Green Door Gallery Opens Door to Music

(left painting) Day 25 by R. Blair Sullivan, (center painting) Day 4 by Rick Briggs, (center sculpture) Day 1 of the “Advent: Mindful Waiting” exhibit by Andrew Wilhem, and (right painting) Day 2 by Jason Rohlf

Community building through culture

The Green Door Gallery, at the corner of Skillman and Humboldt Streets, held its first show in the first weeks of February 2018.  This two room space located behind St. Francis of Paola Church is envisioned by  Father Thomas Vassalotti, the pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, and Father Paul Anel of Heart’s Home as a way to build culture through community knowing there is a strong artist community here.  They reached out to local artist Elisa Jensen to curate exhibits and connect to artists living in the neighborhood. The most recent exhibit, “Advent: Mindful Waiting”, began on December 1st and was like a walk-in Advent calendar, where a new “gift” aka art work would be added daily through December 23rd. The exhibit is still up and has been extended to February 8th.  The pieces are placed with an aesthetic thought process and not sequentially.

The Divine Mercy Concert Series schedule. On January 18th, Cellist Dan Barrett, of the International Street Cannibals, plays a program of new works including the world premiere of PLUS HAUT from award winning French composer Dominique Lemaître, and composers Thomas Sullivan and Justin Fields. Rev. Tom Vassalotti, pastor of Divine Mercy Parish and accomplished double bass player, makes a guest appearance as well.

This Advent exhibit will add to the ambiance of two upcoming Friday concerts, part of the Divine Mercy Concert Series, hosted in the space. “New Stuff–New Music for Cello with Dan Barrett” appears on January 18th at 7 p.m. and “Low Art–Music for Saxophone and Keyboard” on February 8th at 7 p.m.  All are welcome, no reservations necessary, and free-will donations will be accepted at the door.


The Green Door Gallery is located at the corner of Skillman and Humboldt Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The door is actually green. The exhibit: “Advent: Mindful Waiting” will be up through February 8th. To make an appointment for a viewing contact: or through the Green Door facebook page: . If you want more information on the Divine Mercy Parish Concert Series go to their facebook page:

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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