7 people honored by VMFA as RVA Community Makers
3/3/2022, 6 p.m.
Seven people were honored recently by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as RVA Community Makers, cultural luminaries who shine a positive national spotlight on the Richmond region.
The honorees are chosen for the influence, impact and inspirational story and how they strengthen the community.
They are artist S. Ross Browne, a painter and designer; James A. Gordon III, principal of Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School; Dr. Julian M. Hayter, associate professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond; The Moon sisters, Dr. Sesha Joi Moon and Enjoli Moon, founders of The JXN Project; Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the VMFA; and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Paul Williams of The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Portraits of the honorees were unveiled Feb. 23 in the Atrium at the VMFA and will be on view through March 14.