Licari, Stevens featured in latest art center show
Jeanne Licari and Toni Stevens, both of Rochester, are the next featured artists in the RAC2 exhibition series at the Rochester Art Center.
The opening reception for "Water: A Medium and a Subject," featuring works by Licari and Stevens, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. The artists will talk about their work at 8 p.m.
Licari, who was interested in art from an early age, spent 20 years working as a medical technologist before turning to art full-time. Her oil paintings include landscapes, still-life and the figure. She is drawn to color, atmosphere and how light affects the subject. Licari's landscapes often include a body of water because she enjoys painting the mysteries and movement of water.
Stevens, a native of Detroit who holds a BFA from Syracuse University, returned to art when she retired from her career in the classroom. Watercolor is her medium of choice. She has entered numerous competitions and has won several awards for her work. She moved to Rochester seven years ago and along with Licari operates the Open Studio at the Rochester Art Center.
Admission to the opening reception is free. There will be a cash bar, with light refreshments provided. The exhibition continues through Feb. 17.