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With his latest radiator art series, local talent Derek Anderson is taking
car radiators to the next level of “cool.” With a knack for producing artistic
treasures from recycled objects and a little inspiration from the Junkyard
Gang (Fat Albert and Bill Cosby), he has created a series that will appeal to
collectors who prefer art with a bit of bravado and humor.
Almost everyone is aware of the ecological benefits of repurposing objects
and the recent push to reduce, reuse, and recycle. But for artists like
Anderson, reuse and recycle often have a totally different meaning.
Anderson is a mixed media artist that incorporates various traditionally
distinct visual art media with other unique mediums such as cardboard and
now, radiators. He can take something that might be considered trash or
junk, and with a little imagination, transform it into something that gives
people a great deal more pleasure. The emotions evoked by this recycled
series flow effortlessly between the more masculine energies, while other
pieces reveal a sensitive, more feminine introspection.
“All radiators are built with a frame, so I naturally see each one as a picture,”
says Anderson, “Each one makes for a strong piece.” Once he had the vision,
he put the paint brush to the metal radiator and art was born.
Now is the time to bring those modeling dreams to life and awaken that
magical spirit that lies within the heart of every wildflower. Take part in
the fun at Tangerine Boutique’s #WalkInStyleOut Campaign as seen on
social media @tangerine_boutique. Simply stop by to model some of the
hottest trends in this carefully curated women’s boutique that deals not
only in style, but also in good taste and confidence.
With quality clothing brands like CP Shades, Mother Denim, Auguste
the Label, and Cleobella; exceptional shoe labels such as Bed|Stu;
and acclaimed jewelry brands like Chan Luu, shoppers will not only be
inspired, but encouraged to wander, live, and love in style with Tangerine
“We want this campaign to focus on women being confident in
themselves,” says co-owner Kim Cherryhomes on behalf of herself and
her business partner, Deanna Cahill.
“We offer a great selection of sizes for women of all ages as well as a
variety of gifts and accessories for any occasion,” adds Cahill.
Shoppers will also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling wine while
they explore Tangerine’s excellent West Coast-inspired selections, while picking
out their favorite outfits to model. Located at 2218 Postoffice Street, Tangerine
Boutique has been a vital part of Historic Downtown Galveston since 2009.
No matter what the occasion—day-to-day life, the office, date night, girl’s night
out, or your best friend’s wedding—find the perfect fit at Tangerine.
erine Boutique
2218 Postoffice Street
| 409.763.7113
Derek Anderson
Anderson’s “little blessing” of a studio
is located at 2224 Church Street.
Call 409.750.3773 for more information.
Photos by Leslie Pelonero