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.

Matthew Courtney
Matthew Courtney
Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries or as backlit wall art.
Mirjam Seeger
Mirjam Seeger

Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries…

Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries or as backlit wall art.…

Whimsical paintings of birds, butterflies and mythical creatures on fused glass, displayed as window sculptures, window tapestries or as backlit wall art.…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism of life. My “Take Any Road Series” encourages the viewer to have the confidence to experience life no matter how difficult or confusing, beautiful, or powerful. All of this exists with an underlying structure of assumptions.
I think we all see the world a little differently and feel our own experience uniquely.  I paint using what all of my senses have given to me as the experience.  When I paint the sky, I am feeling the wind, putting it to music in my head, remembering the smell of the chance of rain, tasting the air, seeing the clouds dance. 
Fran Lightman Gibson
Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism…

Lee Lippman
Lee Lippman
Interested  in  Paul  Rand  and  Milton Glaser,  I  pursued  graphic  design  at  Pratt  Institute  in  Brooklyn,  NY.
Lynn Dunham
Lynn Dunham

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

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