Why Art Matters

In the internet age, one can open up a website and look at any and all art they want. While that is definitely convenient, there is no substitute for seeing art in-person and ingesting its meaning outside of the computer screen. Galleries (especially ones that highlight local artists) are growing scarce, and the chance to experience great art personally is growing more and more limited.

 

In spite of this sparsity, InLiquid has been showcasing local artists at galleries around the Philadelphia area, and even opened our own gallery in the Crane Arts building this year. Now in its 19th year, InLiquid continues to support the Philadelphia community.


With our annual benefit coming up, it’s important to realize the importance of supporting InLiquid in our endeavors to unite connect Philadelphia artists with the Philadelphia public. Especially at this specific period in history, where we see fragmentation throughout the country, art is an important factor in uniting us and our appreciation for creativity and creative outlets.

 

Supporting InLiquid would assist our efforts to bringing local art to the forefront of Philadelphia’s culture, and with a tax-deductible donation, you can be proud of the fact that you are a part of keeping beauty in our city.

David Slovic, Anagram

Pablo Picasso might have said (but probably didn’t say, but it’s still a relevant quote):

art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Kathy Loev Putnam, Does This Purse Go With My Hat?

 

While we are constantly rushing around with our phones glued to our hands, it’s imperative to stop and recognize the beauty in art that surrounds us.

InLiquid houses art that shows the poetry and passion that we sometimes forget to appreciate as we can be weighed down by this dust that accumulates during our quotidian routines. Through your support, you can help InLiquid and our member artists refresh your souls and keep the Philly art community thriving.

It doesn’t matter what the amount –  a gift from our followers shows support for one common passion.

 

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Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.
Justin Rubich
Justin Rubich

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use…

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.…

Mixed media artist exploring both abstract and representational compositions of cityscapes, often rendered through the use of pattern, line, and gradation.…

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an event, possibly still in motion.
Kathleen Eastwood-Riaño
Kathleen Eastwood-Riaño

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active…

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an…

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an event, possibly still…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.
Karen Freedman
Karen Freedman

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Erne’s drawings and prints have been featured in numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals is a series of comically disturbing depictions of Mr. Bunny and his friends under siege. The series is made up of very large graphite pencil drawings, woodblocks, etchings, and lithographs. Although there is a playful side, the underlining theme is fear, cruelty, and survival.  In recurring distressful situations people often become like dolls, presenting a steady happy personae no matter what is happening.  Though the circumstances represented in the work are not real, no stuffed animals were hurt in the making of the work, they capture the aura that surrounds a person who has no control but will not give in.
Elaine M. Erne
Elaine M. Erne

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erne’s drawings…

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.
Orlando Saverino-Loeb
Orlando Saverino-Loeb

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the…

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.…

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.…

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