Domain Home Accessories & Gallery in Gulfport will host a reception to highlight the work of Gulfport photographer and graphic artist Charles Marton during its next “Meet the Artists” event from 6 to 10 pm Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 3129 Beach Blvd S. Charles’ photographs of Gulfport scenes as featured in a series of greeting cards have been a popular addition to the assortment of cards carried at Domain. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work and answer questions. Live jazz music will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.
Charles Marton was born in Budapest, Hungary, where he graduated from the Institute of Fine & Applied Arts. Afterward, he worked for Hungarian film studio Mafilm. His graphic art and illustrations were also published in several major newspapers and magazines throughout Hungary. In 1984 he moved to upstate New York and has lived in Gulfport for 20 years. His 1998 architectural rendering of Stetson University's new library building in Gulfport hangs in the Justice Department in Washington D.C. His artworks are in collections all over the world including Hungary, Ireland, Australia and the USA. Charles and his camera are a frequent sight throughout the streets, events, beaches and paths of Gulfport. His colorfully enhanced “photo illustrations” and distinctive drawings of local merchants and scenes have been used frequently in print and online illustrations, advertisements and a growing line of greeting cards that have become popular with visitors and locals alike. Charles will be offering a large assortment of additional cards as well as prints for one night only during the “Meet the Artists” event.
Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 next door and showcases the work of more than 40 local and regional artists. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit domainhomeaccessories.com.
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