Palm Beach County’s Box Gallery was voted “Best Gallery” in 2018. Their 7thAnnual Black and White Party would probably be a major reason why. West Palm Beach Beach Curator Rolando Chang Barrero brought the community together to celebrate the Cuban Diaspora by showcasingperformance of “Eggungun, the Orisha of the Ancestors.”
Guests were treated to a night of culture, filled with moments of brotherhood and sanctity. More than 100 people showed up decked out in their artistic black and white attire ready to view thought provoking pieces of art.
“I’m so happy you guys could be here tonight,” gallery curator Barrerro told the crowd. “Cuba is such a small place, but when we come together, we pack a strong punch.”
Guests were treated to special treats all night. The music for the evening was provided by eclectic DJ L’il Marsh. She had the tough task of making sure guests were having a good time. Along with the Latin music and good vibes, partygoers were also treated to some of the best Cuban food like rice, beans, yucca, and a roasted pig for pulled pork. Other treats came in the form of performances.
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Egg gun, the Orisha of the Ancestors, is a performance mired in symbolism and ancestral remembrance. In many cases the audience adds to the intimacy by providing a voyeuristic presence. Ferrera Balanquet is an accomplished i
’Barrero said he believes it is time to initiate a more powerful international dialogue in the arts that allows our artists acclaim in the world arena. In the last few decades fine art has been relegated to the conditional state of trends in the market place, resulting in very serious losses of development and advancement, he said in a recent statement to West Palm Beach Magazine. Barrero also stated that “West Palm Beach is no longer just a tourist destination, but a world class city and the responsibility of the cultural institutions, the art galleries, the art centers, and our museums is to reflect that.”