Alan Carter


The Bare Essentials
April 21, 1946- born in Lafayette, IN
 1948-1965- grew up in Connersville, IN and Rochester, NY; while in Rochester developed a strong interest in jazz and classical music, thanks in large part to the presence of the Eastman School of Music and weekends at local jazz clubs
 1965-1970- attended Indiana University School of Music, majoring in bass trombone (somebody had to)
 1968- married the former Penny Akens, now the corporate wizard CPA, sparing her from a life on the road with Connie Steven’s future drummer, a fellow student and romantic rival
 1969- was graduated from I.U. with coveted degree in bass trombone
 1970 and 1973- begat two perfect children, Theresa and Adam
 1970-1977- seven years of blue light specials with the management program of K-Mart. Hey, even trombone players have to eat. They did let me select the background music, though.
 1974- began painting as a hobby, thanks, oddly enough, to the friendship and encouragement of a fellow K-Mart employee
 1977-1999- pursued a full time art career painting photorealistic urban landscapes
 1999- 2009- designed and built contemporary furniture and accessories
 2009- present- designing and creating turned vessels and sculptures

Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC
The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago
Mowen Solinsky Gallery, Nevada City, CA
Miya Gallery, Weaverville, NC
Iago, Blowing Rock, NC
Southern Highlands Craft Guild galleries, Asheville, NC