Rhinebeck Bank announces Michael Mendel art exhibit at Rhinebeck branch

RHINEBECK – Rhinebeck Bank is pleased to announce their latest branch art exhibit, a collection of artwork by Michael Mendel.

The exhibit will be on display at the Bank’s Rhinebeck branch, located at 6414 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, now through Saturday, March 7th. Everyone is encouraged to visit the branch during regular business hours to enjoy this amazing art exhibit.

Mendel, a self-taught watercolorist since 2009, has received national acclaim for his work, including features in newspapers and magazines, as well as being interviewed on national television. For over 35 years, he designed record album covers for some of America’s great singers and bands, including Tony Bennett, Donovan, The Beach Boys, The Hollies and the Stylistics. He also designed album covers for original Broadway show recordings and movie soundtracks, including “The Godfather” and “Serpico”.

His work has garnered recognition from the National Arts Club of New York and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, both located in New York City, and has shown paintings at the Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in NYC, as well as the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. Locally, he was honored to be the first artist ever to display work at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston and was recently commissioned to paint railroad-themed (engines, railroad cars, various crossings, etc.) watercolors by the Delaware & Ulster Railroad.

A native of Berlin, Germany, Mendel is a 1956 graduate of The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and thereafter served as an officer in the U.S. Army Infantry. He resides and works in New York City.

About Rhinebeck Bank’s Artwork Program and Rhinebeck Bank

The Artwork Program at Rhinebeck Bank is aimed at showcasing local artists by giving them a convenient way to gain exposure for their creations. Rhinebeck Bank is always happy to hear from additional artists who would like to show their art, and will work with them to schedule a viewing period in one of their branches. Interested parties can contact the Bank via e-mail at Artwork@RhinebeckBank.com. Please submit a sample of your work and which location, Beacon or Rhinebeck, you are interested in having host your artwork. There is no cost to participate in the Artwork Program and Rhinebeck Bank does not receive any commission on works sold as a result of the exhibit.

For over 159 years, Rhinebeck Bank has been an integral part of the area’s economic growth and a driving force for commerce along the Hudson River. Rhinebeck Bank takes pride in being personally involved in local businesses, communities and charitable organizations. Their ability to be responsive to the needs of their customers and community has led their continued growth. For more information about Rhinebeck Bank of any of their products or services, please visit www.RhinebeckBank.com.

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