Friendly and Fascinating: Artist John DeGiorgio at Domain This Saturday!

 

Artist John DeGiorgio

Artist John DeGiorgio

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will welcome artist John DeGiorgio during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, August 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport).  DeGiorgio is a recent transplant to Gulfport and began offering his work through Domain earlier this year.

It will be his first personal appearance at the Gallery.  Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered during the event as well as live jazz.

"Once Upon" expresses a Surrealist attitude.

“Once Upon” expresses a Surrealist attitude.

John DeGiorgio creates images that present themselves to him both in actuality and in imagination.  He works in graphite, colored pencils, charcoals and other media, primarily on paper.  He has also worked in painting and murals.  In New York, he was fond of capturing quick candid portraits in the city’s subways.

Male figure study with exaggerated shoulders

Male figure study with exaggerated shoulders

His figure studies range from models to people on the street to friends.  Other works include faces and bodies and body parts amid surrealist landscapes. His guided “journeys” for people exploring art and creativity include one-night group “Paint Dates,” as well as more intensive multi-week self-portraiture projects called “Shedding the Mask.”  Domain offers both originals and prints by John DeGiorgio.

"Partners in the Vortex" by John DeGiorgio

“Partners in the Vortex” by John DeGiorgio

To view more examples of John’s work, click here to view a photo gallery with other examples.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting 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 on this event, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086; or visit our Facebook page.