Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk.
Cornwall Ontario — Art fans and music fans unite and rejoice because the next exhibit at The Art Gallery (TAG) will combine fantastic black and white photography and portraits of true music legends.
Barrie Wentzell was the official photographer for Melody Maker magazine in Swinging London from 1965 to 1975. He photographed music legends from John Lennon, to Jimi Hendrix, to Johnny Cash and many others.
Barrie’s work transcended all styles of music, from Classic Rock to Jazz, and even Country.
This is a huge opportunity to catch a glimpse into the life of many legendary musicians as seen through the eyes and lens of one of the most historic photographers in music history.
Barrie will be in attendance on Friday December 11th (Party and Gala) and Saturday December 12th, 2015 (signings).
It is perhaps only appropriate that there will be live music on both days. On Friday Moses Lasata is performing in the gallery, and on Saturday Sean Harley of the Trench Town Oddities has a set.
The event is a fundraiser for TAG, a 33 year old public art gallery and charity, located at 168 Pitt Street in beautiful downtown Cornwall.
The gallery is going to be selling 35 very rare Barrie Wentzel 16×20″ prints from a signed and numbered series as well as an additional run of 20 prints that Barrie is making available exclusively for this event.