Eclectic Artwork Abounds at IndieFaire

A large dark metal and turquoise necklace in a hand, in front of a green plant with yellow flowers.

Courtesy of Jan Bennett. The rebranding of Gulfport’s Artwork Walks continues. The inaugural First Friday Artwork Stroll kicked off October 2 with curated artwork and an general theme for every iteration. What was previously referred to as the Third Saturday Artwork Stroll has additionally had a makeover:  Third Saturday IndieFaire, an outside market that includes an array of artwork, jewellery, crops, crafts and pottery with road meals and stay music, which is able to debut on October 17. 

“The brand new IndieFaire goes to be a high-energy, household pleasant occasion with an eclectic mixture of artwork and distinctive handmade creations,” says Gulfport Service provider Chamber board member Margo Dalgetty. “We will even have road performers, music and entertainers including to the attention sweet. And to your tummies, the native eating places can be making walkabout road truthful meals.” 

The Gabber has rounded up just a few artisans who’re showcasing their work at IndieFaire to supply a sneak peek of their work and their artistic processes.

Casey Inexperienced

A large dark metal and turquoise necklace in a hand, in front of a green plant with yellow flowers.
Courtesy of Casey Inexperienced.

Casey Inexperienced, of Casey Inexperienced Designs, is a Gulfport artist who creates distinctive micro-macrame jewellery utilizing crystals, gem stones and fossils. 

“Macrame is quite a lot of fiber arts and is the apply of tying knots with twine. I discover inspiration by means of nature and geometry,” says Inexperienced. “All of my items are free kind. I don’t observe any patterns.” 

Inexperienced additionally has a sales space on the  weekly Tuesday Recent Market. For extra details about his work, go to or discover him on Instagram @vibrationvacation.

A man in light shirt, brown pants and a face mask stands behind a table full of jewelry outside.
Courtesy of Casey Inexperienced.

Shirley Baldwin

A woman in a black shirt in an art gallery space outside looking at the camera
Courtesy of Shirley Baldwin.

Shirley Baldwin says, “My message to anybody is that you’re by no means too previous to turn out to be an artist. I’m 69 years previous and, till the age of 62, I by no means pursued creating artwork.” 

After transferring to Gulfport practically 4 years in the past, she found epoxy resin artwork, a two-component system consisting of resin and hardener. By mixing the 2, a chemical response takes place in order that the liquid resin step by step hardens to a strong plastic. 

“Resin appears to have a thoughts of its personal, so no two items are alike. As soon as the resin and hardener are combined collectively, you will have about an hour to finish the preliminary section of the piece,” says Baldwin. “I paint on wood canvases which were primed with two or three coats of gesso and paint. Having a design plan is important earlier than mixing the resin. Every layer takes 24 hours to remedy, and I steadily use three to 4 layers so as to add depth.” 

Baldwin’s work is on show at Zaiya’s ArtiZen Market and Mermaid Mercantile. Discover extra particulars on Fb.

A circular medallion with waves and ocean scene on it.
Courtesy of Shirley Baldwin.

Jan Bennett

A circular wave pendant on a chain
Courtesy of Jan Bennett.

Jan Bennett’s love for the Caribbean led her to start her artwork expression by means of jewellery by bezeling sea glass she gathered on the seashores of St. Croix. After 20 years within the Virgin Islands, she and her husband purchased a tiny home in Gulfport. 

“As life experiences each problem and encourage my spirit, I proceed to focus my designs on life’s ever-changing tides,” says Bennett. “I’d describe my ‘Tokens and Talismans’ by saying say that I’ve melted treasured metals with feelings and a bit of caprice to create my jewellery. I personally design my items starting with a easy message or picture that I need to share.”

Bennett begins with uncooked supplies, utilizing sterling sheet and silver wire, combined media, 14 karat gold accents and no matter else appears to make the piece “occur.”

“I create just a few of my designs by carving wax and utilizing wax casting. Practically every bit that I make has been designed and created to be worn as a token of non-public energies, inspirations and experiences which have formed our lives.” 

To see extra of Baldwin’s work go to or

A woman with welder's glasses and a red apron smiling at the camera in a workshop.
Courtesy of Jan Bennett.


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