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Annual Open Media Juried Exhibition 2018

Perkins Center, Moorestown Gallery

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 7, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Juror: Bill Scott
Bill Scott is an American painter known for his vivid abstractions. The artist lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. His works are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is represented by HollisTaggart Galleries New York.

Awards Totaling $1100
1st Place $400
2nd Place $350
Third Place $250
Honorable Mention $100
Entry Fee: $10 / entry / each artist may enter 3 works

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PROSPECTUS

Taste of the Caribbean

  • Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop
  • Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion
  • Food Tasting
  • SocaFitness

Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck 

Take a seat at the table as we discuss Becoming American.

Evening includes:

Viewing Tastefully South Jersey Documentary      

Dinner: Cultural Fare

Discussion Led by Bill Westerman

  • What does it mean to be American?
  • What does it mean to become American?
  • What does it mean to break bread with your neighbor?
  • What does your family bring to the table to make this community special?

 

Admission:  Bring one Family Recipe.

Limited Availability.

RSVP HERE

 

Taste of Mexico and Peru

  • Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America
  • Food Demonstrations
  • Felix Pitre Storytelling
  • Heritage Preservation Day: A Free Community Digitization Project

 

Bring in family heirlooms relating to cultural foodways traditions. Aged photos, negatives, slides, handwritten recipes, heritage cookware, ancestral linens, back-dated newspaper articles and more.

We will digitally preserve your memories and record your stories. You will take home a flash drive as a keepsake for generations to come. All families, all cultures are welcomed.

 

 

Taste of Poland and Turkey

  • Monique Legare International Folk Dance Performance and Workshop
  • Food Tasting
  • Tea-for All Demonstration
  • Turkish Lace-making Workshop (Limited, registration required)

Serife Ayakta: Living the American Dream While Keeping a Piece of Home

Serife Ayakta (meaning standing in honor), carries a legacy in her name from the maternal and paternal sides of her family. Her grandmother instilled in her, “Whatever happens do not lay down, get up.”

Serife grew up near Istanbul,Turkey. After an earthquake killed her mother and destroyed her home and baby furniture business, her husband’s friend urged, “Go to the United States. America has big dreams for your children.” Serife explains, “My husband and I decided to come here to see if it was okay for our children’s future.” Upon their arrival they spent time with distant relatives and friends that had previously immigrated to New York City.

Relocating to New Jersey in 2001 with their three children, Serife, began working at a daycare center.  She loved the babies, but when the job would not provide the opportunity for her to travel to Santa Barbara for a week with her daughter, Serfie said, “I love the children, but I love my children too!”  Her strong sense of motherhood and family values led to the decision to quit her job.

Now having an abundance of time, Serife spent more hours in the kitchen cooking Turkish food that she could find in America, but wasn’t nearly as delicious as the traditional food she enjoyed in her home country. Turkish-Americans got wind of Serife’s home cooking and offered to buy her Turkish cuisine. Serife’s most popular dish, manti, consisted of small dumplings that she distinctly shaped into stars. She filled the signature dish with beef, or spinach and feta cheese or mushrooms. Realizing that her small operation could become something greater, Serife called the owners of several Turkish restaurants in New York.  They were more than happy to buy her manti.

Needing a larger space to grow her business, Serife rented a storefront in Delran where a “small Turkish village” exists. Serife said, “A lot of Turkish women at that time didn’t have a car and could not speak English.   I wanted to give them the opportunity to get out of the house and come to work. My mother always taught me to help others.” Together, the women worked to uphold the tradition of Turkish cooking in America while sharing memories and stories from their native land and new home in America.   It wasn’t long before the business expanded from shipping the manti to customers into a restaurant of its own. Star Manti is named after the dish that fostered the success of the business.   Other dishes are titled after different cities from Serife’s childhood and life experiences in Turkey, such as, “Gorali, that’s named after where I went to high school.  After school we would eat hot dogs and Turkish potato salad at my favorite restaurant.” Serife’s pride lights up the entire space at Star Manti when she shares her story and talks about her children’s college successes, careers, family life and their desire to carry forth Turkish traditions.  She affirms, “We did a good job because we came here and we started the new life.”

The napkin notes of gratitude shared on the walls at Star Manti tell even more of Serife’s story.  Come meet Serife and experience her exquisite cuisine this Saturday, July 28 at Taste of Poland and Turkey 10:00- 2:00 p.m., 30 Irvin Avenue at the Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition.  

The exhibit  is an exploration into folk art and culture through the lens of food traditions in New Jersey and features cultural artisans, fine artists and artifacts centered around foodways such as recipes, cookbooks, paintings, photographs and integrated with food tasting, dance, music, and storytelling performances. The event is free and open to the public.

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Taste of West Africa and African-American Soul

  • 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)

Tastefully South Jersey Opening Reception

  • Interpretive Tour of Exhibit
  • Tastefully South Jersey Presentation
  • Food Tasting

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

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

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