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Becoming American – Program Six

Program Six: Immigration and Popular Culture

The Search for General Tso

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Part immigration history and part culinary exploration, this upbeat documentary uses the Americanized dish, General Tso’s Chicken, as an overview of a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation to American pop culture. The filmmakers create a journey through the Chinese American experience starting with the Gold Rush, followed by the building of the railroads to the age of Panda Express. On-air historians, chefs, writers, and cultural enthusiasts provide accounts of the history of Chinese migration to America; the discriminatory 1880s Chinese Exclusion Act that forced emigrants out of the labor market and into small business ownership. This exploration provides insight into Chinese American community organizations and life here in America.

This important collaboration, made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System, will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts 856 235 6488.

This program is free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by:  Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

Becoming American – Program Five

Program Five: Family and Community

My American Girls

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The documentary, My American Girls, explores how family ties and community institutions play an essential role in families successfully migrating and adapting to American life. Domincian born parents, attached to their homeland, work ethics and culture, struggle with their Americanized daughters and the rewards they seek ( and costs they pay) as the daughters pursue the American dream.

This important collaboration, made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities:Exploring the Human Endeavor, the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System, will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts 856 235 6488.

All programs are free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by:  Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

Becoming American – Program Four

Program Four: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

From the very first American settlers, we have been a country founded and built by immigrants. Most immigrants come to America looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Part four in this series is centered around, Destination America’s “The Golden Door” episode. A carefully told story of the milliions of Mexicans who illegally cross the border into America every year. The journey is a dangerous one, but, usually their best possible opportunity for economic survival. Witness an overview of 350 years of American history, and the migration of Mexican, Norwegian and Irish immigrants and their impact on the country we know today.

This important collaboration, made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities:Exploring the Human Endeavor, the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System, will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts 856 235 6488.

All programs are free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by:  Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

Pumpkin Party & Parade

Join us for a FREE, after school, family-friendly Halloween Party & Parade.
 
The festivities will be held on Evergreen Lawn at Perkins Center for the Arts on Kings Highway/Main Street, Moorestown. Wear your costume and march in our parade, play games, create a piece of art, snap a spookie selfie in our photo booth, and enjoy seasonal refreshments.
  • Costume Parade will begin at 4:00pm
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Rain date: Monday, October 29

Parent & Child Art Discovery Days

New at Perkins! Parent and Child Art Discovery Days will feature free art based programs designed for children and their caregivers.

2018 Art Discovery Days Schedule:

10/25 – Autumn Gelli Printing

11/29 – Amazing Owls

This series is FREE and open to the public.

Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the support of PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

 

 

 

 

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.

The Butterfly has been cancelled for Tuesday, September 25th. We are sending out a Call for Tellers for future events:

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

October: Travels, Travails and Triumphs (traveling stories, vacations, outside the US)
Deadline for Submission: October 8
Notification to Tellers: October 10
Rehearsal: October 16
Concert Performance: October 23

November: You’ve Got to Know This (history, relationships, values that must be shared)
Deadline for Submission: November 8
Notification to Tellers: November 10
Rehearsal: November 20
Concert Performance: November 27

December: Holiday Faux Pas (surviving the holidays, that special aunt, uncle, cousin or gift, humorous celebrations)
Deadline for Submission: December 2
Notification to Tellers: December 7
Rehearsal: December 10
Concert Performance: December 17

Be encouraged to indulge your creativity around the theme.

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

Glassworking Demonstration

GLASS comes to Collingswood!

As part of a grant from the Cultural and Heritage Commission, glass artists David Graeber and Paul Stankard will give a demonstration on artfully working with molten glass, the tools, and flame. Please join us in Collingswood on the 13th and prepare to be amazed by the transcendent nature of glass!

David will be offering three glass workshops through Perkins Center this fall. Demonstration attendees will be able to register on-site during the event.

You can learn more about David and Paul here:
https://graeberartglass.com/
http://www.paulstankard.com/

Conversations on Culture

Join us at Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Thursday of each month, October 2018 – May 2019, for a free cultural conversation. This series of conversations will feature culturally focused lectures designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey.

The series will premiere on October 1th in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

 

2018 Conversations on Culture Schedule:

10/11 – Queen Nur, Becoming American

11/8 – Faleeha Hassan, On Iraqi Culture

 

This series is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the support of PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

 

2018 Fall Annual Juried Exhibition

Open Reception: Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 
This year’s juror is Bill Scott, 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

PROSPECTUS

 

Below is the list of those accepted into this year’s exhibition selected by juror Bill Scott.

Kassem Amoudi
White With A Past 5, Acrylic

Bobbie Adams
Rapture, Monotype

Phyllis Anderson
Sky Snow Rocks Reflection, Acrylic

Michael Anthony
Centerton Twilight

Arlene Arons
Channeling Kline, Acrylic

Robert Bender
Kirby”s Mill, Oil

Beverly Benson
Symphonic Stream, Acrylic

Amy Block
Ageing Gracefully, Clay

Eileen Caporaso
Purple Haze, Oil on Canvas

Sean Carney
A Joyful Stroll

Joy Carter
Fetch, Acrylic

Allan Christianson
Lot Line, Acrylic

Lydia Congiu
Fresh from the Farm, Colored Pencil

Laura Della Franco
Under the Sea, Pottery

Mary DeMarco
Tree #1, Collograph

Janet Devry
Moon on Mountain, Mixed Media

Charles Emlen
Affinity, Oil on Canvas

Ruth Formica
Late Wednesday, Acrylic on Canvas

Laura Della Franco
Celestial, Pottery

Donna Douglass
Pipe Dreams

Thomas Gaines
Rock 186: Black Amethyst, Oil on Board

Rebecca Giles
Strawberry Plant on a Stool, Oil on Canvas

Jenny Graham-Hougah
High Seas Navigator, Acrylic

Jenny Graham-Hougah
My Shining Moment, Acrylic

Helen Green
Todd, Pastel

Lise Grossman
November Afternoon – Hamilton, Water Color Giclee Print

Francesca Giannelli
Allegria, Mixed Media

Susan Gilli
Ice Fishing, Mixed Media

Colleen Hammond
Outbreak, Mixed Media

Richard Hoffman
Barn Along Towpath, Water Color

Helen Karol
Tide Gates, Acrylic

R.L. Kieffer
Snow Day, Oil on Board

Diane Lachman
Journey, Oil on Board

Alan Lankin
Flânerie, Acrylic

Katy Lin
Inner Landscape, Oil on Paper

Lisa Matera
Transparency & Distortion, Oil on Canvas

Deborah Marris
A Far Cry, Oil on Canvas

Paul McAllister
Young Mourning Doves

Peter Meadowsong
Selfie – Women’s March, Philadelphia, Watercolor

Chloe McEldowney
Flesh, Foil, Flora, Oil on Board

Joseph McAleer
Arabesque II, Acrylic

Joyce Millman
Thouron, Oil on Board

Bob Minnick
Self-portrait, Oil on Canvas

Bob Minnick
Letting Go, Oil on Canvas

Bob Minnick
Moonlight in the train yard, Oil on Canvas

Mark Natale
Golumpki Dinner, Oil on Canvas

Chau Nguyen
Garden, Pastel

Chau Nguyen
Tiki, Pastel

Maria Papadopoulos
Lexi and Laila, Oil on Board

Sally Paris
Fall Beauty, Oil on Canvas

Benjamin Passione
To the Bridge, Oil on Canvas

Benjamin Passione
Cyclops, Oil on Canvas

Carol Plimpton
Ir, Oil on Canvas

Gene Renzi
Peaches, Watercolor

Stephanie Rogers
Colors of Midnight, Acrylic on Wood Panel

Stephanie Rogers
Home Alone, Acrylic on Wood Panel

Sheri Roseman
Urbain des Champ, Oil

Joellyn Ross
Painting Myself into a Corner, Acrylic

Nathan Rutkowski
Woman on beach with palm tree, Mixed Media

Bill Schnug
Caldera, Mixed Media

Missy Schwartz
Hydrangea Explosion, Mixed Media

Rebecca Schultz
Fjadrargljufur Three, Acrylic

Diane Spellman
Movements of Color at the Beach, Pastel

Ira Stark
Thompson’s Row

Tucker Stouch
Running Free, Acrylic

Judy Terrivel
Baixa, Oil on Canvas

Karen Terry
A Fox at Night, Acrylic

Donna Thomas
Gray Scale, Acrylic

Mickayel Thurin
Revisited Portrait of a Young Man, Mixed Media

William Timmins
A Room With a View (Not Gone, but Forgotten)

Joshua Toritto
“Philly Special”, Oil on Board

Eric Toscano
Untitled (aka Backpackers), Collage

John Turner
Tuscan TerraCotta, Oil

Ted Warchal
Dragonfly

Michael Wick
Roller Coaster Seaside Heights, Watercolor

Zina Umyn
Lost, Acrylic

DJ Whitley
Bird in Hand, Mixed Media

 

Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Coffee & Classics

A Series of FREE Morning Musical Presentations

Take your morning coffee break with us during our twice monthly classical music series. Join us two Thursdays per month from October through May at 10:00 am.

The series by Perkins Conservatory faculty will premiere on October 4th in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2018 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

10/4 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

10/18 – Ray Landers (Piano)

11/1 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

11/15 – Diane Deluca (Voice)

12/6 – Frank James Staneck (Piano)

12/13 – Chris and Kaj Hansen (Flute and Woodwinds)

This series is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the support of PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

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Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856.235.6488
Toll Free: 800.387.5226
Fax: 856.235.6624
create@perkinscenter.org

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30 Irvin Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
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