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‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ arrives for Palm Beach Pride month

Colors and Culture of The LGBTQ+ and HIEROSCOPIA-USA will be part of the City of West Palm Beach Pride events.

LGBTQ+ community leader, Rolando Chang Barrero pairs with renowned Cuban filmmaker Hugo Navarro to present the “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” exhibition, kicking off a series of events at The Box Gallery beginning on March 4th, on view throughout the month.

Events kicking off West Palm Beach Pride week include art exhibitions, video and film screenings, live performances, and a roundtable discussion. The month-long events will provide insight into the dynamic world of Latino, Asian, and Black LGBTQ+ culture.

HIEROSCOPIA-USA and Colors and Culture of the LGBTQ+ projects promote and educate guests of all ages about the contributions of creative artists in all disciplines of arts and culture locally, nationally, and internationally. A major focus of their work is the rich and vibrant intersection of the LGBTQ+ community with visual and performing arts, including literature, film, and video.

The exhibition is curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, Muse Award winner for Cultural Leadership by The Cultural Council for the Palm Beaches. It is done in collaboration with recently exiled Cuban Filmmaker and Director Hugo Navarro who began HIEROSCOPIA Festival in Nuevitas, Cuba.




 

The theme of “Colors and Culture” of the LGBTQ+ community is an acknowledgment and celebration of the perseverance of a multidimensional and diverse sector of a community facing additional biases: race, colorism, immigration status, education, and classism.

West Palm Beach Pride begins on March 4th and continues throughout the month with a packed-full line-up of events on Saturday, March 4th, and Sunday, March 5th. During the VIP Reception on March 4, there will be a live performance by Cuban female illusionist Shanaya Montiel and featured visual works from various artists, Roger Schinkler, Rolando Chang Barrero, Ali Miranda, Erick Estevanell, Franco Sotillo, Serge Strosberg, David Mandel, Louis Ammirato, Matt Yeandle, Iracema Diaz Paz, Rolando Chang Barrero, 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, Christine Fanfan, Jeanette Sabo, Wanita Dixon, Elaine Weber, and Wendy Carey.

For more information, visit theboxgallery.info

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