ART & JAZZ 1 July 20 – Aug 12, 2017
ART & JAZZ 2 Aug 25 – Sep 2, 2017
Artists Susan Daboll, Tania Dimitrakopoulou, Zenia Dimitrakopoulou (curator), Paulien Lethen, Bix Lye, Alice Meyer Wallace, Jan Mulder, Senta Osthoff , Evangelos Vangelatos, , Nikos Voulgaris
Musicians Marc Buronfosse (bs), Dan Costa (pi), Steve Gorn (flt), Vasilis Gouzios (sax), Elina Kanellopoulou (voc), Sophia Kopsidou (voc), Panagiotis Kostopoulos (dr), Melody McLaren (pi), Yiannis Papadopoulos (pi), Tico Pierhagen (pi), Andreas Polyzogopoulos (trp), Julian Psihogios (dr), Vasilis Rakopoulos (guit), Heleen Schuttevaêr (pi, voc), Richard Smith (guit), Lefteris Spetsakis (trp), Yiannis Spetsakis (bs), Alexandros Theocharis (guit)
Last summer, Holland Tunnel Gallery in Parikia was again the cultural and social summer venue where people from all over the world and Paros originals gather for multi media events, visual arts and music. In 2000, Dutch sisters Paulien Lethen, artist, and Heleen Schuttevaêr, pianist and vocalist, bought the run-down 18th century merchant’s house with many rooms and storage spaces. Right away they opened the gallery as a summer extension of Paulien’s New York art space. Renovations over the years in original Cycladic style make the place one of the architectural highlights in the old center of Parikia.
The summer started in July with «Art & Jazz», curated by artist and art historian Zenia Dimitrakopoulou from Athens: an exhibition with works of Greek and international artists with a festive opening jazz concert by a septet of the MAM (Mediterranean Artists Masters) Festival, and an intimate performance of tango and jazz fusion by a trio.
Towards the end August, Paulien and Heleen put together another «Art & Jazz» edition. Once more music and people filled the 4 1/2 meter high salon on the first floor. The music floated through the open windows into the street where a crowd gathered to not miss one note of a duo playing a lovely mix of world music and Greek songs, a meditative flute solo concert of Indian Raga music, enchanting Brazilian jazz played on piano and an exciting band of young jazz musicians. In the gallery and salon, artworks by artists of Holland Tunnel’s ‘stable’ were on show.
It seems that the summer of 2017 has only stimulated Holland Tunnel’s appetite to jazz up Paros for the summer of 2018. Stay tuned!