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Positively Philadelphia: Holiday Gifts By Local Fine Artists

(Shino tumblers, porcelain.  Artist: Lynne Berman)

(Shino tumblers, porcelain. Artist: Lynne Berman)

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By Lauren Lipton

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — InLiquid, the Philadelphia nonprofit for artists and art lovers, is offering something special for the holidays.

“It’s gonna be a mixture of fine artwork,” says founder and executive director Rachel Zimmerman.  “We have a couple of printmakers and photographers.   There’s going to be some jewelry people, glass, and ceramics.  It’s really a wide mix.”

Zimmerman says local artists will be featured at a Midtown Village holiday show at the William Way Center, 1315 Spruce Street, and everything will be on sale for under two hundred dollars.

“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy something that’s handmade and locally made,” she tells KYW Newsradio.  “The idea was really to sort of engage the public with buying art for the holidays:  ‘Give the gift of art,’ and really inspire people that buying something that’s a little more personal is a very nice, touching way of celebrating the holidays.”

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(“Kinky,” earrings. Artist: Samira Alston)

Zimmerman founded the group InLiquid because she wanted to stay in Philadelphia.

“I’m a photographer, and when I was growing up in Philadelphia, if you wanted to be a successful artist, you really had to move to New York,” he recalls.  “And when I came back to Philadelphia I realized that there was an amazing amount of talent in Philadelphia that people just weren’t seeing.”

The show begins on Friday, November 30th, and continues until Sunday, December 2nd.

And that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”

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