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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.

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.

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.

Lunch & Learn: Richard Bell “The Last Veterans”

 

Join us for a conversation with photographer, Richard Bell as he tell us about his book, The Last Veterans, of WWII. He will tell us about his experience working with this amazing group of people, how he found them, and his inspiration. If you would like to learn more about Richard and his book. Please visit his website  thelastveterans.com

This Lunch & Learn is part of a series of 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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Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the supportof PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.
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Lunch & Learn: Photographs & History

Lunch & Learn: Photographs & History
Entry Foyer, Philadelphia Civic Auditorium, 2005

Entry Foyer, Philadelphia Civic Auditorium, 2005

Photographs & History
Explore the role social and industrial history play in his work which includes his ongoing project, From the Mainline: a contemporary survey of the former Pennsylvania Railroad and the influence of the industrial age on the American landscape. 

 

Join photographer and educator Michael Froio to explore the role social and industrial history play in his work which includes his ongoing project, From the Mainline a contemporary survey of the former Pennsylvania Railroad. Michael’s work draws inspiration from visual media of a historical nature to inform and inspire contemporary works on subjects centered around the influence of the industrial age on the American landscape.

Through exploring both building and place within the American landscape, Michael’s work reveals an era where industry, wealth and power impacted the land. His work examines the remarkable architecture and engineering projects for the good of the people as well as the remains of a post-industrialized nation in the back lots, wooded areas and small towns throughout the Northeast region. Represented here are three major projects: The Watershed Series is some of the earliest works, exploring the impact of man on the diverse landscape of the Delaware River Watershed. The Relic series highlights prominent historic buildings in the Philadelphia region that served the public for many years and have either been lost, restored or repurposed. Finally the ongoing project From the Mainline examines the former Pennsylvania Railroad, once the largest railroad in the world. Highlighting its massive infrastructure and groundbreaking engineering accomplishments the project also considers the historic landscape it travels through.

Bluffs on Crosswicks Creek, Bordertown, New Jersey, 2004

Bluffs on Crosswicks Creek, Bordertown, New Jersey, 2004

Powelton Avenue Yards and 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009

Powelton Avenue Yards and 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009

Michael works at Drexel University in Philadelphia where he is an associate professor and facilities manager for the Photography Program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. He has received several grants and fellowships including a two-year Career Development Fellowship and Alumni Travel Grant with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists as well as a 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Michael has published articles with the National Railway Historical Society and presented lectures for the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, The Library Company of Philadelphia and various Chapters of the National Railway Historical Society.

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Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.
12:30-1:30pm
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown
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Lunch & Learn is another act of Social Artworking brought to you by PNC Arts Alive. 
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