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Member Spotlight Marlene Boutet and Stephan Quessy

Q: Why do you love RoCo?
A: First and foremost, we love RoCo because of it's strong support of both emerging and local contemporary artists. RoCo is also very creative in putting forth events and exhibitions that attract new people to art. We also cherish the opportunities RoCo provides to art lovers like us to meet the artists at both formal events like "The Days the Artist Spoke" and impromptu encounters.

Q: How long have you been a member?
A: Since 2008.

Q: What is your favorite exhibition and why?
A: We are fond of State of the City and Makers & Mentors. Stephan particularly enjoyed the 2008 State of the City where he discovered the work of Jim deLucia. Marlene particularly enjoyed the 2010 Makers & Mentors and Juliana Furlong Williams' rabbits! The State of the City exhibition allows a time of reflection on the health of our communities, locally and globally. Makers & Mentors offers new discoveries of both established artists we may or may not know and emerging artists.

Q: If you could have one artist create your portrait, who would it be?
A: Stephan: Robert Marx; yes it could be dark but it would also be a very powerful portrait.

Q: If you could own and live with any piece of art, which would it be?
A: Stephan: Madame X by John Singer Sargent
Marlene: anything from Jean-Paul Riopelle or Paul-Emile Borduas

Q: Who is your favorite artist?
A: All the artists met in Rochester!