Art For Action

Art For Action is a program inspired by InLiquid’s Juvenile In Justice (2013) exhibition, which was the proud winner of the 2014 PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam (Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia). In light of recent education budget cuts in Philadelphia, arts education and programming have taken a step backwards. As opportunities for individuals and youth to gain exposure to and appreciation for the arts are being diminished, it’s up to our communities to help replace these resource gaps and foster awareness around these issues. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, our project involves collaboration with various artists and organizations in Philadelphia, allowing us to diversify the accessibility of art programming and help connect youth and disadvantaged communities with local programs in their neighborhoods. Art For Action includes social justice art exhibitions and events, and interactive workshops, provided by InLiquid artist members, guest artists, and local art organizations. We are also developing arts education experiences and opportunities in alignment with our Art For Action exhibitions and programs. Our main partner venues include Crane Arts and the Painted Bride Art Center.

Art For Action Exhibits and Events include:

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Juvenile In Justice: End Solitary @ Eastern State

June 15 – September 8, 2016 We are currently in the midst of a national movement to end the solitary confinement of children. In January 2016, President Obama banned solitary confinement of juveniles in federal facilities and highlighted the physical, emotional and social harms the practice inflicts on children. Many jurisdictions have since followed suit, […]

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Juvenile In Justice: End Solitary

We are currently in the midst of a national movement to end the solitary confinement of children. In January 2016, President Obama banned solitary confinement of juveniles in federal facilities and highlighted the physical, emotional and social harms the practice inflicts on children. Many jurisdictions have since followed suit, prohibiting or greatly restricting the practice […]

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Ladies Night: Connecting Women Through Art and Dialogue @ Crane Hall

A collaboration between InLiquid artist member Cathleen Cohen, the People’s Paper Co-op, and women in North Philadelphia Presented by InLiquid’s Art For Action program The Hall, Crane Arts 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia January 14 – March 4 Second Thursday receptions: January 14th & February 11th, 6 – 9 pm Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 28, […]

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RedAct @ Crane Arts

January 14 – 29, 2016 TangenT The Icebox Project Space and Grey Area, Crane Arts 1400 North American Street Opening Reception: Second Thursday, January 14, 6 – 9 pm Live Performance by TangenT at opening reception Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 28, 6 – 8 pm with moderator William Cromar, Cathleen Cohen, Joe Brenman, Amie Potsic, […]

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xFree? @ Crane Hall

Smashed Label October 8 – January 1, 2016 Second Thursday receptions: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, & Dec. 10, 6-9pm Crane Arts 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia “What is freedom to you? How do you define someone who is unfree? Can a person, physically liberated, be more restricted than someone who is serving a jail sentence? […]

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ADL @ 222 Vine

September 4 – October 8 Fundraiser Thursday, October 8: VIP Reception 5:30 – 7 pm and Main Reception 7 – 9 pm Engagement Studios 222 Vine Street, Philadelphia To purchase tickets to the fundraiser, follow the link here. InLiquid and the Philadelphia Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are collaborating to present an Invitational Juried Exhibition displayed at […]

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Looking for Stillness @ The Bride

Eli Smith September 4 – October 17, 2015 First Friday receptions: September 4 and October 2, 5 – 7pm Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia InLiquid presents Looking for Stillness, a solo show featuring the work of Eli Smith at the Painted Bride Art Center. Much of Smith’s art is monolithic and epic […]

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Point of Reference @ Crane Hall

Eric Fausnacht & Woodley White Crane Arts 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia June 11 – August 7, 2015 Second Thursday receptions: June 11 and July 9, 6-9pm InLiquid presents Point of Reference, featuring the work of InLiquid artist member Eric Fausnacht and guest artist Woodley White, at The Hall at Crane Arts from June 11 […]

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Symbolic Speech, Freedom of Expression

featuring: David Deakin Johnny Everyman Cheryl Harper Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia April 3 – May 16, 2015 First Friday receptions: April 3 and May 1, 5-7pm InLiquid presents Symbolic Speech, Freedom of Expression, a group show featuring the work of two artists and a collective at the Painted Bride Art Center. […]

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The City Real & Imagined @ The Bride

Amze Emmons, Drew Leshko, Roberto Lugo, Mat Tomezsko and guest artist Jesse Krimes January 23 – March 7, 2015 First Friday receptions: February 6 and March 6, 5 – 7 pm Poetry reading and performance with CAConrad and Frank Sherlock: Thursday, February 5, 7 – 9 pm Talk and Book Signing with Richard Ross: Saturday, […]

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Homegoing: Photographs from 2004-2008 @ The Bride

Jeffrey Stockbridge December 5 – January 16, 2015 First Friday receptions: December 5 and January 2, 5 – 7pm Painted Bride Art Center Café Gallery 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 InLiquid presents Homegoing: Photographs from 2004-2008, a solo exhibition by Jeffrey Stockbridge. This exhibition is part of InLiquid’s Art For Action program, which utilizes […]

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Breaking Patterns

Cathleen Hughes October 3 – November 15, 2014 First Friday receptions: October 3 and November 7, 5 – 7pm FREE Painting Workshops (intended for ages 12-17): November 1st and 8th, 12-1:30pm Painted Bride Art Center Café Gallery 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia InLiquid presents Breaking Patterns, a solo exhibition by Cathleen Hughes, at the Painted Bride […]

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The Traveling Youth Art Exhibit @ Family Court

April 1 – 30 Philadelphia Family Division Juvenile Court 1801 Vine Street Art can foster critical thinking skills, increase self-understanding and self esteem, and build values that connect youth to themselves and their communities. Works included in The Traveling Youth Art Exhibit are by students from Edison High School, The Philadelphia Mural Art’s Guild, Harrington […]

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Juvenile in Justice

November 8 – December 12, 2013 Juvenile In Justice Curated by Julien Robson & Rachel Zimmerman @ Crane Arts: Icebox Project Space, Grey Area, The Hall  Organized by Philadelphia non-profit InLiquid, in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center, Juvenile In Justice was an exhibition of works by artists Richard Ross, Roberto Lugo, and Mat Tomezsko, […]