Gallery: Doug Carter plus “Cool Fool” Book Launch, Sat Aug 14

morgand.gifFriday August 13 James North Art Crawl 7-10 pm: Doug Carter Drawings and Paintings (Artword Gallery August 5 to 29). Artist present.

CoolFool_cover.jpg Saturday August 14 at 7:30 pm, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, the launch of  Cool Fool: blues rockin’ in the Hammer by Doug Carter (published by Seraphim Editions) — Doug’s recollection’s of playing with the blues, rock and soul bands of Hamilton from the early 1960’s through the 70’s and beyond. Readings by Doug Carter, with Slim Volumes , and music by Ron Copple’s “Eddies Club Blues”. Doug will be signing copies of the book for sale.

DougCarter_sp2010_a.jpgFrom 1994 through 2004, Doug Carter was administrator and program coordinator at the Dundas Art and Craft Association’s “Carnegie Gallery” a non-profit gallery dedicated to the promotion of regional art and crafts, located in Dundas, Ontario. In 1999, Doug conceived of, participated in and curated “BEAFRAID!” for the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s “Countdown To The Millennium” series. Along with Doug, “BEAFRAID!” included Hamilton artists Ray Cinovskis, Chriseddy, Chris Hartnett, Brian Kelly & Jim Mullin working with the concept of recycling discarded computer components as ‘fine art” and commenting on other computer /new technology.

From 1962 through 1995 Doug played the ‘blues’ bass on the local & Ontario club scene most notoriously with childhood friend, blues harmonica virtuoso Richard Newell aka King Biscuit Boy as well as with Hamilton guitar hero, Guitar Mikey McMillan.

In the 70’s an interest in fine art found Doug starting to create visual part in the style of Kurt Schwitters & Richard Hamilton. This lead to a year of studying painting with Gordon Perrier at the Dundas Valley School of Art, in Dundas, Ontario. Printmaking & drawing at €˜live€™ entertainment venues followed exposure to the German Expressionists and viewing an exhibition by Franz Masreel at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the early 80’s

Doug was born and educated in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario, Canada. He creates constructions, drawings, prints and paintings. Doug is a longtime participant in the Greater Hamilton area visual art scene participating in over 30 group exhibitions since 1973 as well as having several solo & two man exhibitions.

n December 2004, Doug left the Carnegie Gallery and Dundas. He is now living and making art beside the Welland Canal in historic Humberstone, Port Colborne, Ontario.

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