Saturday, April 27, 2019

CBS MIAMI News: Shocking Fort Lauderdale Art Exhibit Turns Heads

By Amber Diaz
....And then the big one in the corner body bags with toe-tags.
One patron said out loud, “If somebody can’t be moved by this exhibit, they’re dead.” 

“Ripped From The Headlines” will open with a #previewreception at Fatvillage Projects on Friday, April 26, 2019, and will feature 19 artists from throughout South Florida taking on a variety of hot issues, often from deeply personal and intensely political points of view. The goal is to expand awareness, and inform an ongoing dialogue as the news continues to evolve.

This has been a frenzied few years and our nation has become ever more polarized. Charges and counter charges, the Me Too movement, Black Lives Matter, white supremacy, migrants, refugees and immigrants, border crossings and border walls, Islamic fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, the Alt Right, the Populist movements, Nazis, Socialists and Communists, mass shootings and the NRA, droughts, storms, fires, floods, climate change and climate change denial, right to life and right to choose, supreme court nominations, job losses, opioid addiction, rallies, marches, protests, investigations, indictments: all compete for our attention as we struggle to decode the information amid the onslaught of a 24 hour news cycle where print, broadcast and online sources.

“Ripped From The Headlines” is curated by Elle Schorr, an artist, curator and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory Art Center, where she has brought leading artists from throughout South Florida to discuss their work at artist talks and discussions in West Palm Beach.

Exhibiting artists are: Mary Catello, Rolando Chang Barrero, Pip Brant and Duane Brant, Randy Burman, Orlando Chiang, Mark Cohen, lou anne colodny, Xavier Cortada, Gina Cunningham, TD Gillispie, Isabel Gouveia, Jeanne Jaffe, Sibel Kocabasi, Aurora Molina, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Manuel “Change the Ref” Oliver, Judy Polstra and Barbara Ziev.

First Viewing Friday, April 26, 2019 6 PM – 9 PM
in conjunction with the photography of Kat Wilson in the FAR Gallery at 521 NW 1st Ave
*Kat Wilson will be giving an artist talk at 7pm

Art Walk Saturday, April 27, 2019 6 PM - 10 PM

Art Walk Saturday, May 25, 2019 6 PM - 10 PM

Artists / Curator Talks Sunday, June 9, 2019 4 PM - 6 PM
with talks beginning at 4:30

Closing Art Walk Saturday, June 29 6 PM - 10 PM


*Exhibition and programming free and open to the public. On view until Saturday, June 29, 2019.

#rippedfromtheheadlines #elleschorr
#fatvillage #artwalk #fatvillageartwalk #fatvillageartsdistrict #fortlauderdale #artsdistrict #openingreception #vippreview
You are welcomed to dismiss my rants, my slogans , my call to action, my anger, feel free to look the other way, to walk away, to wrap yourself in the American flag while touting your 2nd Amendment right, you are welcomed to not consider GUN REFORM, but please fill out a toe tag and select the right size body for your for your child, for your niece or nephew, for your brother and or sister, etc., before you go—It makes identifying their bodies easier as we sort them at the morgue next time. 

El arte como activismo: el artista Rolando Chang Barrero In Ripped from the Headlines en FAT Village

Art as Activism: Intervention artist Rolando Chang Barrero In Ripped from the Headlines at F.A.T. Village



Ripped from The Headlines Interviews
Hola Palm Beach with Rolando Chang Barrero on Hola TV 47

Part 1 of 3


Part 2 of 3



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