Help Bring ‘Once Home’ to Life!

How do you define “home?” In the spring of 2020, InLiquid will explore that question by exhibiting the photography of two self-taught African-American artists, Howard Traivers and Khalif Rivers. Titled Once Home, this exhibition will show how the two artists capture what is left behind amidst the rapidly changing urban landscape of Philadelphia, also inviting homeless youth to participate in art-making workshops to express their experiences living in Philadelphia.

With your help, we can bring this exhibition to life. In 2015, Traivers became homeless and took shelter in an abandoned factory where his father was once employed. There, he developed a strength of purpose through the art of photography. Once Home shares his story along with that of the photographer, Khalif Rivers. Both photographers each grew up alongside the collapse of manufacturing in Philadelphia. These stories are increasingly important to tell in the context of South Kensington, Philadelphia where there is a surge of real estate development alongside the city’s largest homeless population. Homeless youth from local shelters will participate in discussions and art-making workshops in the exhibition at InLiquid Gallery.

The Once Home project is organized by InLiquid, who over the past 20 years, has worked with nearly 1,000 local painters, sculptors, photographers, and craftspeople. When you choose to support Once Home, you are giving a voice to artists who would not otherwise have the resources to print, frame, and display their work. You are giving a platform for their stories to be told. Your generosity further extends to the next generation when InLiquid uses this platform as a venue for art-making workshops for 30-50 homeless youth to express themselves among their peers.

Bring Once Home to Life With Your Support! 
Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.
Virginia Joyce
Virginia Joyce

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.
Stephen Haigh
Stephen Haigh

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Liz Goldberg
Liz Goldberg

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University.…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia.…

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark
Erin Elman
Erin Elman
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