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 through May at 10:00 am.

The series by Perkins Conservatory faculty will resume on January 3rd in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2019 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

1/3Tom Cavanagh (Guitar)

1/17Joseph Krupa (Piano) & Rachel Ellis (Cello)

2/7 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

2/21 – Diane DeLuca (Vocal) featuring Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

3/7 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano)

3/21 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

4/4 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano)

4/18 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

 

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 Hansen (Flute)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

ARTS Reaching the Students Open House

Perkins Center has been a provider of In-School Arts Residencies for over 25 years. Join us to learn more about the experiences we can offer your school and teachers.

– Meet our teaching artists.
– Learn how residencies are customized to fit school themes like cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, character values and yearlong study areas.
– See how Perkins Center can inspire educators through artist-led Professional Development sessions.

We invite school leaders, administrators, and parents to join us to connect and learn more about the programs we offer K-12 schools throughout the year.

RSVP requested. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call Allison Hunt 856.235.6488 *305 or ahunt@perkinscenter.org.

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

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.

 

 

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

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.

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.