GULFPORT - Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception showcasing the work of Gulfport stained glass artist Elissa Cardamone during its next “Meet the Artists” Saturday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Blvd. South.
Cardamone will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss her work, and will bring a number of additional selections of stained glass for display and sale during the evening. Complimentary hors d’oeuvre and beverages will be offered.
Gulfport resident Elissa Cardamone is a stained glass artist specializing in the design and construction of leaded glass panels using the same methods and techniques employed as old world masters of the trade.
She learned the craft and honed her skills while apprenticing with a master restorer of antique stained glass windows. Victorian and Edwardian influences are evident in her original designs, evidence of her experience in working with these styles of period windows during restorations.
She explains that each time she restores a window she feels the hand of its creator, from a century past, and absorbs that energy which inspires her technique. For her new creations, she bases her selection of glass on the emotion, texture, color, and luminosity the glass inspires.
In each new design she attempts to incorporate some salvaged glass from an antique window, she says, “to carry on its life as a timeless witness to all it has seen, whether in a house of worship, a rich mansion or a public building.”
Cardamone first displayed her work locally during last year’s annual Gulfport SoStudio Tour where her accomplished originality was recognized and encouraged by the Gulfport artists’ community. Her art is among the most recent to be displayed and sold in “& Gallery,” debuting only a few weeks ago.
Domain Home Accessories has open in Gulfport for more than 12 years. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of more than 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media.
“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s 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 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, call Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit domainhomeaccessories.com.