InLiquid Benefit Party at Crane Arts

Annual silent auction benefits promotion of Philadelphia visual artists.

On Friday night, InLiquid held Benefit v. Thirteen, a VIP party and reception, at the Crane Arts building in Northern Liberties. There was a silent auction of work from more than 150 artists, designers and crafters, and drinks and food from Philadelphia Distilling Company, Ristorante Panorama and others. Proceeds from the party went toward InLiquid’s mission to promote local visual artists. Michael Braunstein, KYW Newsradio, Brad Richards, Matthew Ray, Chatterblast, and Brad Hemler, Comcast.

Below: R.C. Atlee, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, Maria Papadakis, hostess for the evening, and David Gloss, CEO and co-founder of Here’s My Chance.

Below: John B. Kelly and Alexandra Golaszewska, InLiquid auction committee.

Below: Angela Romano and Marcie Line, who told me they put down bids on some bling.

Below: Ian Kelly and artist Britt Miller.

Below: Katie Cavuto, chef/owner of Healthy Bites, and Ashli Mizell, Ashli Mizell Design.

Below: Jeannie Liggett and Maria Dintis, were eying up a few wood carvings.

Below: Artists Daniele Bursk, who does large abstract art, husband and painter/drawer Justin Bursk, with KellyAnn McCartney, who went to Moore College of Art. The Bursks met at Tyler School of Art.

Below: I ran into jewelry designer John Wind, who tells me that he’s also creating fine art on canvas now. He had one mixed-media piece in the InLiquid show. In May, he will be having his first art exhibition at the James Oliver Gallery at 723 Chestnut Street.

Below: Larry and Tali Mazzola with Adam Hymans.

Below: Kharisma McIlwaine, TV host for CW/CBS 3, and Michael Shannon, who runs I love it.

Below: Rakia Reynolds, CEO/founder of Skai Blue Media, with fashion blogger Ian Michael Crumm, Melissa Leonard, of Coldwell Banker Blue Bell, Amanda Kaster, Welcome America, and Jade Barnes, Skai Blue Media.

Below: Alloyius McIlwaine, CEO/founder of Cultures Clothing Co. He’s also an artist, and you can see two of his works over his left shoulder at the top. On February 28th, he’s going to be exhibiting his art and his clothing at RAW: Natural Born Artists at the Lit Ultrabar. There will also be a screening of indie film Faces in the Mirror, created by acclaimed Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley—who will be there and perform.