PHOENICIA — Ulster Savings Bank would like to invite the public to an opening reception at their 58 Main Street, Phoenicia branch on Friday, February 14, from 2–4 p.m. to celebrate their latest art exhibit by artist Dorothea Fischer. Light refreshments will be served. Dorothea’s exhibit features Catskill Mountain landscapes in oil pastels. They will be on display at the bank through February.

Ms. Fischer is a long time resident of Woodstock, NY who enjoys painting the Catskills and surrounding gardens. “I am fascinated by the ever-changing play of color, line, and contrast in nature and love to experiment with different media,” she said. Dorothea majored in art at SUNY Ulster and has studied at the Woodstock School of Art and with private teachers. Her work has been shown at SUNY Albany, ASK in Kingston, and WAAM, where she has won awards. Several of her paintings are in private collections.

For more information concerning the exhibit, please contact Samantha Awand-Gortel, Phoenicia Branch Manager, at 845-688-5965, ext. 6701.

Photo Caption: ‘View of the Hudson Valley’ by artist Dorothea Fischer, framed, oil pastel on canvas.

About Ulster Savings Bank:

Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Ulster Savings Bank is a Mutual Savings Bank with assets of $916 million. Ulster Savings Bank has 14 branches located in Kingston, Lake Katrine, Gardiner, New Paltz, Newburgh, Phoenicia, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock. Additional mortgage lending offices are located in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties.

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The Phoenicia Ulster Savings Bank is a great supporter of the local arts community. They host wonderful art shows and are sponsors of the Shandaken Art Studio Tour, coming July 17-19.

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