From May 20 until 22, 2022, Holland Tunnel Gallery in Newburgh, NY celebrates its 25th anniversary with an opening weekend filled with an exhibition and several special musical events.
The exhibition Holland Tunnel Celebrates 25 Years honors the journey from the original backyard shed turned hip gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the current space in Newburgh, by presenting seven international visual artists that were part of the first Holland Tunnel exhibitions in Williamsburg in 1997: Alexandra Limpert (USA), Bix Lye (USA), Jacques Roch (FR) , Jan Mulder (NL) , Larry Lee Webb (USA), Paulien Lethen (NL) , and Susan Daboll (USA).
Holland Tunnel Gallery thrived in its original Williamsburg space and opened a second space in Paros Greece with yearly summer exhibits. When gentrification in Brooklyn became out of control, Paulien Lethen moved to Newburgh, NY, as chronicled in the documentary film Requiem for Williamsburg.
After Lethen’s move to Newburgh, she acquired a large 1880’s warehouse and converted it into a combined gallery and performance space, private studios and adjacent sculpture garden. Holland Tunnel Newburgh opened its doors in May of 2018 to a packed crowd. This exhibition celebrates that endeavor as Holland Tunnel Gallery continues to provide quality contemporary arts and entertainment for the Newburgh community and surrounding region. Gallery Hours Sat/Sun: 1-5pm and by appointment.
Opening weekend events
Friday Happy Hour with live music and exhibition preview
Friday, May 20, 2022
Julie Schatz will be performing vocals, piano and electric violin, fusing jazz and classical styles with hip-hop beats. Julie Schatz is a singer/songwriter, pianist, violinist and music producer. She is an endorsed Roland keyboard artist and has performed throughout the US and Europe with various groups and as a solo performer. Julie is working on soon-to-be-released original music written and produced by herself and in collaboration with music industry veterans.
OPENING DAY ‘Holland Tunnel Celebrates 25 Years
Saturday, May 21, 2022
1:00-6:00pm with music performances at 3:30pm
View the exhibition Holland Tunnel Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, with work by Alexandra Limpert, Bix Lye, Jacques Roch, Jan Mulder, Larry Lee Webb, Paulien Lethen, and Susan Daboll.
The Holland Tunnel Jazz Quartet, featuring Heleen Schuttevaêr (piano & vocals), Ron Jackson (guitar), Christopher Dean Sullivan (bass), Aaron Latos (drums), will perform two sets of jazz, blues and ballads, latin beats and funky grooves.
Community Pot-Luck and Grill
Sunday, May 22, 2022
The celebration continues with a community pot-luck and grill, and Lex Grey (vocals) and Albert Garzon (piano) will perform two sets of piano rags, standards and blues.