LGBTQA+ Pride Month Kicks Off at The Box Gallery: SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: Colors and Culture of The LGBTQ+ and HIEROSCOPIA-USA

LGBTQA+ Pride Month Kicks Off at The Box Gallery: SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: Colors and Culture of The LGBTQ+ and HIEROSCOPIA-USA 

Fine Art! Films! Drag Shows!
Roundtable Discussions and Workshops!

Exhibition Dates: March 4-31, 2023

The Box Gallery
Kicks LGBTQA + Pride Month in WPB

Colors and Culture of
The LGBTQ+ Community
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach Florida 33404



VIP Reception: March 4, 2023 7-10 p.m. Tickets ( Free/ Donations Suggested )

Colors and Culture of the LGBTQ+ community
with a Live Performance by Cuban Female Illusionist

The Box Gallery

Shanaya Montiel
Featured artists include:
Roger Schinkler, Ali Miranda, Erick Estevanell, Franco Sotillo, Serge Strosberg, David Mandel, Louis Ammirato,Matt Yeandle, Iracema Diaz Paz, Hugo Navarro, Pedro Navarro,Aaron Ligon, Hilary Mangel Mabelin Castellanos, Susan David, Paul Guirguis, Andrew Hollimon, Yochi Yakir-Avin, Vered Pasternak, Stacey Mandell, Ignatius Blue, Bryan Sanders, Christine Fanfan, Jeanette Sabo, Wanita Dixon, Elaine Weber, and Wendy Carey.


LGBTQA+ Video and Film Screenings March 5, 2023. 1-4 p.m. Tickets ( Free/ Donations Suggested )

Select videos and films from the Hieroscopia Festival and Corcel del Corto. and Live Performance by Cuban Female Illusionist Alma Alma


Roundtable Discussion and Workshop: March 9, 2023 7-10 p.m.

The Importance of Storytelling
Hosted by Rolando Chang Barrero: The Box Gallery
Special guests participating are:

  1. Hugo and Pedro Navarro: Hieroscopia Festival
  2. Ali Miranda: Photography
  3. Donna Wienberger: Transpire Help- Ambient Project 
  4. Julie Seaver: Compass Community Center 
  5. Iris Maria Rodriguez Valero, Homosexuality as Theme
  6. Liumila Segura Rodriguez, Corcel del Corto
  7. Allan Hendricks: Pride Tribe Foundation
  8. Manny Mendez: Film and Recovery
  9. Vassilia Binensztok, Ph.D.: Juno Counseling and Wellness
  10.  Emily Zarzycki: Cros Ministries Camp Director

Exhibition Dates: March 4-31, 2023

Rolando Chang Barrero, The Box Gallery

West Palm Beach FL (February 13, 2023)- Rolando Chang Barrero pairs up with renowned Cuban filmmaker Hugo Navarro to present SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: Colors and Culture of The LGBTQA+ and HIEROSCOPIA-USA as part of The City of West Palm Beach Pride Month and other Countywide Pride Month events.

The kickoff off event will be held at The Box Gallery, located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405, beginning on March 4th, 2023 and engaging the public throughout the month with Video and Film Screening, Roundtable discussion, workshops, and series of presentations.

Both projects are developed to celebrate and educate guests of all ages of the contributions by creatives in all disciplines in the arts locally, nationally and internationally. The projects are focused on the rich, vibrate yet often overlooked intersections of the LGBTQA+ community, the visual and performing arts including literature, film, video, and music. 

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, Muse Award winner for Cultural Leadership by The Cultural Council for the Palm Beaches, and the recently exiled Cuban filmmaker and director Hugo Navarro who began HIEROSCOPIA Festival in Nuevitas, Cuba, the month long events provide insight into the dynamic world of Latino, Asian, Black and Anglo LGBTQ+ culture.

The theme "Colors and Culture" of LGBTQA+ community is an acknowledgment and celebration of the perseverance of the multidimensional and diverse sectors of the LGBTQA+ community that are confronted with additional biases: race, colorism, immigration status, education and classism inclusive.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Group Exhibition features over 20 artists who explore the colors and culture of the LGBTQA+ community. Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero the exhibition focuses on the intersectional realities and personal interpretations of the artists.

HIEROSCOPIA-USA video and film screenings on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. showcases audio-visual work created by El Movimiento Audiovisual en Nuevitas. The presentation incudes a talk by organizer Hugo Navarro and selections of the HIEROSCOPIA film festival created by Hugo Navarro and his brother Pedro Navarro to give voice to the otherwise disenfranchised creatives in Cuba. A meet and greet with many of the actors and writers will follow this special presentation.

The Importance of Storytelling
Artists, community advocates and leaders will gather for a roundtable discussion and workshop on "The Importance of Storytelling" that will take place on Thursday, March 9th, 2023 at 7 p.m.


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