RHINEBECK – Rhinebeck Bank is pleased to announce their latest branch art exhibit, a collection of paintings by Charles Steele.

The exhibit will be on display at the Bank’s Rhinebeck branch, located at 6414 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, through Saturday, April 10, 2021. Everyone is encouraged to visit the branch during regular business hours to enjoy this amazing art exhibit.

Growing up in the San Francisco bay area, Steele always gravitated towards art as a child, with the recognition early on, that he was creative, and thus encouraged by several of his art teachers. He later attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) adjunct high school, “The Renaissance School”, which further encouraged and instilled in him the pursuit of expression via creative endeavors, including drawing, painting, music, sculpture and acting.

Painting became a means to convey aspects of himself and his moods and feelings, and through this medium, it has allowed him to express experiences without the constraints of language. Steele’s art continues to be an exploration and an evolving journey for him, moving always toward a more refined expression in his painting (in this case acrylics) to engage in a wordless dialogue with the viewer, presenting a certain mood or feeling via his art, which is difficult to convey in language.

For more information about his work, please contact Steele at livewellsteele@gmail.com.

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 160 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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