3 TO SEE X 2 IN MAY 2019
3 TO SEE WOMEN: May 4, 2019
Ruth Sharton | Ilene Adams | Judy Polstra
A multi-disciplinary artist based in Florida. Her embroiders on vintage garments and fabrics focus on women’s issues. Judy’s mother taught her hand embroidery at age 7, and she returned to this art at age 49, inspired by our current political climate.

A native New Yorker currently residing in Florida, Ruth is an accomplished fine arts painter and mixed media artist. She has studied classical drawing and painting and abstract expressionism, and works in a variety of other mediums including printmaking, photography, filmmaking and jewelry design. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College, NY, and has attended the Art Students League of NY, Parsons School of Design, the NYU Film Certificate Program, and the School of Visual Arts. 
Ruth has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout the North and Southeast, and her art is displayed in corporate and private collections throughout the US and Canada. Corporate collections include the Intercontinental Hotels, AT&T, The Swiss Bank Corp., The Marriott, McDonalds, and Sullivan & Cromwell.

"As an artist, my goal is to communicate the essential nature of the psyche and express a vision of beauty both raw and elegant, for my viewers, and for myself".

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches. Ilene's work is shown extensively in galleries and exhibitions.

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community. Ilene served as a Mayoral Appointee on the Cultural Affairs Commission and the Public Art Commission in West Palm Beach. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public including acting as co-director of ArtSynergy.

3 TO SEE MEN: May 25, 2019
David Rohn | Patricio Rodrigues | Adriano Ficarelli
Patricio Rodrigues
Cuban born contemporary artist living in Miami. Attended and
Graduated from National Academy Of Fine Arts Havana, CUBA with merit to present his work in the 2000 Academic exhibition in the art of engraving, He was awarded best thesis project.
His works are in private collections in the United States, France, Mexico and Cuba. 

Adriano Ficarelli is a street photographer who was born and raised in the multicultural environment of Brazil, with strong family ties to Italy and the United States. He is a West Palm Beach, FL resident and a U.S citizen. He was deeply influenced by his extended family of artists: painters, musicians, composers and architects. In his youth, Adriano was captivated by the 1960's, black and white photographs he found in his father's collection of the Italian magazine, DOMUS. Later, at university, he studied electronics, architecture, art history and graphic design. But he became a self-taught photographer as he began experimenting with black and white film. 

Every good movie is an inspiration to Adriano. His photographic style stems from his appreciation of cinema. His artistic eye observes a specific moment in the flow of life around him and captures it to reveal the special qualities that attracted him. The photograph is a candid shot evoking an emotional response. Handheld in any environment.

I have been interested in the ways that social and personal issues intersect and collide. The socio / political environment is diverse and contradictory in ways that are interesting to examine and to de-construct, and may lead to better understanding why it can be so difficult to feel connected to the larger whole or, even to oneself.
 The scale and complexity of the social and political constructs are held together and split apart through an ever wider range of communication platforms, which seem, paradoxically more socially dis-integrative than ever. 
 The portrait series reflect my social observations and internal responses to what I see around me.
 I believe the sense of loss, of disconnect and isolation, of aggression and degradation, seem widespread in our civilization now. Responding to this from my own experience, and reflected in people I see around me, represents an attempt to connect, or at least understand better what it might mean.

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Be a part of Spectrum Projects 2019

National Project: Postcards and Mail Art
June 2019

Postcard | Mail Art

The Spectrum Postcard Mail Art Project will be an exhibition...and publication

I have an Exhibition and Publication call for art, asking all people (Not just artists) to send me postcards (mail-art) of their favorite members of the LGBT community.

The Spectrum Portraits will be an exhibition...and publication
The concept is to spotlight the meaningful impact the LGBT community has as seen through the eyes of the general public.
The broad Spectrum of color, race, creed, politics and religion will be represented not only in the individual Portraits, but by the individuals participating.

Let's create unity within our country by celebrating each other and stand proudly together.
We make a positive impact in so many meaningful ways to many people, it’s way to showcase that love and respect we have for each other.

Any questions can be sent to
Rolando Chang Barrero at

Send Postcards | Mail Art to:

The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Road, WPB 33405
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