THE FIRST HOLLAND TUNNEL GALLERY
See WHAT'S HAPPENING and EXHIBITIONS for more details
In November 1997 Dutch artist Paulien Lethen used the Home Depot garden shed in her backyard - model Chelsea, 8 x 10 ft./ 2 ½ x 3 m, -for an exhibition in a Williamsburg art tour weekend. Holland Tunnel Gallery was born. From 1997-2007 Lethen presented a monthly show schedule. Momentarily there are exhibitions again regularly. Every exhibition became a unique installation with interaction between art and the unusual space. The gallery gained recognition in the international art world and became a neighborhood icon as a microcosm of local and international talent. Roberta Smith, art critic of The New York Times, reported: "One of the quirkiest spaces in Williamsburg is Holland Tunnel, on South Third Street, a front-runner for first place as the tiniest gallery in the metropolitan area.”
Music and events have always added a lively element to Holland Tunnel Gallery. As the gallery only accommodates six people at a time, the parking lot between the adjoining brownstones serves as meeting point, bar location and stage - no matter pouring rain or freezing cold. Visitors can dance to live jazz, rock and blues.
NEWBURGH NEW YORK
HOLLAND TUNNEL ART GALLERY & STUDIOS
NEW AND SPECTACULAIR opening May 25 and 26, 2018
Paulien Lethen is opening Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh / Gallery & Studios in a 1860 warehouse on Chambers vSt 46 between Liberty and Grand St. The industrial gallery space with high ceiling, a hand operated elevator central in the building and a grand piano for futur concerts, is the fourth location for Holland Tunnel Gallery. It seemed logical that when Lethen moved to live in Newburgh and met the lively art community, the Holland Tunnel Gallery would follow. With Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh she creates a new place for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. In Newburgh, Paulien Lethen feels the same exciting artistic energy of Williamsburg in the ‘90’s – then known as The New Bohemia. She is happy to offer a new cultural venue and art center in the Historic District of Newburgh where art and people can get together.
PARIKIA PAROS GREECE
SUMMER ART EVENTS
IN HISTORIC HOUSE