07/18/18 7:30am

Newburgh Community Land Bank is pleased to continue for their second year of Artist-In-Vacancy and announce their 2018 Artists:

2018 ARTISTS

Audra Wolowiec
Caroline Partamian
Ethan Primason
Elke Luyten
Kira Alker
Rachel Ellison
Stephen Kwok
Sylvia Hardy

“NCLB’s Artist in Vacancy is a creative initiative to make use of select properties in our core neighborhood to offer as sites for creative work that will engage the community and promote arts & cultural production in the City of Newburgh. Through AIV we look to address vacancy & abandonment in Newburgh by re-imagining vacant sites as places for community engagement, artistic production, aesthetic & cultural research, and renewed inhabitation. We will be announcing artists exhibitions, workshops, and event openings throughout the summer, culminating in Newburgh Open Studios on September 29-30th.

Keep posted on our website, newsletter and social media for upcoming events and openings throughout the summer!
www.newburghcommunitylandbank.org/artist-in-vacancy“.

06/07/18 7:35am

Change is in the air for Chambers Street. The Holland Tunnel Art Gallery opened its doors May 25th to a packed open house. Some commented they couldn’t believe it was the same Chambers Street, and others remembered a time when the building housed illegal activities. It couldn’t be further from its former life with all the families and children in attendance. The owner, Paulien Lethen, says the space will be a venue for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. Just an example of the potential of Newburgh’s stock.

05/15/18 7:30am

Dutch artist, Paulien Lethen, is opening the Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh on May 25 (5-10pm) and May 26 (1-6pm) in a renovated 1860’s warehouse at 46 Chambers Street. The gallery will feature opening exhibition work by local and international artists and live jazz by Dutch pianist/vocalist Heleen Schuttevaer, Lethen’s sister, and other musicians.

The Chambers Street gallery is the newest location for the Holland Tunnel Gallery which originated in 1997 in Williamsburg in a Home Depot garden shed in Lethen’s backyard. It immediately received press in The New York Times and became a neighborhood icon. In 2000 the Dutch sisters, Paulien and Heleen, opened Holland Tunnel Gallery Paros in Greece, with summer exhibitions and concerts in a 400 year old merchant house.

The Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh will be a new venue for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. Paulien comments that she feels the same 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.

For information:
hollandtunnelart@gmail.com
www.hollandtunnelgallery.com

The exhibition will feature works by Jesus Antoshka, Kakyung Cho, Marieken Cochius, Steve Gerberich, Lynn Isaacson, Paulien Lethen, Julie Lindell, Bix Lye, Sinjin Lye, Jan Mulder, Kent Peterson, Jacques Roch, Judy Thomas, Audra Wolowiec

Jazz performances by Heleen Schuttevaer (piano, vocals) and guests; line up TBA

01/23/18 7:30am

George Washington Street Art

New street art on the corner of Washington and Liberty Streets, on the side of Cream Newburgh Boutique. Signed Teran and Fuel. We love seeing art work popping up all over the city. More please!

09/20/17 7:30am

One of the best weekends to visit the City of Newburgh is upon us. Going 7 years strong, Newburgh Open Studios introduces visitors to Newburgh’s burgeoning arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations, performance art and pop-up shows. Much of the self-guided tour is ‘walkable’.

Visit www.NewburghOPENStudios.org for the 2017 participating artists. Their website is updated regularly.

As always thank you, Michael and Gerardo, for organizing this event!

07/17/17 7:30am

Photo of the week by Brian Wolfe. “The turnout was fabulous for the Orange Alert III exhibition! Jackie Skrzynski estimates around 150 people attended, traveling from as far away as New York City and New Jersey. If you missed the opening, you can text 845-304-3142 before July 22 to set up an appointment to see the show. Thanks to the artists, Orange County Tourism and everyone else who made this exhibition a success!”

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