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Member Spotlight Stephen Reardon

Q: Why did you become a RoCo member?
A: I became a RoCo member soon after moving back to Rochester from living in Denver for thirteen years. I felt is was the best way to embrace and absorb the local art scene.

Q: What is your favorite exhibition and why?

A: I know this is a answer that leaves out so many exhibitions that RoCo does all year but for me it is the Members Exhibition. It is definitely the top reason I became a member. To be part of the largest local show in town.

Q: Tell us about an interesting experience you've had at RoCo.

A: Every experience has been interesting. Each exhibition becomes an eye opener to the mind of other artist.

Q: If you could have one artist create your portrait, who would it be?
A: If I had to pick a local artist to do my portrait it would be Clay Patrick McBride for sure. Clay is truly a master of light and lenses. His portraits capture the spirit and identity of his subjects. His approach is not cookie cutter setups. He approaches each assignment with a clean creative slate.

Q: What type of art do you collect?

A:I collect original painting, limited additional prints, photographic prints and I own an amazing collection of old photographic Tin Types (all photographed by Rochester photographers).

Q: Who is your favorite artist?
A: It's like chips, you just can't eat one. Erik Almas, Gregory Heisler, Annie Leibovitz, Dean Bradshaw and Albert Watson for starts.

Q: Where is your favorite place, in the East End, to get dinner/drinks after a RoCo Opening?
A: Ox and Stone!