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.

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.

March 27 : Green (Irish yarns, tales of money, stories of naïveté, The Eagles, environment stories )

April 24: OOPS!

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.

Heritage Preservation Days

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

Join Perkins Center at GCLS Glassboro Public 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.

Photography 36 Awards Exhibition

Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography

On View March 10- April 7, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception: Second Saturday, March 10, 2018  6 – 9pm

 

Works by:

                                                           

Carlos Chan– originally from Manila, Philippines and currently residing in Philadelphia, Pa., “I primarily shoot urban landscapes because I am most at home in cities and because I find them endlessly fascinating. I like making sense of how they work, of what holds them together, of what makes them tick. The sheer organization alone that goes into them is, to me, a source of wonder and beauty”.

 

 

 

 

Philip “Dutch” Bagley – “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself”, from Berenice Abbott. This quote has encouraged my visual sense of direction…my pre-visualization of the final image as I am viewing and capturing the scene; see it, capture it, develop it and present it”.

 

 

Stuart Lehrman,” My work is inspired from the natural and man made phenomena I observe in the world around me. The historical context of my work is that of Abstract Expressionism, Post-painterly Abstraction, Color Field painting and Minimalism.”

 

 

 

 

Philip Carroll, Curator and Karen Chigounis, Executive Director selected each artist, “For their level of professionalism and mastery of the medium through Photography”, which has been the mainstay of Perkins Center for the Arts Photography Annual Exhibition, now in its 37th year.

 

This exhibition is presented through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Discover Jersey Arts.

Small Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a selection of carefully curated, handcrafted and locally produced Fine Art & Craft at Perkins Center, Collingswood.  This show and sale features affordable and original work by regional artists just in time for holiday gift giving. Come view hundreds of works including painting, jewelry, clothing, pottery, glass, wood carving and more.

Opening Reception: November 18th 6pm – 9pm

Gallery hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
10am –  2pm

 

Additional Shopping Hours:  
November  18th & 25th
December 1st & 2nd
10am – 4pm

Mark Bair | Meg Biddle | Magdalena Boufal-Nistico | Dean Bridges | Kathy Casper | Katherine Cheetham | Candace Coleman | Anita DiPietro | Linda Figliola | David Gamber | Deb Hamalainen | Colleen Hammond | Philip Hauser | Allison Hunt | Vickie Jameson | Judy Karten | Stacey Kennealy | Karen Kiick | Casey Lynch | Mark Natale | Winnie Radolan | Tammy Riley | Michael Scotko | Paul Serena | Linda Shusterman | Lisa Soley | Jackie Stack Lagakos | Jennifer Talarico | Anna Tumas | Alan Willoughby

Space Lines Exhibition

Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood presents Space Lines an exhibition  with a unique perspective through drawing,  mixed media, construction and 3 dimensional  sculpture.

Bobbie Adams, “ I am most interested in examining, pondering, and portraying aspects of the physical world. I have come to love the subjects of my childhood that I ignored back then – anatomy, physics, mathematics – and am intrigued with the challenge of portraying an essence or idea, of fundamental natural phenomena..”

 Justine Ditto, Is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts, “ My images are influenced by cell structures, wave patterns, and topographical contours; ancient and modern architecture, . By using a variety of materials such as wire, fabric, paper, and various forms of print, I can layer more deeply and create a material richness with my mixed media sculptures.”

Oki Fukunaga ,  Uses wire coat hangers that manage to successfully celebrate and rise above the familiar hanger. The resulting sculptures are delicate constructions that have a powerful presence of weight and mass . The imaginative creations offer the viewer an exciting display of fluctuating forms and patterns in space. 

Meet the Artists Reception
June 15th from 6-9pm
All are welcome and it is free and open to the public.

Hours & Location

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday  10am – 4 pm

30 Irvin Avenue

Collingswood, NJ 08108

856-235-6488

The Collingswood gallery for Perkins Center for the Arts is dedicated to visual excellence.

The curators select artists for exhibition  that have achieved a level of professional proficiency in their respective careers. The Collingswood gallery is solely devoted to group exhibitions and creating opportunities for artists of all levels.

 

Perkins Center for the Arts is a unique cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts and to providing a wide range of creative opportunities for people of all ages and every level of artistic development. The Center’s programs include visual and performing arts classes and lessons, exhibitions, music and dance performances, workshops, visiting artists’ residencies, and an outreach program for children, underserved communities, and individuals with special needs.

This exhibition is presented through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Discover Jersey Arts. For more information call 856-235-6488


This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional  support is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holman Automotive group, The Bunbury Company and the Township of Collingswood.

Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Dealing with Life Through Art:  A Discussion on Art Collection

with Hope Proper, Collector and Curator

Hope will reference photography as it is the medium that served her best when dealing with life’s challenges.

 

“The social function of literature, of all art, is to help the individual come to 

         terms with himself upon the earth, to help him confront the deepest most 

        complex questions of life.”

Albert Murray, American Heritage, 9/96, p. 72

 

 

Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.
12:30-1:30pm
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown
Click to learn more about the Lunch & Learn Series.
Lunch & Learn is another act of Social Artworking brought to you by PNC Arts Alive. 
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Billy Hector and Band-SOLD OUT

Billy Hector and Band-SOLD OUT

Billy Hector and Band

SOLD OUT

A prolific songwriter and composer, Billy Hector has more than 14 albums to his credit in electric and acoustic blues and Americana rock.  With over 35 years of performing under his belt, Billy is recognized as one of the hottest guitarists and songwriters playing on the original circuit and serves up what more than one reviewer has called, “One of the best shows you’ll ever see.”
Billy is a two-time invitee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s American Music Master’s series, a winner of the Asbury Park Music Awards “Best Guitarist,” “Best Blues Band,” and “Living Legend” awards, and a two time winner of East Coast Rocker’s “Best Guitarist” award.

www.billyhector.com

 

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show Starts at 8:15pm.

Individual tickets are priced at $20 a piece and can be purchased individually from the button below. $20 admission includes light refreshments.

TEEN Mystery Game Night-CANCELLED

TEEN Mystery Game Night-CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Perkins Center for the Arts has suffered a terrible loss.

The beloved painting of Perkins Center for the Arts, commissioned by Dudley Perkins himself, the builder and original owner of the Perkins Center when this gorgeous building was simply a home, HAS BEEN STOLEN.

Channel your inner Sherlock…

Follow the Clues

Solve the Puzzles

FIND THE PAINTING

The tragedy occurs on the night of an artists’ reception and causes the Director to place the building and grounds under full lockdown until the mystery is solved. All of the evening’s attendees have motives…

Can you trace the steps of the thief and solve clues to determine the perpetrator of…

The Pilfered Painting?!?!

 

Saturday, February 25th, 2016

7-10pm

$15/person  |  Ages 13-18

Prizes and Light Refreshments


Which Character is the Thief?!?

Phoebe the Photographer

Pablo the Painter

Penelope the Pianist

Vivian the Violinist

Daisy the Dancer

Dirk the Drummer

Sonny the Sculptor

Peter the Potter

Charlotte the Chef

Beau the Butler

Maxine the Maid

Nicky G. the Night Guard

Pilfered Painting in the News!

Courier-Post Pilfered Painting Article

Moorestown Sun- Pilfered Painting Article