Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

Get Ready to GET RESCUED!

Gulfport's Get Rescued 2014 Events

Gulfport’s Get Rescued 2014 Events

Gulfport, FL – Gulfport’s Get Rescued has a full day of fun planned for you at this year’s 10th annual event on Saturday, February 22. Not only will you be able to find a fur-ever friend from one of the many rescues who will be on site but you can also shop for both humans and animals at an array of vendor booths that will be lining Beach Blvd in downtown Gulfport from 10 AM to 6 PM.  There will be yummies for your tummies, ranging from Mediterranean and Jamaican food to fire-baked pizza and tacos for both you and your puppy!  Admission to the event is complimentary and the Gulfport Trolley will be running from off site parking areas at no charge.

The first ever “Bark-B-Que” will be at Salty’s on Shore Blvd. from 12 PM to 6 PM, or until sold out.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and “Doggie Daiquiris” are on the menu at Salty’s, located at 5413 Shore Blvd S, in Gulfport. A donation of $5.00 will get you a burger, a bag of chips and a soda, or two hotdogs, a bag of chips and a soda.  All-natural frozen treats for the pups will be available for $2.00.  We’ll have your sweet tooth covered as well, with a wide variety of goodies available at the Bake Sale and there will also be a “Pick-A-Prize” raffle with a wonderful selection of items from our very generous donors.  All proceeds will be going directly to Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser. Bark-B-Que is sponsored by Salty’s, Stella’s Deli, and The Tampa Bay Adventures Meet Up group.

During the day, visit the Beach Haus Garden on Shore Blvd to celebrate National Margarita Day, with margaritas on the rocks for a special price of only $4. While you are there, you can write a memorial message or honor message on a lighted paper lantern that will be launched from the beach in front of Beach Haus at 6:45 PM.  We are asking for a $1.00 donation to send up your message and you may also purchase a lantern and join the launch for a donation of $5.00. Beach Haus is also the place to be to watch the Pet Parade at Noon!

Visitors and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of dog and cat food, cat litter and pet supplies for the Pet Supplies Drive.  Drop-off locations will be conveniently located on Beach Blvd at the intersections of 128th Ave S and Shore Blvd. next to Beach Haus. These much needed contributions will be distributed to participating rescues on the day of the event.

Don’t forget to register at the GMA booth for the pet parade and costume contest at noon that will feature adoptable animals as well as animals that have come to Get Rescued to play.

Stick around  after the pets have gone to bed for Tails at Twilight, the evening fundraising event at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., which begins at 7:00 PM. “Tails” will feature silent auctions, raffles, cash bar, snacks and music by The Hot Tub Club. Tickets for Tails at Twilight are a $20 donation and will be available at the GMA booth during the daytime event as well as at the door at 7. For more information on Tails at Twilight, or to purchase advance tickets, please visit www.GulfportMA or contact Lynda Shehan at (727) 323-3892 or No1Ringmaster@aol.com.

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups. The events location is in the surrounding area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S. For more information on Gulfport’s Get Rescued, visit www.GulfportMA.com or www.facebook.com/GetRescued or contact Suzanne King at 727-322-5217 / email SuzFest@gmail.com.

 

Save the Date: March 15th We Celebrate Our 13th Anniversary and Feature Diane Bragg During Our Next “Meet the Artists” Event

"Inspire" wall plaque by Diane Bragg

“Inspire” and “Love” wall plaques by Diane Bragg

Save the Date!  On Saturday, March 15th we will celebrate the 13th anniversary of Domain Home Accessories.  Cake will be served!  This will coincide with our next “Meet the Artists” event, featuring our old friend Diane Bragg.  Diane works in glass, metal and mixed media, including wall plaques, vases, copper and glass sculptures, coasters and jewelry.  Since she has been a featured artist at Domain since its inception, it’s appropriate that we celebrate our anniversary on the same night we celebrate Diane’s work.  And of course as usual on our Third Saturday events, we’ll offer live jazz music, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre.  More details to come, so stay tuned!

These mixed media pieces by Diane Bragg combine hammered copper with fused glass.

These mixed media pieces by Diane Bragg combine hammered copper with fused glass.

 

Hand-Made Stained Glass Boxes

Stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock

Stained glass boxes by artist Jodi Bock

These hand-made stained glass boxes are by artist Jodi Bock.  Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, each with its own charm.  These boxes make wonderful gifts, or buy one for your own little secret treasures.

 

Pottery Artist Bari Precious

The pottery of Bari Precious has been featured at Domain since the summer of 2011 when two of us at Domain discovered her work while visiting a friend in Missouri.  Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, she produces a variety of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home.

Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal or geometric or nature-inspired influences.  In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.

Bari also offers to pottery-buyers copies of some of her favorite recipes which can be made using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken, and baked fish.

 Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art.  She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life in rural British Columbia, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s.  She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery.  On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics.

Her studio, gardens and home on a country lane in rural Missouri  are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her “Precious Pots.”

 

Coming February 15th: Meet Visiting Pottery Artist Bari Precious!

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, February 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South.

The artist, who makes her home near Springfield, Missouri, will be taking a “road trip” with a large selection of her pottery for shows along the way.  She will have an extensive collection of her colorful and functional pottery on display and for sale, and will chat about her colorful life and work with visitors.

Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Vases by Bari Precious

Vases by Bari Precious

The pottery of Bari Precious has been featured at Domain for nearly three years.  Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, she produces a variety of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home.  Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal or geometric or nature-inspired influences.

In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.  Bari also offers to pottery-buyers copies of some of her favorite recipes which can be made using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken, and baked fish.  She is fond of serving samples of her brownies to visitors, and these will also be served during her visit.

Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art.  She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life in rural British Columbia, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s.

She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery.  On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics.

Her studio, gardens and home in the Missouri countryside are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her “Precious Pots.”

Plates and trays by Bari Precious

Plates and trays by Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has been one of Gulfport’s most treasured retailers for over 12 years.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086.