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Gulfport Gallery Features "Funk" Artist

Posted By LocalShops1, Monday, April 06, 2015

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 from 6 to 10 pm Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.  Complimentary wine and appetizers will be offered, along with music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

 

Johnson, a Gulfport artist, works out of his own “StankinStudios.”  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, who moved to the area from Baltimore in 2004, 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 in Tarpon Springs and Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery in Bradenton.  

 

Domain Home Accessories and its adjacent space, “& Gallery,” feature home accessories, jewelry and art from more than 40 local and regional artists. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or dan@igc.org, or visit domainhomeaccessories.com


 

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  • LocalShops1 features business news, including member events and promotions, as a free service. LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay. Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 is the region's most active voice for small businesses.
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