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Jessica Libor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with "Philadelphia Dusk"

Jessica Libor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with “Philadelphia Dusk”

Hello friends, I am completely ecstatic to be a part of a super cool event being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  I was asked to participate by donating a piece, and have created “Philadelphia Dusk.”   In “Philadelphia Dusk,” a 30″ by 40″ oil painting, I wanted to capture that moment in the evening where the light becomes golden, and bathes everything in an unearthly beauty. Any grittiness is washed away for a moment as the city becomes an idealized version of itself: golden, optimistic, a city of dreams. The clouds framing the city become a perfect backdrop for the light, inspired by Maxfield Parrish’s gilded fairy tale clouds. Here’s the piece.

in progress

Philadelphia Dusk, oil on canvas, 30%22 by 40%22, Jessica Libor 2015

The piece will be available to bid on that evening at the event during a silent auction.  The event is called “Fall into Street Art”, and will be held in an underground passageway beneath the Philadelphia Museum of Art.     Here’s what the space looks like.


The event is presented by Neiman Marcus.  And here’s what the invitation says word for word:

Join Philly’s most culturally connected contemporaries as the season’s hottest soiree goes underground. Inspired by the city’s vibrant street art and held in the Museum’s hidden tunnel, this event will be unforgettable. Enjoy mouthwatering street fare, open bar, music, and live performance, all while supporting the Museum. #fallintoart

VIP ticket holders arrive at 7:30 p.m. and experience an open bar featuring ales and cocktails, street fare, live performance, access to a private lounge, and celebratory gift.

$85 per person
$65 per Young Friend member

Standard ticket holders arrive at 8:00 p.m. and enjoy street fare, open bar, and live performance.

$60 per person
$40 per Young Friend member

Get your tickets online at www.tickets.philamuseum.org.

I hope to see you there!!  Enjoy your labor day weekend 🙂  Thanks for reading and feel free to share and invite your friends as well.