Tuesday, December 25, 2018

TransCuba Review by Kristen Grau, SFGN


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

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

$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 


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

The Box Gallery kicks off the
Palm Beach Art Week 2019
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.