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New Year’s Eve at 3rd Street Gallery

three musicians in a gallery

Haywood and Friends entertain for New Year's Eve at 3rd Street Gallery.

Just a small gathering of friends as we listened to more friends, Haywood and Friends, play their brand of jazz at the 3rd Street Gallery in Carnegie, PA. From left is Phil Salvato, painter and bassist, all the paintings on the walls are his; Ron Bossetti, saxophones and clarinets and other such instruments, former high school music teacher and regular at 3rd Street; and Haywood Vincent, jazz pianist and arranger.

wall of paintings

A Wall of Paintings

photo of musicians

Ron, Haywood and Swami Shantanand smiling on approvingly.

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Haywood happy at his piano.

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3rd Street Gallery, Phil's piano and paintings.

black and white photo of musician through piano

Haywood in the piano, desaturated color with film grain filter added (since photos were grainy already).

filtered photo of musicians

And because it's a gallery, a Photoshop dry brush filter of the trio.

Happy New Year!

Gallery Talk

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Gallery Talk

Our model didn’t show up for the model study class, so we took an opportunity to discuss how to keep a small co-op gallery going in this economy.

A co-op gallery is run by a group of artists who each purchase a membership, then pay quarterly dues in order to show. Members have certain duties as well, including “sitting” in the gallery during posted business hours.

Sounds like a model for co-operative business especially for artists who are all willing to help each other, but even in the best of times art is difficult to sell. The challenge to the gallery doesn’t only come from a decrease in purchases, but also from a decrease in membership and in members reducing time spent on gallery activities.

Guess we’ll have to see.