Saturday, November 15th: Meet 2 of our Best-Selling Artists!

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom's many jewelry creations.  His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

Gorgeous copper and brass bracelets are among Eric Folsom’s many jewelry creations. His home decor and functional art works are equally beautiful.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host its next “Meet the Artists” event with new art work by metal artist Eric Folsom as well as a new selection of work by multimedia artist Daniel Abraham Flores.

Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.Daniel "Abraham" Flores' popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.  Daniel “Abraham” Flores’ popular wall-hung wood-carvings as well as hand-made tables dominate a wall at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

The event will take place at “& Gallery” (3129 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport) on Saturday, November 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Both artists will be on hand to discuss their work and take questions from guests.  Live jazz music, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Gulfport native Eric Folsom returned to his home town in 1975 after a period of self-education, followed by an apprenticeship in which he honed his creative skills in brazing and fabricating bronze and copper.  He has exhibited his work throughout the East Coast.  His work includes both decorative and functional pieces, including home décor, serve ware and boxes, which have been displayed and sold at Domain for many years.  Most recently, his expanding line of distinctive jewelry has become a best seller.

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Eric Folsom holds his gecko-inspired ladle.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores is a Florida native with a fascination for the outdoors, where his encounters with sun, sand, fish, birds and other animals inspire much of the subject matter for his art.  The lore of the sea also inspires works depicting whimsical mermaids.  Most of his pieces are carved and sculpted on recycled wood, painted, and then thickly layered with protective lacquered finishes.  His art works are often mistaken for polished ceramics due to their texture and sheen.  In the last year he has also begun to offer furniture pieces, especially tables with tops displaying his signature hand-carved and lacquered look.  Since his introduction to Domain visitors two years ago, he has developed a significant number of local collectors.

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel "Abraham" Florees

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel “Abraham” Flores.

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 glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, 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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