Richmond City Council’s new art gallery celebrates debut

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Richmond City Council's new art gallery celebrates debut
Richmond Civic Center Plaza.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Richmond City Council’s new art gallery celebrated its debut Tuesday night. 

Located in its chambers situated off of the City’s Civic Center Plaza, the gallery is currently featuring the works of four artists as part of its “Ascend Richmond Exhibition.” The exhibit is on display through March, and features the works of local artists Tony Tamayo, Ali Vaughan, Regina Gilligan and “Louise.”

The curator for the exhibition is Elishes Cavness III and the gallery’s theme this year is “elevate Richmond.”

A flyer for the opening reception on Facebook underscored the intent of the gallery space: “Experience the diverse talents of local artists, showcasing Richmond’s unique, cultural identity. A platform that elevates and honors our artistic community.”

Richmond City Councilmember Cesar Zepeda stated on Facebook that the gallery will feature quarterly art exhibitions “as a way to bring art to more people all around our community.” He said to stay tuned for a call for art for next quarter.