The Unstoppable & Inspirational Rolando Chang Barrero

Janice K. Johnson

Rolando Chang Barrero is an American painter, curator, gallerist, filmmaker, performance artist, activist and arts advocate. Born in Coconut Grove, Florida and currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Barrero received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1990.

Rolando Chang Barrero

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A PERSON MAKES A BIG impact. Several years ago, that person arrived in Palm Beach County and his activism, leadership and energy ripple through the arts community continuously. After he opened his studio in Boynton Beach, Barrero helped to initiate the Boynton Beach Arts District.

The Box Gallery WPB

Shortly thereafter with fellow artist Craig McInnis, they launched Art Synergy PBC, exhibiting local artists at the Palm Beach and Boca Fine Art Shows. Next he opened his eponymous gallery on Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth and then launched his fourth art endeavor The Box Gallery with 4,000 square feet of exhibition space on Belvedere Road.

The Box Gallery WPB

Art Lovers and Collectors are cordially invited to enjoy the Opening Reception of Gartel: Media Blitz Palm Beach at The Box Gallery on Saturday, September 3rd from 7-10pm. Barrero recently curated the exhibition, on view from September 3 – October 1, 2022. The Opening Reception Event is Free & Open to the Public / RSVP HERE.

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Rolando Chang Barrero’s artwork, his signature birds

“Cultural Creative” -Art Hive Magazine.
“Artistic Innovator” -The Florida Weekly.
“Top 10 Visual Artists in Palm Beach County” -New Times.
“Most Intriguing People of the S.Florida Arts Scene” -South Florida Gay News.
“Green Trailblazer” -Sun Sentinel.

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