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Meet Ceramic Artist Laurie Landry This Saturday!

Artist Laurie Landry is pictured here with one of her shell totems.

Artist Laurie Landry is pictured here with one of her shell totems.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature ceramic artist Laurie Landry and her work.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, May 16th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

Artist Laurie Landry was born near Minneapolis, where she spent most of her first 46 years of life.  After living briefly in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, she relocated to St. Petersburg in 2013.  Her lifetime fascination with art was noticeable when as a child she eschewed dolls and favored crayons, Etch-a-Sketch, Lite Brite and Spirograph.

A parrot and magnolia bud are featured in this Laurie Landry totem.

A parrot and magnolia bud are featured in this Laurie Landry totem.

She was in her thirties when she focused her creativity on clay, working and learning under the guidance of well-known artists.  She has gone on to teach ceramics to school children and has exhibited her work and earned awards in numerous art galleries, shows and festivals, including local events such as Art Festival Beth-El and Florida CraftArt Festival.

Birds are a principle inspiration for Landry, as well as plants, shells, fish and other objects and creatures she has encountered in her gardens and treks through nature.  The totem is a favored form consisting of stacked smaller pieces, each thrown, altered and painstakingly hand-carved.  Each smaller piece on the stack conveys its own character and statement, while the combined totem creates another statement of its own, perhaps a remembrance of one image after another as seen on a journey.

Landry’s work also includes functional stoneware and porcelain pieces, including cups, bowls, vases and jars rendered with a hand-carved “sgraffito” technique.

Laurie Landry's collection includes sgraffito cups, bowls, plates and jars, as well as stoneware pieces, each with intricate hand-carved designs.

Laurie Landry’s collection includes sgraffito cups, bowls, plates and jars, as well as stoneware pieces, each with intricate hand-carved designs.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery has only recently begun to show Landry’s work and is pleased to offer this opportunity for its customers to meet her and discover her work.  She will offer additional pieces for one night only during the event.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org.

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All “Hairy Potter” On Sale!

HAIRY POTTER SALE! All pieces by John Moore (aka “The Hairy Potter”) are on sale at 25% OFF! John uses an unusual technique to achieve the distinctive “lines” that envelope his pieces. Horse hairs are laid atop the pieces just out of the kiln. The heat consumes the horse hairs, leaving behind unpredictable and unique carbon patterns on each piece. Choose from urns, table vases, pocket vases, plates, bowls and his whimsical line of “deviled eggs!… only at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

 

John Moore's signature work includes the use of horse hairs laid on the pieces as they are removed from the kiln. The application of Spanish moss creates reddish or pinkish hues in the areas in which it is used.

John Moore’s signature work includes the use of horse hairs laid on the pieces as they are removed from the kiln. The application of Spanish moss creates reddish or pinkish hues in the areas in which it is used.

Coming Up in Gulfport, the “Little Town with a Big Heart!”

Local Voices and Upcoming Events as of April 30th

Local Voices and Upcoming Events as of April 30th

Meet the Artist: Derrick Johnson of “Stankin” Studios, Saturday April 18th

A "Stankin" fish by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” fish by Derrick Johnson

 

Derrick Johnson stands beside a set of his "Stankin" doors.

Derrick Johnson stands beside a set of his “Stankin” doors.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport “Funk” artist Derrick Johnson.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

A "Stankin" Aqua-Boogie creation

A “Stankin” Aqua-Boogie creation

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport “Funk” artist Derrick Johnson.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

A "Stankin" chest of drawers by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” chest of drawers by Derrick Johnson

Popular local artist Derrick Johnson works out of his own “Stankin Studios.”  The “stankin” expression was derived during a musician friend’s gig when the word came out of nowhere to describe a particularly passionate and funky moment during the session.  Johnson describes, “When ‘stank’ hits your face, it’s the same as having beauty hit you.  You go ‘OOOOO-Weeee!’”

Johnson’s “stankin” art is a whirl of color and shapes applied to a wide array of objects and materials, including furniture, sunglasses, ironing boards, jewelry, wood, doors, walls and metal.  Johnson located to Gulfport from Baltimore in 2004.  He has participated in a variety of outdoor markets and art festivals and his work has been shown at venues including Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art (Tarpon Springs) and Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery (Bradenton).  He frequently paints objects on commission.

A "Stankin" bird (with an especially big beak!) by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” bird (with an especially big beak!) by Derrick Johnson

For the last few years, Domain has offered pieces in his series of framed metal sculptures resembling three-dimensional “funk” aquariums he calls “Aqua Boogie.”  For the “Meet the Artists” event, Johnson will be offering a much wider variety of art works and painted objects for one night only.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org;

or visit our Facebook page.

"Stankin" switch plates and outlet covers by Derrick Johnson

“Stankin” switch plates and outlet covers by Derrick Johnson

Springfest Garden, Art & Faerie Festival Comes to Gulfport’s Clymer Park

Springfest brings magic and fun to Gulfport each year.  Now in its 21st year, the free festival will last for two days this year.  Put on your wings and join in!

Springfest brings magic and fun to Gulfport each year. Now in its 21st year, the free festival will last for two days this year. Put on your wings and join in!

Meet the Artist this Saturday: Reverse Painted Jewelry by Jane Carpenter

A colorful garden-inspired scene is reverse painted inside a heart, and embellished with sterling silver birds in this piece by Jane Carpenter.

A colorful garden-inspired scene is reverse painted inside a heart, and embellished with sterling silver birds in this piece by Jane Carpenter.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport artist Jane Carpenter and her colorful reverse-painted jewelry. This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz will be offered.

Jane Carpenter’s bright and whimsical jewelry is inspired by her “menagerie” of animals, as well as the garden and sea. Each of her pieces includes meticulously-rendered reverse paintings on clear Lucite, created using tiny brushes, applicators and even toothpicks. The reverse painting technique dates from the 4th century. Carpenter’s jewelry, including earrings, pins, pendants and necklaces, is mounted on embossed and embellished sterling silver. Her other art works include paintings on Masonite and Plexiglas, as well as pen and ink on paper.

Portrait of the artist Jane Carpenter wearing a "mystic hand" necklace she created.

Portrait of the artist Jane Carpenter wearing a “mystic hand” necklace she created.

Carpenter earned her BA and MFA in art, with an emphasis on jewelry. She has spent many years plying the art show circuit throughout the country. After discovering Gulfport in the early 1990s and finding it “quaint, welcoming and full of artists,” she began living here as a “snowbird,” then moved fulltime in 1994. Her jewelry is a recent addition to the offerings at Domain. She will be showing several additional pieces for one night only during this “Meet the Artists” event.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org; or visit and LIKE our Facebook page.

Bright colors and the artist's sense of whimsy are reflected in this caterpillar pendant.

Bright colors and the artist’s sense of whimsy are reflected in this caterpillar pendant.

Click here to view photos of some of Jane’s other pieces.

Then join us this Saturday to meet Jane and see many of her other pieces up close.

 

Tent sale this Saturday!

Visit us before/during/after Gulfport's City-Wide Yard Sale and Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes this Saturday! Our tent sale merchandise will be deeply discounted, including art work, home décor, mirrors, cards, bath & body, lamps and more.

Visit us before/during/after Gulfport’s City-Wide Yard Sale and Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes this Saturday! Our tent sale merchandise will be deeply discounted, including art work, home décor, mirrors, cards, bath & body, lamps and more.

Hundreds of New and Collectible “Bari Ware” Ceramics: Join Us This Saturday

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious and highlight a large cache of new work by the artist.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.  Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz will be offered.

The colorful and functional pottery of Bari Precious has been a hit since it was first offered by Domain four years ago.  It is now regularly collected by a large number of clients.  This new selection of pieces will offer a chance for guests to add to their collections of “Bari Ware” and will be sure to attract new collectors.  Domain is the only retailer offering her ceramics east of the Mississippi River.

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari's Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari’s Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri, 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, geometric or nature-inspired influences.  In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates bowls, plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.  Domain also offers copies of some of Bari’s favorite recipes which can be made and served using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken and baked fish.

Bari's pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

Bari’s pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

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, 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.”

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Click HERE to enjoy some photos of the artist and her work.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.  “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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org.

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2Cool Art Show Comes to Gulfport This Weekend

The historic Gulfport Casino proudly graces the City's waterfront.

The historic Gulfport Casino proudly graces the City’s waterfront.

While you’re here, enjoy dining, shopping, art galleries, spas/salons, the beach and the Bay in our waterfront village. No chains; no parking meters. And… please stop in and see us at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery!

2COOL WAS CHOSEN AS A HOT TICKET BY TAMPABAY.COM.  HERE’S WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY:

Gulfport is about as charming as a small city gets with its lost-in-time, humanly scaled architecture, a cluster of good restaurants and its bustling arts scene. That scene will get even busier on Saturday and Sunday with the 2Cool Art Show at the historic Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd.

The show, in its fourth year, is an off-shoot of the popular Cool Art Show in the summer, which has been going for 26 years. Both are organized by the Professional Association of Visual Artists. It’s smaller than most art festivals with 38 artists and fine crafts people showing and selling works in popular media. But there is so much to do in downtown Gulfport, you can easily make a day of it. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. pavaartists.org.

Meet “Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach This Saturday.

"Plein Air" Painter Jana Somach

“Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature the work of local “plein air” artist Jana Somach during its first “Meet the Artists” event of 2015 on Saturday, January 17th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  The artist will be showing a variety of her work, including paintings not previously available at the Gallery.  Live jazz, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

Jana Somach and her family have lived in Pinellas County for over 40 years.  Always interested in art while growing up in the Netherlands, she went on to study metalsmithing and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam with jewelry as her creative output at the time.  Somach moved with her husband to the U.S. in 1972 and settled in Florida.  After a period of time in which weaving was her medium of choice, she studied painting at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

Her enthusiastic embrace of the plein air (a French term meaning “open air”) process began a few years ago.  Plein air painters situate themselves away from their studios, most often in outdoor settings, and capture the essence of what they see, complete with the natural light and shadows that occur.

“We are limited in the time we have to complete a painting, usually only about two hours, because of the movement of the sun and shadows,” explains Somach.  She typically travels to plein air settings with a regular small group of women friends, often capturing Florida scenes close to water such as Honeymoon Island, the Tarpon Springs docks and Anclote River.

A depiction of Florida's natural beauty by Jana Somach

A depiction of Florida’s natural beauty by Jana Somach

Somach’s plein air paintings are a recent addition to “& Gallery.”  She will bring several additional plein air paintings to the “Meet the Artists” event, as well as some of her work in still life and portraiture.

A colorful Florida home shrouded in tropical foliage by Jana Somach

A colorful Florida home shrouded in tropical foliage by Jana Somach

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org.

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Get Fresh Every Tuesday!

Tuesday January 6, 2015: First Fresh Market of the New Year!  The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is held 9am to 3pm weekly year-round every Tuesday.
Stroll along  Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront District… on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue South. Gulfport’s Fresh Market is a community-spirited gathering in a small “Old Florida”-style town.
Over 70 vendors offer a variety of products, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables, honey, teas, cheeses, fresh breads, pastries, vegetarian/vegan and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, fresh flowers, bath and body products, jewelry, pet products, art, jams, jellies, and much more.
And while you’re at the Fresh Market, enjoy lunch at one of Gulfport’s many fine restaurants, and please stop in to visit us at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Get Fresh Every Tuesday!

Two Gulfport Artists Coming to Saturday Open House

Gulfport artists Doug D'souza and Cheryll Grogan

Gulfport artists Doug D’souza and Cheryll Grogan

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host its final “Meet the Artists” event of 2014 with a showcase of work by two favorite Gulfport artists: jewelry designer Doug D’souza and painter/photographer Cheryll Grogan.

Both artists offer works that are ideal for holiday gift-giving.

The event will take place at “& Gallery” (3129 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport) on Saturday, December 20th from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Both artists will be present to discuss their work with guests.  Live jazz and holiday music, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Mixed metal cuff bracelets by Doug D'souza; A portrayal of Key West's Walt'z Fish Shack by Cheryll Grogan

Mixed metal cuff bracelets by Doug D’souza; A portrayal of Key West’s Walt’z Fish Shack by Cheryll Grogan

 

Doug D’souza was born in India and came to the U.S. at the age of 18.  He moved to Florida in 1994, and then located to Gulfport permanently seven years ago.  He is a self-taught metal smith, working primarily in artisan jewelry since 1998.  D’souza describes his inspirations as industrial design and architecture, along with culture, spiritual symbolism and the “natural beauty of the organic.”  His previous creations included small and large sculptures and room dividers, incorporating etched and carved glass.  A back injury during an art installation forced him to change the type and size of his work, resulting in his focus on wearable art.

Working from his home studio in Gulfport, he incorporates metals including silver, gold, copper and bronze as well as more “modern” materials such as metal clay, aluminum and Lucite.  New work, including a new line of mixed metal cuff bracelets, as well as pendants, personalized and symbol jewelry, wedding bands, cuff links and earrings are among his creations that will be displayed and offered for sale during the event.  D’souza’s work has been featured and sold at Domain for many years.

A new line of earrings from Doug D'souza (2014)

A new line of earrings from Doug D’souza (2014)

Cheryll Grogan has been a Gulfport resident for 20 years.  Before, during and after stints in the U.S. Army and Postal Service, she created and studied art, earning her BFA with a concentration in photography.  While still employed at the post office, she continued to create and show her art work on a freelance basis, including murals and photos.  Grogan felt confident enough in her abilities to “jump ship” and become a self-employed artist over ten years ago.

She travels widely, displaying and selling art work at shows throughout the country.  Locally, she has shown her work at many Gulfport festivals and events, as well as St. Petersburg’s Mainsail Art Festival.  She has been a featured artist at the Dunedin Art Harvest and Palm Harbor Art Festival.  Her work featured at Domain includes original paintings and photographs, as well as affordable giclees on canvas.

Favored subjects include buildings and scenes from Gulfport, Key West and other Florida locations, as well as vintage “cool” cars and trucks.  She continues to create murals and other work on commission, including popular “house portraits.”

A cozy front porch painted by Cheryll Grogan

A cozy front porch painted by Cheryll Grogan

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“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 music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many 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 or email dan@igc.org; or visit and

LIKE our Facebook page.

Click HERE to see more examples of Doug D’Souza’s jewelry.

Click HERE to see more examples of Cheryll Grogan’s paintings and photographs.

A light-hearted photographic take on the iconic "dogs playing poker" image, by Cheryll Grogan

A light-hearted photographic take on the iconic “dogs playing poker” image, by Cheryll Grogan

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Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is the 2014 CREATIVE LOAFING Critics’ Pick!

See our ‘Only at Domain’ selection of cards, from inspiring to amusing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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