Local artist and member of A-R-T-S (Artistically Revealing The Spirit), Richmond Futch Jr. started painting as a young boy. Recognizing untapped artistic talent in Richmond, his elementary school teacher entered him into a special private art program at the Rochester Museum of Art. Richmond continued on to attend evening art classes at East High, the “All of Us” art program. Although also schooled in the art of Bonsai Trees, Richmond is mainly self-taught. As the featured artist of The French Quarter Cafe, Richmond has put his stamp on combining art that merges faith and music.