InLiquid @ Park Towne Place

Very Different Animals @ Park Towne Place

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Featuring: Eric Berg, Erica Harney, Jim and Lynn Lemyre, Elisabeth Nickles, and Annie Stone

Park Towne Place
2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
South Tower
January 8 – April 29
Reception: Thursday, February 11, 6 – 8pm RSVP
Collector’s Panel Discussion: Tuesday, February 16, 6 – 8 pm RSVP

InLiquid presents Very Different Animals at Park Towne Place. Animals are often used by artists as a means of expression. Being relatable, yet mysterious, animals serve as open symbols, having meaning easily placed on them and evoking an emotional response from the viewer. This exhibition examines the way animals are abstracted for the sake of artistic intent.


Artist Reception for the Collection and Exhibitions at Park Towne Place

Reception: Thursday, February 11, 6 – 8pm RSVP for Artists’ Talk on Eventbrite
Join us to celebrate all the artists who have been a part of the permanent collection and exhibitions at Park Towne Place over the past year. We invite you to take a tour of the collection. With over 100 pieces by local and national artists, situated within the uniquely modern setting, there is much to explore. There will be a brief artist talk with the artists from Very Different Animals, currently on view in the South Tower. Light refreshments provided.


Collecting in the New Economy:

Buying, Value, and Taste in the Contemporary Art Market

Tuesday, February 16, 6 – 8 pm RSVP for the Panel on Eventbrite

Join us for a conversation about buying and collecting art with guest speakers Meredith Hilferty, director of Fine Art Auctions at the Rago Arts and Auction Center; Robert Morrison, art collector and founder of the Project Group; and Ron Rumford, artist and Director of Dolan/Maxwell Gallery. The discussion will be moderated by Rachel Zimmerman, Executive Director of InLiquid. Open to the public and collectors with all levels of experience, new collectors welcome.

February 16, 6-8pm, Speakers @6pm

Panel
Meredith Hilferty
Robert Morrison
Ron Rumford

Moderated By Rachel Zimmerman

Panelist Bios:
Meredith Hilferty is the Director of Fine Art Auctions at the Rago Arts and Auction Center. A former Assistant Director with Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Ltd. in Philadelphia, she came to Rago in 2006 with a decade of experience in the evaluation of American and European art from the 18th-20th C. as well as appraisals and exhibition management. Since that time, she has developed a department that sets auction records for diverse and significant art at many price points. She appears as an expert appraiser for the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where she specializes in paintings and prints. Ms. Hilferty oversees four regularly scheduled fine art sales each year: Post-War & Contemporary Art and 19th & 20th C. American and European Art in May and November. A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, she lives in Philadelphia.

Robert J. Morrison has over 35 years experience as a writer/producer in the advertising industry. His extensive marketing experience included early career term at BBDO, New York, and McCann-Erickson, New York, Toronto and London, and later as executive creative director at several Philadelphia advertising agencies. The recipient of over 235 national and international creative awards, including the US Commercial Film Festival/Gold Palm, he continues his professional endeavors as founder of the Project Group, which focuses on strategic and creative development for a variety of international pharmaceutical firms. As a partner with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor and US Trust, he created and developed The Fine Art of Tangible Assets; a monograph and conversation on how collectors can use their collections for valuable philanthropic capital. Morrison has been an art collector since the age of twelve, and is dedicated to building the next generation of collectors.

Ron Rumford is Director of Dolan/Maxwell, a gallery specializing in modern and contemporary visual art. As a Founding member of The International Fine Print Dealers Association Dolan/Maxwell has notable expertise in works on paper in all media. Located in a former carriage house in Center City Philadelphia just west of Rittenhouse Square, the gallery is open by appointment. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art, Rumford is himself a recognized artist. He has exhibited his work extensively in the UK and US. His work is in the collections of the Free Library of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA and the New York Public Library, and is included in the collection at Park Towne Place.

Moderator Bio:
Rachel Zimmerman is the Director of InLiquid, an artist, and Independent Curator based in Philadelphia, who has been named one of the region’s “Top 101 Emerging Connectors” in 2008, as well as a Creative Connector in 2011. She has served on numerous committees including Philagrafika, MANNA’s “A Show of Hands” auction, The Print Center auction, Design Philadelphia, Fiber Philadelphia, the Fractured Atlas Council, The Night Market Advisory Council, and the executive board of Old City Arts and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Currently, she is on the art advisory committees of CFEVA, and the Main Line Art Center, and is the co-chair of ArtTable (Philadelphia). She is an alumna of Leadership Philadelphia and the Designing Leadership program of the Arts and Business Council.