Chef John Rivera Sedlar is one of two partners in brand new Rivera and Rivera, an art gallery that officially opened yesterday in Downtown. Rivera Sedlar was brought into the project by founder Carlos Rivera, who no doubt noticed the chef’s way with dried grasshoppers, spice stencils, and petal-laced tortillas, and wanted his input as lover of arts and culture. The gallery announces their objective to promote both contemporary artists and the hopefuls of tomorrow, with a main room and side annex. The first exhibits feature paintings by Miguel Osuna and in the annex, photography by Quincy Dein and Nathan Doctor as part of an ongoing series called The Dark Room . Both go through January 20, 2010. 1100 South Hope St. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 5:00pm to 9:00 p.m.
The first exhibit Photo: Rivera & Rivera