Cool Fool Writes Again…with Mike “Guitar Mikey” McMillan

Doug also plays and writes the Blues.  His current song writing project with Mike “Guitar Mikey” McMillan “Out of the Box”will be released April 17 2012 on Ear Wig Music.

Click here to check out the song  Blues Head

Guitar Mikey, Out of the Box Ear Wig CD 4965

Guitar Mikey, Out of the Box Ear Wig CD 4965

“Cultural Debris, A Flea Market Exhibition” Comes To The Hammer

Doug Carter’s “Cultural Debris”
April 13 – May 6, 2012
James North Studio
328 James North
Hamilton, ON

Cultural Debris:  A Flea Market Art Exhibit was originally presented by the Niagara Artists Centre at their Factory Outlet Flea Market Gallery in St. Catharines over the summer of 2011.  NAC had approached me about doing an exhibition mostly using things found in flea markets.  “Cultural Debris, the exhibit, is a collection of work created by manipulating and assembling objects I found in Niagara’s largest emporium of cast-off goods, the Factory Outlet Flea Market. It was a veritable archaeological dig into the past several decades of Western pop culture. This exhibit responds to a range of considerations including the waste generated by a throw-away society of material consumerists as well as the redolence and nostalgia that lost objects hold.  Doug Carter

The Return of “Juke Joints Jumpin’ “

“Juke Joints Jumpin’ “, a collection of drawings of the bands and taverns of  Hamilton from the 1980s and early 1990s, returns to Hamilton

to the main branch of Hamilton Public Gallery to it’s Gallery on 4, July 4 – July 30 during regular library hours.  Click here for library information.

Below are some of the images showing at the library.

The Return of “Juke Joints Jumping”, Drawings

Juke Joint Jumpin’, an exhibition of drawings based on the bands and taverns and clubs in the book, chapters 8, 9 & 10 returns to the Hammer after a years absence.

It can be seen at the main branch of the Hamilton Public Gallery on York Blvd. at the Gallery of 4 on the libraries 4th floor during library hours for the month of July.

It was last exhibited at the Artbar Artword Gallery, Hamilton, last August.

To preview the exhibition  click  coolfoolthebook.com/juke-joints-jumpin/

To order the book email longbeachart@gmail.com

“CULTURAL DEBRIS”, NEW EXHIBITION OPENS May 15 until Septmber 25

Cultural Debris – A Flea Market Art Exhibit

Presented by the Niagara Artists Centre
At the Factory Outlet Flea Market
46 Turner Crescent, St. Catharines
Opening Reception Sunday 15 May at 1pm
Open every Sunday until 9 am – 4 pm

The Niagara Artists Centre continues its series of exhibitions in a satellite flea market gallery with a show by Port Colborne artist Doug Carter. Called Cultural Debris, the exhibit is a collection of new work that Carter has created by manipulating and assembling objects he has found in Niagara’s largest emporium of cast-off goods, the Factory Outlet Flea Market. As he explains, “it’s a veritable archaeological dig into the past several decades of Western pop culture”. Carter’s exhibit responds to a range of considerations including the waste generated by a throw-away society of material consumerists as well as the redolence and nostalgia that lost objects hold.

NAC has been presenting work in the Flea Market Gallery since October 2010. “There are all sorts of assumptions about who contemporary art is for and where it should be found,” says NAC’s Minister of Energy Minds and Resources, Stephen Remus, “we work to make the exciting ideas being shared through visual art available to everyone in places you wouldn’t expect”.

Find the Flea Market Gallery inside the flea market at the corner of Elm & Wall Streets.