Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition

An exploration of food traditions from Caribbean, Eastern European, West African, African-American Southern and Latino cultures and how they are sustained in our communities.

Featuring documentary of tradition keepers, artifacts, photography, visual art and interactive exhibits.

Special Events:

Opening Reception – July 12, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Interpretive Tour of Exhibit, Tastefully South Jersey Presentation, Food Tasting

Taste of West Africa and African-American Soul – July 14 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Food Demonstrations, Soul Line Dancing with
I am Kenny J, Broomcorn Doll Making Workshop with Alma May (Limited, registration required)

Taste of Poland and Turkey – July 28 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Monique Legare International Folk Dance Performance and Workshop, Food Tasting, Tea-for All Demonstration, Turkish Lace-making Workshop (Limited, registration required)

Taste of Mexico and Peru – August 18 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America, Food Demonstrations, Heritage
Preservation Day

Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck – August 23 – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Take a seat at our community table to discuss and celebrate America’s immigrant fortune
and delight in cultural food fare (Free, RSVP Required)

Taste of the Caribbean  August 25 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop, Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion, Food Tasting, SocaFitness

CULTURAL FOOD ARTISANS:

Elizabet Aguilar – Mexican
Ylvia Anatolia Asal – Turkish
Serife Ayakta – Turkish
Loona Cadely-Jeanty – Haitian
Anna Felcyn – Polish
Esther Giple – Liberian
Katherine Inez Guadalupe – St. Lucian
Jonathan Jernigan – International
Sherma Joyce – Trinadadian
Nana Kittoe Manful – Ghananian
Corrine B. Powers – African American Soul
Travara Tilghman – African American Soul

FINE ARTISTS:

Robert Bender
Phil Carroll
Michael Clay
Ruthanne Compton
Judy Karten
Rita Kieffer
Lisa Matera
Peter Meadowsong
Marie Natale
Mark Natale
Laura Renner

Tastefully South Jersey Press Release

CamdenpopRock on Haddon Ave.

Perkins Center’s Lawn Chair Concert Series returns to Collingswood with a live outdoor concert featuring CPR: Music Invincible. Established in 2015, CamdenpopRock will present a wondrously eclectic fusion of modern, classical and international music and performance art. CamdenpopRock will perform on the corner of Haddon and Woodlawn Avenues, next to Grooveground Coffeebar (647 Haddon Ave).

This free performance is part of Perkins Center for the Arts’ annual Lawn Chair Concert Series with a partnership from the Borough of Collingswood and presented by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with additional support from Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation and PNC Arts Alive.

This concert is part of 2nd Saturday in Collingswood which invites guests to plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free and there are local artists and musicians on each block. Just arrive & enjoy the culture. Information on 2nd Saturday for artists, musicians and visitors is here.
http://www.collingswood.com/things_to_do/arts_and_events/2nd_saturday.php

The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

Join us, as we radically change minds and hearts at transformative, uncensored adult storytelling concerts.

 

The Butterfly is a FREE community storytelling concert held the 4th Tuesday of each month at our Collingswood location.

Storytelling is the first art form.  From its inception on the continent of Africa, storytelling has been steeped in communal ethos.  It is an amalgamated event of teller and audience.  It teaches lessons, empowers voice and maintains societal values.  It makes us laugh, cry, gasp, hold on and release — It connects.

May 22:  Magic and Miracles (blessings of the unknown, cultural magicians, saving grace)

June 26:  Sink or Swim (beach stories, new adventures, stepping out with courage)

For more information about our Folklife Center & The Butterfly please click here.

If you would like to participate as a teller, please Submit to Tell Here.

 

Members & Faculty Exhibition

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This annual exhibition features work by staff, faculty and members of Perkins Center for the Arts. It is a diverse exhibition that includes art in a variety of mediums; including ceramic, photography, watercolor, pastel, gouache, oil, acrylic, crayon, pen, pencil, fiber and digital art.

 

Artists Reception: Sunday, May 6th  1-3pm

Delivery of Work: 

Week of April 15th -23rd

Pick up work:

Sunday, June 17th  12- 4pm

Monday, June 18th 10am – 3pm

Members faculty Prospectus 2018

Submission :
1.) Login into your account or create a new account.
2.) “Set up Artist Account” button to the right,
3.) “Click here to enter” button.
4.) Enter all the information about your artwork,
5.) Upload pictures of your work. ( if you want)

 

Submit Your Work

 

Questions? Please give us a call at 856-235-6488

 

Exhibition Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

Join us, as we radically change minds and hearts at transformative, uncensored adult storytelling concerts.

 

The Butterfly is a FREE community storytelling concert held the 4th Tuesday of each month at our Collingswood location.

Storytelling is the first art form.  From its inception on the continent of Africa, storytelling has been steeped in communal ethos.  It is an amalgamated event of teller and audience.  It teaches lessons, empowers voice and maintains societal values.  It makes us laugh, cry, gasp, hold on and release — It connects.

 

May 22:  Magic and Miracles (blessings of the unknown, cultural magicians, saving grace)

June 26:  Sink or Swim (beach stories, new adventures, stepping out with courage)

For more information about our Folklife Center & The Butterfly please click here.

If you would like to participate as a teller, please Submit to Tell Here.

Lunch & Learn: Lynne Schill & Kimberly Bunn- Nipper Dogs, RCA and Moorestown

Do you wonder why there are nipper dog statues in Moorestown? Join us as Lynne Schill and Kimberly Bunn unpack the history of the nipper dog.

 

 

This Lunch & Learn is part of a series of  FREE conversations featuring culturally focused lectures designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey. Bring your lunch to Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for a free cultural conversation. 

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Heritage Preservation Days

Heritage Preservation Days is a digitization project that provides the opportunity to preserve family heritage through digitization.

Join Perkins Center at Burlington County Library! 

Community members are welcome to bring in family heirlooms that relate to foodways and cultural food traditions such as, aged photographs, negatives, heirloom cooking instruments, handwritten recipes, handcrafted pottery, back-dated news articles, traditional herbal remedies, heritage farming and gardening tools, passed-down cook books, ancestral holiday linens and artwork.

There will also be a Sharing Station, where participants can tell stories associated with their treasures. Participants may also choose to have the stories recorded in the Oral History Booth.

Attendees will be gifted a high-quality digital copy of their artifacts and stories as family keepsakes to pass down to next generations. The photographs will be scanned, the artifacts will be photographed, and the stories will be recorded by audio. Each entry will be documented by metadata.

We anticipate the collections to be housed on the NJ Digital Highway, once it is established. Some will be shared on Perkins’ and funders’ websites. With permissions of the owners, selected items will be showcased at the Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition that will be held in Collingswood July through August. 

This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.