Exploring Art, Exploring Art Spaces at Benefit v.13

The best thing about First Friday (other than the free drinks) is the chance to visit
multiple galleries in one night. After a whirlwind of artists, crisscrossing themes and mediums, you might end up feeling like your brain’s been riding on a brightly-colored ferris wheel (in a good way).

At InLiquid’s Benefit v.13 on Friday, February 15, not only will you find works from hundreds of artists, but you’ll also find a selection of pieces from three featured local galleries: Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, and The Center for Art in Wood. Whether or not you’ve visited these spaces in the past, we hope you’ll have the chance to reevaluate your experience of these venues within a new context – and keep coming back for more experiences in future.

Paradigm Gallery + Studio, located on Fabric Row, prides itself on creating an atmosphere of support for visual and performing artists. Stop by on Fourth Fridays for show openings, (don’t forget to hop by the local boutiques for monthly discounts). Artists on display include Yis Goodwin (NoseGo), FredSuji, and Lindsay Gilbert.


You might not want to get lost in a forest, but you won’t mind getting lost at The Center for Art in Wood. The gallery boasts a permanent collection of over 850 objects, as well as traveling exhibitions and publications. Artists include Kimberly Winkle, Jack Slentz, and Philip Mouthrop.

Larry Becker Contemporary Art is located along Second Street in Old City. Nestled snugly amidst popular arts venues and directly across the street from Arden Theatre Company, the cozy space is always a staple for First Friday aficionados. Artists include Anna Bogatin and Barry Goldberg.

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the slow movement of rain laden clouds. Areas of sky, water, and land are knit together with brushstrokes to represent their seamless interaction under the common conditions of weather and time. In my acid etched tin pieces, areas of watery marks are left visible to suggest the underlying layers of the landscape. I  do not strive to recreate the particulars of  places that inspire me, but rather the timelessness of the elements of light, weather, and geometries that inform them. My work is not about how the landscape looks as much as about how the landscape makes me feel. I try to create an image that allows the viewer to engage with it in such a way as to invite similar introspection.
Kirby Fredendall
Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme.
Florence Weisz
Florence Weisz

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and…

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme. …

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme. …

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate images of older, more worn items with newer ones into my work, all for the purpose of creating one fluid, mystical image of beauty.
Wendy Raskas Greenberg
Wendy Raskas Greenberg

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the…

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate…

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate images of older,…

Mitch Gillette
Mitch Gillette
Rick Salafia
Rick Salafia
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