately infuses his classes with 25 years of professional performing experience and the wisdom of his Health Science degrees and practice. Mr. Hammel has performed for millions of people and taught thousands of Dancers.

Now, he has created his own studio to educate and prepare the next generation of Dance Artists
​...Ballet Atlantica!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Carlos Alves at The Box Gallery

MFA, Illinois State University –1988 / BFA, University of Miami   - 1985 

Represented by
The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
 Andy Warhol, NEA, Fellowship, Penland, NC 2002
 Arts and Industry Residency", John Michael Kohler Arts Center, -1997
 Kohler Village, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Miami Dade Children’s Court House –Wall of Portraits “ URBAN QUILT” -Miami, Fl  2014
Fire Station #21, Mosaic Tile Entrance-Way Los Angeles, CA-2007
South County Court House, Pineapple & Murals, Palm Beach, Fl-2004-2005
Map of Region, Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 2000 
P.A.T.H. Project Public Art Transforming Housing, Public mural,     
creation/installation, involving inner-city youths, Edison Heights, Miami, Fl- 2000       
Map of Florida Mosaic Floor Installation - 1997
  United States Department of Interior, Everglades National Park, Florida

Verde Gardens- Park and Gardens Carfour Housing Project - Homestead Air Force Base, 2011 
Palm Beach County Central Video Visitation Facility, “Outdoor Entry Plaza”, PB Fl,2010
Palm Beach Sheriffs Office, Belle Glade, “Façade and Entry Way”, PB, Fl 2011
General Mitchell International Airport, concourse “C” Milwaukee, WI  2004-2008
Veterans Memorial Park, Intra-costal, Delray Beach, Fl -2006
Miami Children’s Museum, “Sandcastle”, Miami, Fl-2003,  Sundial  -2006
Lincoln Road Fountain, “Aquarium”, Miami Beach, Fl- 2004
Georgia Ave. Subway Station Wall Mural, Washington DC, January 2002
Penland Wall and Map Cube, 2000
Miami Children’s Museum, "Entrance Way Floor" Miami, Fl  - 1999-2001  
Art in State Buildings, Convention Center "Grotto", San Antonio, TX-1997/2000
Art in Public Places, City Hall, "Lobby Floor", Miami Beach, FL -1998
Art in State Buildings, Convention Center "Map Room", Milwaukee, WI-1997/98
Art in Public Places, "Drug Abuse Center", Broward County, Ft Lauderdale, FL 1996
Art in State Buildings, University of Florida, Bio-Tech. Facility Gainesville, FL, -1995
Art in Public Places, "Metro-Mover Station" "Calle Ocho" Miami, FL-1993/94
Lincoln Road Development Corp. Fountain Project, Miami Beach, FL-1992

NEA, Miami Children’s’ Museum, mural Project, Miami, Fl 2006
Spruce pines-Hispanic Artist, Gathering Center Mural Project, 2003  
A.D. Barnes Park, Developmentally Challenged Adults Mural Project, 2001-06
NEA, Bay Point Schools, at Risk Youth, Mural Project, 2002
Scuola Lorenzo Di Medici Florence, Italy, Special Studies Program-1987
Honorable Mention Scholarship: Illinois State University-1986
Scholarship: Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, Coral Gables, FL-1980
Miami Herald: Silver Knight Award-1981
Scholastic Art Awards, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY-1980

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Group Mural Projects 
Dade County Children’s Court House Mural Project 2008-2012
Immokalee Elementary School- Tree of life mural-2008
Immokalee Middle School, Mural Project, 2006
Miami Children’s Museum, Mural Project, 2006
RCMA, Elementary School Mural Projects, 2005-2006
Southside Elementary School Museum Mural Project, 2006-2008
Biscayne Elementary, Murals Projects, 2003-2004
AD Barns, Metro Dade Parks, Leisure Access Services, Mural Projects-Developmentally Challenged students 2001-2007
Bay Point Juvenile Detention Center, “Food Mural”, 2003
Easter Seals, Special Mural Project for L.D. Children,
Metro-Dade County Parks, Miami, FL -2000
Jewish Home for the Aged Special Mural Project, Metro-Dade Parks, Miami, Fl-2000
Dade County Schools, Art Teachers Workshop, NMB, FL-2000
Visiting Artist/Instructor/ Speaker of Ceramic Public Art -2000
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Neighborhood Mural, LDS Children, Ceramic Workshop- 1999
Biscayne Elementary, Miami Fl 
Public Art Session, International Symposium, Instructor of Ceramic Public Art -1999
Penland Wall, “Toe River”, 1999

“Unusual Suspects” Public Artist of South Fl.Art Center, Miami, Beach, Fl  2011
“Art South” Alumni Exhibition, ACSF, Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, Fl 2010
“ANIMAL INSTINCTS” , Cafeina Gallery, Art Basel 2009
Blue Waters”, Latino Artist, Traveling Museum Exhibition, 2005-2006
 “Garden of Art”, Art + Gallery, Coconut Grove, Fl-2004
 “Alumni Show” University of Miami, Goral Gables, Fl-2003
"New Works" Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Fl -1999
"Selected Works" Manchester Community Tech. College Manchester, CT-1995
"Jardin #4", Metro Dade Cultural Affairs Council Gallery, Miami, FL-1994
"Jardin", Richard Arregui Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL (Nov)- 1993
"Save the Waters", Mc Cabe Residence, New York, NY-1992
"War Games", Arregui Hsia Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL (March)- 1991
"Recent Work", Ligneroset, Miami, FL- 1990/91
"Mistaken Identities", Van Cleef Fine Arts, Miami, FL (April)- 1990

Byron Apartments, Miami Beach, Sun-Palm Mural-2006
Essential Bodyworks, Spa Mosaic Koi Pond Floor entranceway-2005
Larios on the Beach, Hand-Made tile Bar, Wall. Miami Beach, Fl-2000
Memorial Bench, Ransom Everglades Middle School, Coconut Grove, Fl-1999
Chicos, Store Front, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL-1998
Sea World, Mural at Sports Core, Kohler Co., Kohler, WI-1998
“El Ciclon”, Handmade Ceramic Fish. Miami Beach, FL-1997
Browns & Co. Apothecary, Ceramic Logos, Miami Beach, FL-1996
Oribe Salon, Bathroom, Handmade tile & marble, Miami Beach, FL-1994
Delmonte' Foods National Advertising Campaign, mosaic Logo - 1994
Star Fish Restaurant, Fountain, Miami Beach, FL-1994
West & Co., "Aqua Floor’, Mosaic floor installation, Arquitectonica, Tampa, Fl-93 
Cardozo Hotel, Mosaic installations, Miami Beach, FL
Larrios, on the Beach. Mosaic tables, bar, bathroom design, Miami Beach Fl - 1993
Marlin Hotel, mosaic metal furniture, accessories, mosaic and aluminum floors and elevator,          
The Palm Cafe, restaurant design, Miami Beach, FL-1990

North 44 Restaurant, mosaic floors, table tops brushed aluminum walls & bar, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Artist Call: ALL FLORIDA II: Abstract Works Exhibition

The Box Gallery
1 Year Anniversary Celebration 
All Florida Exhibition II

Exhibition Dates: June 17-July 8, 2017

ART CALL DEADLINE : May 25, 2017 | 5PM


1 Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration
June 17-July 8, 2017

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

ALL FLORIDA II Exhibition: Abstract Works, June 17-July 8, 2017
1 Year Anniversary Exhibition
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Application Dates:
April 25, 2017-May 25, 2017

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission, 1 submission per category allowed.

Notification Date:
June 1, 2017

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition II Abstract Works: June 17-July 8, 2017 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition II: Abstract Works is the 1 year Anniversary Exhibition of the Box Gallery. 
VIP Reception on June 17, 2017, and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 17-July 8, 2017.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to The Box Gallery and must apply online.


ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION II 2017 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:
Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light
Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
 per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 views per work
Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 25, 2017.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

-Please No giclée's,
-Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before June 1, 2017.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on or before June 14, 2017 by 5 PM.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA II EXHIBITION II: Abstract Works 2017.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**


2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only that work in that category will be exhibited.



Drop Box Link should be emailed to:
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:




All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered. 
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate submissions for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 2100 pixels, or 7 inches on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

PDF with links and Support Materials

Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

Curator’s selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at to

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero 
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.