Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature “flame-chased metal” artist Kevin Webb during its next “Meet the Artists” event 6-10 pm Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the gallery, 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. Webb’s metal “creatures” incorporate his own signature method of coloring and curing, resulting in bright, swirling hues. Wine and appetizers will be offered during the event, along with live jazz.
Working out of his own 10th Avenue West Studios in the Bradenton Art Village, Webb crafts a metal menagerie of Florida wildlife, including fish, crabs, geckos and turtles. He developed his signature coloring process when a friend who worked with copper enameling was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and could no longer safely use a kiln. Webb attempted to develop a method of “cold enameling” for her, and though the experiment was unsuccessful, it resulted in the “flame-chased metal” process he now uses in his art. With a torch, each piece is colored with a mix of polymer enamels and epoxy sealants, with a high gloss finish achieved from the curing process. The art works are weather-resistant and can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Webb uses recycled materials as much as possible, including roofing metals, wine bottles and fencing wire. Domain is the exclusive retailer of his work in the Tampa Bay area.
Since March 2001, Domain Home Accessories has offered unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” was added next door in 2012 and showcases the work of more than 40 local and regional artists.
For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086, firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit DomainHomeAccessories.com.
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