Art in the Age of COVID-19

InLiquid wants to assure our audiences that we are closely following recommendations pertaining to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have taken proper precautions for the safety and health of our staff and community by proactively closing our exhibition spaces and postponing our scheduled programming. While the InLiquid team will continue to work remotely, at the moment we will not allow any visitors into The Crane Arts Building for the safety of the public.

As we continue to follow the guidelines provided by health officials, we will continue to work on creating beautiful experiences by inviting you to visit us digitally on our website and social media channels. While we want to practice social distancing, we do not want to fall into the perils of social disconnection. As one of our member artists, Rachel Blythe Udell, says, “Creating feels life-affirming, as is experiencing art in all its forms, which we all really need right now!” You can see her exhibition, Pocket Dimension, right here.

So what does this mean for current InLiquid programming? Our exhibition Muses, Guardians, and Saints (works by Deborah Caiola) at the InLiquid Gallery will be extended through April and is available to be seen and experienced on our website and on Artsy. Same goes for our scheduled events for Structures at Park Towne Place, which have been canceled and will be postponed upon further notice. For future programming, we will continue to monitor the decisions made by the city’s department of health and have rescheduled all upcoming programs to a later time that is to be announced. For those who have won auction items from the 2020 InLiquid Benefit, we will contact you to arrange delivery of your items but are also willing to hold on to them for you to pick up once restrictions upon entry are lifted.

As many of you are (hopefully) at home self-quarantined, we want to hear from you! Tell us about the things that are kept near-and-dear to you, and the comforts they provide, by participating in our survey for Everyone is a Collector!

For your own safety, if you are experiencing respiratory illness, fever, or cold-like symptoms, please remain home and review the Philadelphia Department of Health’s recommended healthy habits and precautions. And please don’t forget to wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer, sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, and do not touch your face without washing your hands.

Stay well and hope to see you all in person soon, but in the meantime, digitally.

Image credit: Conviction by Brian Palmieri. Currently showing at the Courtyard by Marriott.

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life and joy.
Eva E. Glassworks (Eva Shelley)

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting…

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life…

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life and joy. …

Bobbie Adams
Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Portable Disko (Nathan D Gibson) is a mixed-media artist and multi-instrumentalist who produces under the umbrella ‘Portable Disko Various Moods’.
Portable Disko (Nathan D Gibson)

Portable Disko (Nathan D Gibson) is a mixed-media artist and multi-instrumentalist who produces under the umbrella ‘Portable…

Portable Disko (Nathan D Gibson) is a mixed-media artist and multi-instrumentalist who produces under the umbrella ‘Portable Disko Various Moods’.…

Portable Disko (Nathan D Gibson) is a mixed-media artist and multi-instrumentalist who produces under the umbrella ‘Portable Disko Various Moods’.…

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