Blick In-Store Demos this weekend with Member Artists Elyce Abrams & Agathe Bouton

InLiquid, in partnership with Blick Art Materials, is hosting in-store demos at the Blick store on Chestnut Street. This weekend marks the end of the series and will be featuring demos member artists Elyce Abrams and Agathe Bouton, who are both recipients of InLiquid’s MicroGrant program. Come to support these local artists and get a chance to win a $50 store card! Register for the event here.

Elyce Abrams’s in-store demo is this Saturday the 29th. The demo, “Painting with Movement,” will showcase Abrams’s unique use of vibrant colors. Through the contrasting nature of the colors and abstractions in her paintings, her works divide the canvas into distinct parts that penetrate each other and imitate quick and sharp motions. Abrams will demonstrate in this workshop how she uses these brilliant colors to create the impression of movement, as well as how she uses this movement to structure her paintings.

The in-store demo on Sunday, September 30th with Agathe Bouton moves away from vibrant and intense colors, but still displays the diversity of shades and intensities that Blick paints have to offer. Her presentation, “Monoprint techniques of Habitat & Urban Matter” will explore the extent and variances of white, gray, and black that encompass urban architecture. Bouton has been interested in the nature of cities her whole life; the warehouses, apartments, and offices that marry a sense of decay and energy at the same time. Through this demo, Abrams will be able to show you how she makes prints that portray the city through her unique perspective.

Register for one or all of the demos today! 
 

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia International Airport, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Michael Grothusen
Michael Grothusen

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia…

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Susan Benarcik
Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history and/or Nature.
Leslie Grigsby
Leslie Grigsby

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction,…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history…

Jazmyn Crosby
Jazmyn Crosby
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Brooke Lanier
Brooke Lanier

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

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