Saturday, December 8, 2018

Box Gallery: Setting the bar high for 2019.


You are invited to attend

The 7th Annual Black and White Affair: Celebrating the Cuban Diaspora
December 29, 2018

by December 15, 2018

A Pre-New Year's Eve Gathering at The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
Special Performances, Exhibitions, Live Music, Drink and Food

"As we enter a new epoch in West Palm Beach there will be a remarkable change in the work presented at The Box Gallery. The upcoming Eggungúnthe Orisha of the Ancestors” performance and exhibition has intellectual depth and academic resonance. I believe it time to initiate a more powerful international dialogue in the arts that allows our artists acclaim in the world arena.  In the last few decades fine art has been relegated the conditional state of trends in the market place, resulting in a very serious loss to its development and advancement. West Palm Beach is no long just a tourist destination, but a world class city and the responsibility of the cultural institutions, the art galleries, the art centers, as well as, our museums is to reflect that."  -Rolando Chang Barrero
Eggungúnthe Orisha of the Ancestors”

7th Annual Black and White Affair: Celebrating the Cuban Diaspora

December 29, 2018 |7 PM

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


The Box Gallery has been nominated for

Best Art Gallery 2019 



Recognized and awarded 

The Best Art Gallery in Palm Beach 2018 and 2017 
by the South Florida Gay News





Eggungúnthe Orisha of the Ancestors”
7th Annual Black and White Affair: Celebrating the Cuban Diaspora

December 29, 2018 |7 PM

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


$20 Donation at the door
Tickets: RSVP

The 7th Annual Black and White Affair and Exhibition is no simple holiday party. The annual social event will mark the closely held direction for Rolando Chang Barrero’s The Box Gallery. 
Since 2011 curator, Rolando Chang Barrero has capitalized on the presence of patrons and collectors at the annual event to present the changes in his curatorial practice. The experienced 57 year old activist in the arts is a veteran of the art world has been the force to contend with since his arrival in Palm Beach County. His efforts to redirect and realign perceptions and understanding of what art is and can look like began 1991 after graduating for the acclaim School of the Art Institute of Chicago when he returned home and was selected and served the the City of Miami as the interim director of the Miami Dade College Galleries, Barrero has not ceased to provided fresh and provocative new works by some of the very best artists to South Florida. From vibrate performance art to site specific installations, from the radical censored works to eloquent poetry readings, from the ephemeral to the ethereal, Rolando Chang Barrero has been organizing and curating exhibitions that have depth and weight reflecting the the cultural climate as it subtly shifts year after year.

West Palm Beach-On December 29, 2018, curator Rolando Chang Barrero will present a multi-media immersion into the Cuban diaspora. The annual Black and White Affair has become one of the  most attended events and exhibitions organized by Barrero. Keeping his vision to entertain, educate, and enlighten through the arts, Barrero will be presenting “Celebrating the Cuban Diaspora  by bringing together the highly acclaimed Dr. Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet that has worked for over three decades as a performance artist, filmmaker, and academic to perform “Eggungúnthe Orisha of the Ancestors”,  a performance mired in symbolism and ancestral remembrance, so intimate in many ways that the audience will play a voyeuristic role whether they are cognizant of this or not. 

Joining the celebration of the Cuban Diaspora alongside Ferrera-Balanquet is artist, Carlos Javier Camacho Albert, visiting artist from Cuba who will be exhibiting selections of his work at The Box Gallery in 2019 and ex-political prisoner of Cuba Alejandro Fuerte will recite a poem penned to accompany the Shroud of the Cuban Sorrow he he painted while in prison which will be on display. No Cuban celebration would be complete without serving tradition holiday foods, including a roasted pig, and live entertainment by Cuban reggaeton singer El Chamako Rikera and Karolay Meme Ureña the musical diva from San Jose, Costa Rica. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Box Gallery Awarded Best Gallery in Palm Beach


"Rolando’s love for the art and his multifaceted approach and artistic activism puts him rightfully so with greats like Frida Khalo, Pablo Picasso, Kieth Haring, and Victor Manuel Garcia. Rolando embodies the true spirit of a Renaissance Man." -DCJ (SFGN)




Best Gallery: The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Rd.,West Palm Beach

The 7th Annual Black & White Affair: 
Celebrating the Cuban Diaspora

A holiday celebration with special performance "Eggenguns, the Orisha of the Ancestors" and exhibition by visiting artist Dr. Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet, Carlos Javier Camacho Albert, and recital by Alejandro Fuerte.
Live music, cocktails, Cuban cigar rolling, Cuban food, and more.

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

The State of The Arts: Performance and Installation Artist Salon will be held at 
The Box Gallery on Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 6-9 PM with Diane Arrieta, Linda Behar, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Sibel Kocabaşı, Rick Newton, Andrea Iaroc, and Dr. Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet.
Free: ($10 suggested Donation)


This salon is a part of Dr. Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet performance and exhibition 


and,


CONCEPTualism 2019 
In partnership with...
Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach Week

The Box Gallery kicks off the
Palm Beach Art Week 2019
with 
CONCEPTualism 2019 Installation Projects by

Diane Arrieta, Linda Behar, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, 
Sibel Kocabaşı, and Rick Newton.

Opening Reception and First Viewing will held on 
Saturday, January 12, 2018 | 7-10 PM


Exhibition dates: 1-12-2019- 1-31-19.
The collaborative team of artists will transform the 4000 square feet exhibition space creating a paradigm where their inter-dependent thoughts and concepts are woven together literally and metaphorically.
CONCEPTualism 2019 is organized and curated by Rolando Chang Barrero at the Box Gallery in conjunction with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach Week.






Thursday, November 29, 2018

Big Weekend For Photography Enthusiasts and Art Collectors at The Box Gallery




Big Weekend For Photo Enthusiasts and Art Collectors!
State of The Arts: Photography!
Friday and Saturday!
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This Friday Night at 7 PM


Push! PhotoFest 2018: Valan Evers

The Ties That Bind
Probably the most intriguing collection of images of the male figure since Robert Mapplethorpe!This Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7 PMThe Ties That Bind by Valen-Alt.pix Photography The Box Gallery 



Push! PhotoFest 2018: Valan Evers
The Ties That Bind
Probably the most intriguing collection of images of the male figure since Robert Mapplethorpe!This Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7 PMThe Ties That Bind by Valen-Alt.pix Photography The Box Gallery 
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Demonstration, Workshop, and Roundtable

Saturday, December 1, 2018
at The Box Gallery
from 5:30-10 pm
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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This Saturday From 5:30 PM to 9 PM

State of The Arts: Photography
Demonstration, Workshop, and Roundtable
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at The Box Gallery from 5:30-10 pm811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Roundtable Discussion Special Guests.....


Jim Colton
Jim Colton is the current Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

The Box Gallery The Best Art Gallery 2018, 2017 -SFGN


Jim Eisele: Fashion FL
"Art and Design have always been a dominant part of my personal and professional life. Primarily a natural light photographer through most of my 30 year photographic journey, I stepped in to a professional studio for the first time in 2007 and fell in love all over again, studying advanced studio techniques under renowned fashion photographers from Barcelona, Miami, New York, and Paris."



Hope Kahn

Hope Kahn has been a professional photographer for the last 25 years. 
She has studied photography at University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as workshops throughout the country.  She holds a BS degree in Education and has taught photography to children in under privileged urban settings.
Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras.  Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects. 
Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel,and Numerous Private Collections. 

She has been published  in Shots Magazine, National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising, and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, "Cosmos" has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.


Matt Stock
Matt Stock was asked to speak about his unique technique and perspective on darkness at TEDx in Coconut Grove, a breakout event of the renowned TED Conferences held annually in California that bring inspired thinkers from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design together to learn from and further inspire others. He has been recognized by the photographic community having his images grace the cover of Portfolio Magazine as well as Shutterbug and has been juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several awards, including four Honorable Mentions in the prestigious International Photography Awards; three in 2007 and one in 2010. Matt was also one of three U.S. photographers selected for recognition in the 2014 International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup earning an Honorable Mention in the professional nature category.

Michele Eve Sandberg
As a New York photographer Michele Eve had regularly photographed the streets of New York City while working as the High School Photographer. Her passion mainly lied in photographing people, captured in the energy of New York City, titled Street Portrait Photography.

For nearly three decades Michele Eve has been studying Art and Photography in New York City and Florida. Trained at The School of Visual Arts, Art Students League, the National Academy of Fine Art and Miami Dade College. 


, Brian Cattelle

For Brian photography is an escape, a way to explore the world, studying every detail of the simple things. It gives him an opportunity to find beauty in unexpected places and in all walks of life. It forces him to challenge and push the bounds of his comfort zone, enabling him to grow as a person and as an artist. Over the years he has explored a wide range of photographic narratives while remaining loyal to his black and white roots
Brian has had a number of notable accomplishments which include a few international contests, features in publications, art shows, galleries, and large commissioned projects. These accomplishments only help fuel the fire that keeps him going.

Eve Harlowe
In 1999, while living in New York, Eve befriended a young Art History student Dana "Pookie" Hernandez , who introduced her to the formal world of Art and Photography. She became a student of many modern and classical art movements, particularly les Nabis, les Fauvism and other post-impressionistic styles. This fueled her own desire to create, and to form her own aesthetic. Juxtaposing opposites is a connecting thread in all of Eve's work. She explores and exposes the beauty and power that can be derived from contrasting perspectives and opposing points of view. Vintage Hollywood glamour finds a home in Eve's work as well. As an introverted teen, she spent much of her time getting lost in old Black & White films, imagining herself the Femme Fatal. She's never been able to shake her attraction for piercing glamour!


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



Valan Evers

"A man’s body. The suppleness of skin over hard muscle. Strength sheathed in soft flesh.
So very different than the yielding curves of a woman’s form. He is hardness and restraint.

And then there is the intoxicating play of light on skin.
The nuance of highlight and shadow.

Finally there is the rope.
Binding.
Wound tightly to immobilize.
To constrain his strength, to tie him down: to remind him of his true bondage: his “bondage of self.”

For you see, it is not simply physical bondage. Not just ties that limit movement... but the metaphorical ties that constrain his existence.

Bound by social convention.
Bound by expectations.
Bound by assumptions.
Bound by perceptions.
Bound by ideas of who and what he is; what is expected of a man in this society.

Is this “bondage of self” submission or safety?"

-Valan Ash Evers





Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Brian Cattelle at The Box Gallery: PUSH! PhotoFest 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 7-10 P
Got Caught Stealing!
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401



Friday, November 23 at The Box Gallery exploring new directions in portraiture 
by photographer Brian Cattelle of Bare USA project. 



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero presents a
Push! PhotoFest 2018 
November 16 through December 16, 2018. 

Push! PhotoFest 2018 included four exhibitions, a workshop, roundtable discussions and mini-fair at The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida and Compass Community Center located at 201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida.

Schedule of Events!

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 7-10 P 
Push! PhotoFest 2018 will kickoff with a VIP reception on 
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. with the presentation of 
Hope Kahn's Pin-Hole Photography

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 6-8 P 
TransCuba
Photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been an advocate and documentarian of the transgender community for more than 35 years. Photographs and interviews taken during trips in 2012 and 2013 documents the lives and families of transgender women in Cuba, as they struggle to survive discrimination and poverty. 
The Great Hall Gallery

Tuesday, November 20 at the Great Hall Gallery at the Compass Community Center for the documentary photographic essay TransCuba by Mariette Pathy Allen.

Compass Community Center 
201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida
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Friday, November 23, 2018 | 7-10 P
Got Caught Stealing
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Friday, November 23 at The Box Gallery exploring new directions in portraiture 
by photographer Brian Cattelle of Bare USA project. 
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6-8 PM
Compass Business Alliance Social at The Box Gallery 
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Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7-10 
The Ties That Bind
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Friday, November 30, 2018 A series of works by Valan Evers of Alt.Pix.
The rope series is not simply physical bondage. Not just ties that limit movement... but the metaphorical ties that constrain his existence. 
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Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 5:30-9 P 
Festival Workshop and Roundtable
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

5:30 PM
Demo: Makeing a pinhole camera with Hope Kahn

7:00 PM
State of the Arts: Photography "Directions 1"

Roundtable Discussion:

Featuring special guests:

Michele Eve Sandberg
As a New York photographer Michele Eve had regularly photographed the streets of New York City while working as the High School Photographer. Her passion mainly lied in photographing people, captured in the energy of New York City, titled Street Portrait Photography.

For nearly three decades Michele Eve has been studying Art and Photography in New York City and Florida. Trained at The School of Visual Arts, Art Students League, the National Academy of Fine Art and Miami Dade College. 
Matt Stock
Matt Stock was asked to speak about his unique technique and perspective on darkness at TEDx in Coconut Grove, a breakout event of the renowned TED Conferences held annually in California that bring inspired thinkers from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design together to learn from and further inspire others. He has been recognized by the photographic community having his images grace the cover of Portfolio Magazine as well as Shutterbug and has been juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several awards, including four Honorable Mentions in the prestigious International Photography Awards; three in 2007 and one in 2010. Matt was also one of three U.S. photographers selected for recognition in the 2014 International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup earning an Honorable Mention in the professional nature category.

Jim Colton
Jim Colton is the current Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museumin 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

Jim Eisele: Fashion FL
"Art and Design have always been a dominant part of my personal and professional life. Primarily a natural light photographer through most of my 30 year photographic journey, I stepped in to a professional studio for the first time in 2007 and fell in love all over again, studying advanced studio techniques under renowned fashion photographers from Barcelona, Miami, New York, and Paris."

and,
Hope Kahn, Brian Cattelle and, Eve Harlowe!

State of the Arts: Photography "Directions 1"
_____________________________

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 7-10 P 

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

7:30 PM
Guest speaker 
Valan Evers of Alt.Pix

Group show of work by Art and Commercial Photographers. 
Ron Rizzi, Jim Eisele, Eve Harlow, and selections of works by Brian Cattelle, Valan Evers, Hope Kahn, and Mariette Pathy Allen.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Photos for the inaugural 1st Annual Push! PhotoFest 2018 at The Box Gallery


PUSH! PhotoFest 2018
November 16 through December 16, 2018



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero presents a Push! PhotoFest 2018 from 
November 16 through December 16, 2018. 

Scroll down for pictures! Uploaded daily!

Schedule of Events!


Push! PhotoFest 2018 included four exhibitions, a workshop, roundtable discussions and mini-fair at The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida and Compass Community Center located at 201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida.
_____________________________

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 7-10 P 
Push! PhotoFest 2018 will kickoff with a VIP reception on 
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. with the presentation of 
Hope Kahn's Pin-Hole Photography

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
_____________________________
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 6-8 P 
TransCuba
Photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been an advocate and documentarian of the transgender community for more than 35 years. Photographs and interviews taken during trips in 2012 and 2013 documents the lives and families of transgender women in Cuba, as they struggle to survive discrimination and poverty. 
The Great Hall Gallery

Tuesday, November 20 at the Great Hall Gallery at the Compass Community Center for the documentary photographic essay TransCuba by Mariette Pathy Allen.

Compass Community Center 
201 North Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, Florida
_____________________________

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 7-10 P
Got Caught Stealing
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Friday, November 23 at The Box Gallery exploring new directions in portraiture 
by photographer Brian Cattelle of Bare USA project. 
_____________________________
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6-8 PM
Compass Business Alliance Social at The Box Gallery 
_____________________________
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7-10 
The Ties That Bind
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Friday, November 30, 2018 A series of works by Valan Evers of Alt.Pix.
The rope series is not simply physical bondage. Not just ties that limit movement... but the metaphorical ties that constrain his existence. 
_____________________________

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 5:30-9 P 
Festival Workshop and Roundtable
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

5:30 PM
Demo: Makeing a pinhole camera with Hope Kahn

7:00 PM
State of the Arts: Photography "Directions 1"

Roundtable Discussion:

Featuring special guests:

Michele Eve Sandberg
As a New York photographer Michele Eve had regularly photographed the streets of New York City while working as the High School Photographer. Her passion mainly lied in photographing people, captured in the energy of New York City, titled Street Portrait Photography.

For nearly three decades Michele Eve has been studying Art and Photography in New York City and Florida. Trained at The School of Visual Arts, Art Students League, the National Academy of Fine Art and Miami Dade College. 
Matt Stock
Matt Stock was asked to speak about his unique technique and perspective on darkness at TEDx in Coconut Grove, a breakout event of the renowned TED Conferences held annually in California that bring inspired thinkers from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design together to learn from and further inspire others. He has been recognized by the photographic community having his images grace the cover of Portfolio Magazine as well as Shutterbug and has been juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several awards, including four Honorable Mentions in the prestigious International Photography Awards; three in 2007 and one in 2010. Matt was also one of three U.S. photographers selected for recognition in the 2014 International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup earning an Honorable Mention in the professional nature category.

Jim Colton
Jim Colton is the current Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museumin 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

Jim Eisele: Fashion FL
"Art and Design have always been a dominant part of my personal and professional life. Primarily a natural light photographer through most of my 30 year photographic journey, I stepped in to a professional studio for the first time in 2007 and fell in love all over again, studying advanced studio techniques under renowned fashion photographers from Barcelona, Miami, New York, and Paris."

and,
Hope Kahn, Brian Cattelle and, Eve Harlowe!

State of the Arts: Photography "Directions 1"
_____________________________

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 7-10 P 

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

7:30 PM
Guest speaker 
Valan Evers of Alt.Pix

Group show of work by Art and Commercial Photographers. 
Ron Rizzi, Jim Eisele, Eve Harlow, and selections of works by Brian Cattelle, Valan Evers, Hope Kahn, and Mariette Pathy Allen.



The photos of the events
Day 1, November 16, 2018
Hope Kahn Pinhole Photography Opening!