Compass is teaming up with The Box Gallery of Palm Beach to celebrate South Florida’s diverse LGBT community with a portrait gallery.
The exhibition, named “Spectrum: Portraits of the South Florida LGBT Community,” will feature portraits of LGBT members in Broward and Palm Beach counties and more.
Compass, the LGBT community center of the Palm Beaches, will feature the portraits in their Community Hall throughout the month. To be featured, you can nominate yourself or someone else.
Box Gallery curator and owner Rolando Chang Barrero had a very clear goal when it came to curating the exhibition.
“[I wanted] to create unity within South Florida by allowing people to celebrate each other and stand proudly together,” he said. “We make a positive impact in so many meaningful ways — to so many people, it’s a way to showcase that love and respect we have for each other.”
Barrero also said that the concept of the exhibition spotlights the LGBT community’s impact as seen through the eyes of the general public and allies in South Florida. The exhibition will cover the broad spectrum of color, race, politics and religion within the LGBT community and its participants.
The Box Gallery was founded in 2016. Located in West Palm Beach, it showcases rising artists’ work within the community and strives to create an inspiring space where all feel welcome. The gallery and Barrero have collaborated with Compass in the past with its TransCuba exhibit,which documented the lives of transgender Cubans.
With Compass’ annual pride events and the addition of the Spectrum exhibition, they are continuing to recognize LGBT diversity.
The exhibition will be located at the Compass Community Center during their pride event on March 30 and 31. The event is family-friendly and all are welcome to attend.
If you wish to visit The Box Gallery, you can find it on 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 p.m.