Rhinebeck Bank Announces Partnership with The Art Effect

POUGHKEEPSIE – From April 30 until June 30, students from The Art Effect will have their pieces on display at Rhinebeck Bank’s Beacon branch location.

This exhibit will launch the partnership between Rhinebeck Bank and The Art Effect, who will be showcasing student artwork in the branches periodically throughout the year.

The Art Effect is an organization that offers classes, courses and other resources to empower youth through forms of art and media.

“Nurturer” by Chloe Mosbacher

Based out of the Hudson Valley, The Art Effect assists in the growth of the community and their youth by promoting self-expression and personal development. In this showcase, Emily Canning, Chloe Mosbacher, Molly Stark, Yanlam Ko, Claire Wu, and Anthony DiBattista will have their work on display. These individuals are current students of The Art Effect’s Art Institute. Officially established in December 2017, The Art Effect is a merger of former organizations Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project.

Emily Canning is a senior at John Jay High School and is set to graduate in June. Following her graduation she will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology to work towards her BFA in Photography. To date, she has taken multiple pre-college classes at FIT and The Art Effect. She has also had her work displayed at multiple shows including Scholastic Art & Writing, the NY State Media Art Teachers Association, and others.

“Sister” by Claire Wu

Chloe Mosbacher is a recent alum of The Art Effect and is preparing to attend Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall. In her recent work “Wakeup Call,” she exhibits large scale mixed media paintings and explores ideas related to identity, Bildungsroman (coming of age), and social commentary. Through a mix of these pieces she combines contemporary figuration and texture with historical allusions and classical symbols. Her work has been displayed in several local venues including SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College and more. To contact Mosbacher about her work please email her at chloemosbacher@gmail.com

Molly Stark is a junior at Rhinebeck High School. To date, she has participated in a variety of art showcases and has taken a multitude of specialized training and development art classes. When she is not working on her art pieces you can find Stark playing field hockey, performing in the school musical, tutoring through an ESL program and more. To contact Stark about her art please email her at mollypstark@gmail.com

Yanlam Ko is a senior at Spackenkill High School. His recent work, “In a Box” is a parallel to human growth through the flowers hidden in the box. The purple anemone flower stands for protection from evil and the freesia flower represents innocence and friendship. His art represents that as we grow older in society we walk into a world of corruption, leaving our childhood purity behind. For inquires on Ko’s work, please email artesiak7@gmail.com

Claire Wu is a senior at John Jay High School and recent graduate of The Art Effect. She will be attending Pratt Institute in the Fall. Past experience and exhibits include Gallery 66 from 2014-2016, Teen Visions in 2017, and Exposure in 2018. Wu also participated in the Garrison Mentor Program from 2016-2017 at Garrison Art Center. For inquiries, Wu can be contacted at clairewu12340@gmail.com.

Anthony DiBattista is a senior at John Jay High School. In the fall he is set to attend The Cooper Union. His work has been featured in a variety of showcases including Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center Student exhibit and Fishkill Solidarity Event. To contact DiBattista on his art work please contact him at (845) 204-4562.

The Artwork Program at Rhinebeck Bank is aimed at showcasing local artists by giving them a convenient way to reach viewers, get publicity, and sell their works. 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 reach out by emailing Artwork@RhinebeckBank.com. Simply submit a sample of your work and which location, Beacon or Rhinebeck, you are interested in. The program is entirely free to participate in. There is no cost to hang or display work, nor does the bank take any commission on works that are sold as a result of any publicity.