Rolando Chang Barrero, This Is Not A School Supply, 2018, Body Bag with Vinyl Letters

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Original work by Rolando Chang Barrero as part of the "School Supplies for a New Era" series created as a result of the mass murders in America High Schools.

Rolando Chang Barrero, B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a visual artist, arts advocate, and independent curator.

South Florida Gay News OUT 50 most influential people of the year. Rolando captures the human soul and spirit through his vision and artistic expressions. His work sparks conversation about current issues and the inner essence of life in an ever-changing world.

Rolando resides and maintains a working professional art studio and gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida, The Box Gallery located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s “Cultural Corridor. 

Rolando has been recognized as one the nine most intriguing persons of the South Florida Art Scene ; is one of the Top Green Trailblazers ; and has received the prestigious Congressional Letter of Commendation in 2014, for his contributions in the advancement for the arts. 

Rolando’s passion for the arts has inspired him to devote his time in promoting the arts to underprivileged and underserved children in the community by way of his philanthropical efforts. 

He continues to reach and inspire new artists from all walks of life – visual, filmmakers, writers and poets.  

Rolando’s most recent works are "School Supplies for a New Age"- a response to American Mass Murders of School Children. and “US HEROES SERIES”- which explores the phenomena of idolatry and “hero creation” in the United States by the media and American t-shirt clad human billboards which inadvertently rationalizes mass murder and executions by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Raul Castro, for a greater good that is non-existent in Cuba.