Doug Carter

making visual art and playing the blues

Juke Joints Jumpin’, drawings

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The Juke Joint Jumpin’ drawings begin in between 1977 and I still continue to occasionally get out and sketch.  I visit local bars especially ones that feature blues rockin’ bands and sketch the bands and the patrons (I especially loved the dancers).  For several years I used the drawings  in a series of black & white woodcuts under the banner “Dances, Weddings, Rhythm, Blues”.  I exhibited  the best of them for the first time in August 2010 at the Art Bar Gallery in Hamilton where I was having the launch of my memoir, “Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ The Hammer”.  As a consequence of this exhibition I was asked by the Hamilton Public Library to bring it to their 5th Floor Gallery in 2011.  All drawings are oil-based China Markers with the addition of oil paints in some of the drawings. As of September 2 the exhibition is ‘on the road’ at Arts Place Gallery, 714 King Street, Port Colborne, until October 16 and features recent work as well as the best of the rest.

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Written by Doug Carter

23/08/2010 at 10:31 pm

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  1. […] has also put together a terrific show of drawings and prints, evoking Hamilton’s music scene, that is being shown in the Artword Gallery portion of the Artword […]


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