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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. 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.”
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.“
Tune in! The nationally syndicated “Daytime” show will air its “Journeys with Jerry” this Thursday, October 16th on Tampa Bay’s Channel 8 (WFLA) from 10-11am. In this segment of “Journeys,” Jerry Penacoli visits us in Gulfport!
He will feature art and artists, among the other treasures that make Gulfport unique and which are making Gulfport an increasingly popular destination! Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will be included in the segment, where he will interview local artist Owen Pach (pictured).
“Daytime” is syndicated to 97 million homes! We are excited to be a part of this great exposure for our wonderful town!
Click HERE to see the video segment that aired. Great coverage about Gulfport and all it has to offer, including Domain!
We are proud to carry these beautiful and durable float-rope door mats at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery. Read the story behind these hand-woven creations:
Just as the North Atlantic Right Whale came under the protection of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act a new threat confronted the whales – float-rope from fixed line fishing. Lines of rope used to connect lobster traps to surface buoys often become detached due to rough waters, collisions with boats, and other nautical hazards. Also, lobstermen use rope to tether their traps together on the ocean floor .
For years lobster fishermen used colorful float-rope. When it became loose and drifted out to sea, or was tethered to their multiple traps on the ocean floor, marine scientists discovered that it was entangling the whales. This was causing an alarming number to drown or be injured. In 2009 a federal regulation outlawed float-rope, requiring lobstermen to discard this rope and replace it with sinking, or sink-rope.
What to do? Enter Maine Float-Rope Company. To prevent the float-rope from going to landfills, a market to compensate lobstermen needed to be created. Penny Johnston quickly saw an opportunity to help and formed the Maine Float-Rope Company. These ropes make beautiful, colorful and durable doormats and runners from what otherwise would be thousands of pounds of discarded rope. The combined effort supports the endangered Right Whales, the livelihood of Maine lobstermen, the environment, and local employment in a small, independent business.
We are proud to partner with the Maine Float-Rope Company in offering this product that gives back in a big way.