InLiquid’s Art Advisory Committee is a group of outstanding fine art professionals with the intention of increasing the connection and dialogue between working artists in the Philadelphia region and the curators, designers, and gallery owners seeking and presenting new work. The Committee is tasked with determining the qualifications of incoming artist members, ensuring the diversity of InLiquid’s membership, and helping regional artists gain access to the vital career services that InLiquid provides.
Viewers at The Wind Fellowship Exhibition 2021 (Cassidy Argo, "The Fairy Stream")
Thora has actively participated in the Philadelphia art community, holding vital roles at several non-profit arts organizations since 1970. She served as CEO of the Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Fleisher Art Memorial, where she created the Challenge Exhibitions (now known as the Wind Challenge) and Fleisher’s Community Partnerships in the Arts program. She also served as the COO at both Philagrafika 2010 and Mural Arts Philadelphia, where she later served as Director of Design Review and managed the development of MAP’s history, Mural Arts at 30. As an independent curator, Thora has organized several materials-based exhibitions in local galleries and created a strategic plan for the Asian Arts Initiative. She also conducted an element of a research project for the Social Impact of the Arts Project at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice.Thora is currently a visual arts management consultant focusing on systems development and program design.
Alissa Roach is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and writer based in Philadelphia. She is currently the Art Exhibitions Coordinator at the William Way LGBT Community Center, working to organize partnerships and collaborations with various arts and community spaces around the city. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, her personal practice often explores diasporic island histories as they relate to memory and technology. Roach has previously shown work in several venues around Philadelphia including Icebox Project Space, Cherry St Pier, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Atelier Gallery, Pilot+Projects and Fleisher Art Memorial. In 2022 she received her BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, and also completed a Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.