Katharine "Kotty" Bowen first came to Woodstock in the 1920s as a young woman accompanied by a chaperone.
Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1896, she married Albert C. Wangler in Woodstock in 1935 and remained in Woodstock until her death in 1996 at 100 years of age.
Although not an artist herself, Kotty was an avid supporter of both arts and crafts, and ran the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen's gift shop for over 40 years.
She bequeathed funds to the Town for the purpose of "enhancing the arts in Woodstock." The Town is grateful for her generosity, and dedicates this gallery to her memory.