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InLiquid's 12th Annual Art Auction Gala Is Feb. 10

InLiquid, a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia will hold its  12th Annual Silent Art Auction and Benefit 6-10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at the vast Ice Box Project Space of the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia.
Participants submit works of art from paintings, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. The benefit supports InLiquid’s ongoing mission for expanding opportunities and exposure for local visual artists. This event creates opportunities and exposure for visual artists while broadening audiences for art through its extensive web site and programs in the community.
The silent auction will have an array of artwork, gift certificates, jewelry, and design items available. An exciting group of jurors from the Philadelphia art world -- Julien Robson, curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Anabelle Rodriguez- Lawton, founding director of ~The curARTorial LAB; and Buy Shaver, artist -- will pick  three artists to create a special, limited edition print for sponsors and guests at the event
Each year the event continues to grow in popularity and attracts a diverse crowd of collectors, art lovers, artists, and professionals. The silent auction will offer the work of over 150 artists – such as Henry Bermudez, Brent Crothers, Judy Gelles, Sharka Hyland, Darla Jackson, Candace Karch, Lee Lippman, Nikolay Milushev, James Oliver and John Wind.
As always, there will be a lavish lineup of food and refreshments from top local purveyors including Fork, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Ristorante Panarama, Rustica, Philadelphia Distilling Company, and many more. Sponsors of this year’s benefit include the Katherine Alexandra Foundation, The Gallery at Market East/ PREIT, Marguerite Rodgers, Rago Arts & Auction Center, and URBN, Inc.
Admission is $40 in advance / $50 at the door.

There will be VIP Preview at 4 p.m. which features a meet and greet with the jurors  ice carving by Roger Wing and a special live performance by Laurent Bass.

A Young Professionals Preview will be held during the Second Thursday gallery openings at the Crane 6-9 p.m.,  Feb. 9.

The auction preview and online bidding will begin on January 27th at
ticket and event information visit or call 215-235-3405.

Super Bowl Soup Sale

Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 100 S Penn St., in Clifton Heights, is taking orders for home-made soup and artisan bread through Jan. 30 -- which will be available for pick up on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5.

The available soup selections are:
1     Beef Vegetable
2     Chicken Noodle
3     Crab Bisque
4     Tom’s “Super Bowl Chili”, which we grant is not a soup.
Quart containers of soup are  $7 or three for $20. The delicious Artisan bread is  $4 a loaf.   To place your an order, please email us at or call Kathy at (610) 328-4731 by Monday, Jan. 30.

Slavic Christmas Luncheon Looms

On Sunday, Dec. 11, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 100 South Penn St., in Clifton Heights, will hold a traditional “Slavic Christmas Luncheon”. 

Lunch will be served at noon, immediately after the regular 11 a.m.. Sunday English Divine Liturgy. 

All are welcome who wish to enjoy traditional Slavic culinary delights such as; kielbasa, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and boneless ham.  As has become our custom, expect a large variety of door prizes. 

Tickets are  $15  for adults and $5 for children 7 to 12 years of age.  Children 6 years and younger are free. 

To make your reservations, please contact John or Caroline at (610) 622-0261 before Dec. 5.

The church is also taking orders for its Christmas pierogie sale through Dec. 5; it's kielbasa sale through Dec. 12 and collecting food for the needy through Dec. 18.

Email or call Kathy at (610) 328-4731 for information.


Bread Of Deceit

Jim Vanore's latest short, Bread of Deceit, has been published by Untreed Reads of San Francisco. It can be obtained at this link.

David Christian To Speak At Patriotic Art Exhibit

Internationally renowned Tinicum artist, sculptor and patriot Gregory Marra will showcase his love of American history with a Patriotic Art Exhibition 6:30-9:30- p.m.,  Friday, Nov. 4,  at the Historic Moland House, 1641 Old York Road, Hartsville, PA.  The show will feature historical sculptures and drawings of Bucks County’s original inhabitants, the Lenape Indians, drawings of Marra’s proposals for statuary in Bucks County, as well as continental military sculptures from 1776-1777.  A quarter of the evening’s art sales will help fund the bronze statue of the Marquis de Lafayette that Marra is creating for the Historic Moland House.
Marra’s vision is for the Lafayette statue to be the first in a “Revolutionary War Trail” of statues throughout Bucks County, to honor people, places and events of historic significance. Says Marra, “These statues are of national importance and should not be taken lightly.  Now is our chance to honor historic events properly to show the world how patriotic Bucks County and Pennsylvanians are.”  Marra believes that the Revolutionary War Trail will be a boon to Bucks County tourism, while preserving the area’s unique and precious national history.
Other projects that Marra has in the works include a Mourning George Washington in Reflection - a statue of the general with his horse by his side, to be sculpted for the entrance to the Washington Crossing Veterans Cemetery. This project is currently awaiting approval by the Veteran’s Administration.  Marra is also working on plans for a Washington Crossing bronze tribute and a Frank Buckles Monument in Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Buckles, the last doughboy of WWI, died earlier this year.  Marra promised Buckles on his deathbed that he would find a way to honor Buckles and his fellow soldiers so they would never be forgotten.
The Patriotic Art Exhibition will feature guest speaker David A. Christian, America’s youngest and most decorated officer of the Vietnam War.  Christian is a longtime friend and supporter of Marra’s work.  Admission is $5 per person and reservations are required.  Donations to the Lafayette statue fund are most welcome at the art exhibition or can be sent by check payable to Warwick Township Historical Society to P.O. Box 107, Jamison, PA  18929.

Reservations to the exhibit can be made  by contacting Mr. Marra at 610-294-8658 or

Event At Philly High School May Go National

Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School is the inaugural site of the Villa Dream project.

The day-long event is  Oct. 22 at the school at 550 N. Broad St. The project, which is being organized by Villa, a specialty footwear retailer, will feature appearances by more than 40 successful professionals from across the country.

They will appear in  panel discussions and mingle with the students to provide for networking opportunities.

“We need to provide the tools that urban youths need in order to see the world of possibilities that awaits their future,” said Patrick Walsh,  vice president  of marketing at Villa.

The event is expected to be attended by 500 high school students. The guests include top ranking executives from corporations such as Nike, Twitter, Univision, National Basketball Association, Philadelphia 76ers, VILLA, American Express, Deutsche Bank, BET, Vanguard, Fannie Mae, and American Express, Radio One. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and former Def Jam president Kevin Liles will give the opening remarks.

Q&A sessions will be geared towards exposing the students to career paths that await them within the sports, entertainment, banking and finance, business and marketing, E-commerce, and real estate industries.

Partnering with Villa are the City of Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College, Philadelphia Youth Network, Rising Sons and the University of Pennsylvania.

Walsh says the company hopes to expand the Dream Project to additional cities.

A Hidden Treasure In Eddystone

One of Delaware County's hidden treasurer is the Portobello Cafe at 1423 Chester Pike in Eddystone.

It's a small BYOB restaurant with fantastically cooked authentic Italian food and reasonable prices.

The only down side is the fact that the parking lot is off a hard-to-find one-way street behind the Pike which can better be described as an alley.

Meet The Cast Cucina Chatter

Jim Vanore and other cast members of Cucina Chatter will be Phil Heron's guests on "Live From The Newsroom" which can be found 7 p.m., Sept. 21 at www.DelcoTimes.Com.

Jim also has let us know that Cucina Chatter will also be the topic of the 5 p.m., Sept. 21 at

Delco Church To Celebrate 100th Year

Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 100 S. Penn St., Clifton Heights, Pa. will celebrate it's 100th Anniversary with a catered luncheon after the 11 a.m. Mass on Oct. 30.

Cost is $15. The meal features a salad, turkey, ham and stuffed shells. The community is invited.

For other events at the church -- which includes a homemade soup and bread, and pierogie  sales -- visit its website at ChristAmongUs.Com

19th Annual USArtists Show Is Sept. 23-25

The Women's Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) will hold the 19th Annual USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale, Sept. 23-25 at the Academy's Samuel MV Hamilton Building, 118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. The event features an extraordinarily rich and diverse collection of 18th- through 21st-century American art. The show, is the country's largest comprised strictly of American art, featuring 35 vendors and galleries from across the country. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person and provide a full-color show catalog, unlimited entry to USArtists 2011 and one free admission to PAFA valid through October 2012. Guests who purchase tickets online will receive a $3 discount with purchase; Seniors and Students with ID will also get the discount automatically. All ticket proceeds support student scholarships at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Events Include:

Opening Night Gala: 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22

This will let you experience an exclusive preview of USArtists at an elegant cocktail reception and light buffet.  Tickets range from $125 to $550 per person, depending upon entry time.  

New Collectors Night, 5:30-8 p.m., Sept. 23

This is for those seeking to being a journey into the world of fine art collecting. The night features a light buffet and a chocolate and beer tastings  Betty’s Speakeasy and Yards Brewing Company.  Tickets are $60

Dealer Talks, on the hour from noon until 4 p.m., Sept. 23 and Sept. 24

Leading experts will present 15-minute gallery talks. Free with admission.


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