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File #: 0149X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/25/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To honor, recognize and congratulate Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists on its rich history and promising future in Franklinton, Ohio.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson

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To honor, recognize and congratulate Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists on its rich history and promising future in Franklinton, Ohio.

 

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WHEREAS, ROY G BIV Gallery champions emerging artists by presenting thought provoking exhibitions that increase the public's awareness of the artists' work and enhance the cultural diversity of Central Ohio by focusing on artistic merit alone; and 

 

WHEREAS, ROY G BIV Gallery was founded in November of 1989 by Ben Rupp and John Chamberlain, making it the longest, continually running non-profit gallery in Columbus, Ohio 

 

WHEREAS, ROY is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists, both local and global. ROY impacts the community by supporting neighborhood activities and arts groups, hosting outside organizations in its gallery space and collaborating with other arts institutions; and

 

WHEREAS, ROY G BIV Gallery has continuously been voted the best gallery in Columbus for many years and continues to serve the community as the best venue for emerging artists as well as for challenging contemporary exhibitions that are selected by nationally significant jurors; and

 

WHEREAS, ROY G BIV’s goal to present challenging art without concern for its market potential, makes ROY unique to the art community; and

 

WHEREAS, the Short North Arts District has significantly contributed to the growth and prominence of the gallery, and its role as a key player in the Columbus arts community; and

 

WHEREAS, Roy G Biv’s new home in Franklinton will enable the gallery to reach new and larger audiences and provide more space to feature and support Columbus’ local emerging artists; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby honor, recognize, and congratulate Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists on its rich history and promising future in Franklinton, Ohio.