2019 Annual Perkins Board of Trustees Meeting

2019 Annual Perkins Board of Trustees Meeting

Please join Perkins Center for the Arts for the Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Historic Perkins Manor in Moorestown and will be accompanied by light refreshments.

Join us for the Executive Director’s report detailing the successes of Perkins Center during 2018-2019 year; have a chance to meet Perkins Board of Trustees; hear about new opportunities for this coming year and ask questions. This meeting is free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

FREE DeCafe House Concert with The Butterfly Storytelling

FREE DeCafe House Concert with The Butterfly Storytelling

Join us on August 23rd in Moorestown at 6:30 pm for a FREE concert with Soulport and featuring The Butterfly storytellers Dwight James
and Denise McCormack. This is the return of the DeCafe House Concert series.

The Moorestown DeCafe is a warm coffeehouse environment where great folks gather to enjoy live folk music, jazz, the blues, or world music once per month. Performers range from nationally known singer-songwriters like Michael Smith, Debbie McClatchy, and Chris Smither to talented local musicians on the verge of breaking out.

Approximately 75 guests attend each performance, providing an intimate setting for audience and performers alike. In keeping with its coffeehouse inspiration, the cost of admission includes coffee, tea, and light fare.

The paid series continues from September to March.

Concert dates:

August 23rd (**starts at 6:30 pm**) – FREE concert with Soulport and Storytelling with “The Butterfly” series themed “Rhythms of Life” with tellers Dwight James and Denise McCormack.

September 13th – Grady Hoss

October 11th – Madeline Finn

November 8th – Soulport

January 10th – Brian Betz featuring Denis DiBlasio

February 14th – April Mae and the June Bugs

March 13th – TBD

Doors open at 7:30pm and shows start at 8:15pm

A season subscription to the Moorestown DeCafe Coffeehouse Concert Series provides you with one ticket to each of the 6 concerts in the 2017-2018 season. Season subscriptions are $140. Individual tickets are $25 each (admission includes light refreshments).

Please note that a season subscriptions and individual tickets will not be printed – your name will be on the list at the door on the day of each concert.

Handcrafted 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019
Official Event Opening: 6:15-10 pm $100
Exclusive VIP Early Admission: 5-6:30 pm $25 additional

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Perkins’ Handcrafted 2019 will be the premiere arts experience in the region.

Join Perkins Center for the Arts for its 9th annual celebration of all things handcrafted on Saturday evening, May 11, 2019 at a secret Moorestown location to be unveiled that night!
FAQ’s Download

•Shuttle transport to secret, 20+ acre estate in Moorestown never before opened to public
•Docent tours of gardens, grounds and buildings, some dating back to the 1800s
•Artisanal local cuisine from Harvest Seasonal Grill, Saving Thyme, Sweet Lucy’s, paired with exclusive wine tastings of small batch imports selected for the occasion
•Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake creating delicious desserts through demonstration
•Craft beer sampling provided by Devil’s Creek Brewery, Eight & Sand Beer Co., Flying Fish Brewing Co., Lower Forge Brewery, and spirits sampling by Hewn Spirits
•Artistic demonstrations, including glass blowing, ceramics
•Live music and Bachata dance instruction with Maestro Flaco
•Auction of 1st annual Plein Air exhibition – outdoor art created in Camden & Burlington Counties
•Silent Auction with items from the Kimmel Center, the Ritz Theater, Broadway Theater, plus local restaurants, Pilates and Yoga studios
•Illustrations by renowned artist Denise Fike

Purchase your tickets today! 

All funds raised through the event support the arts and education programs and services at Perkins Center for the Arts, a 501(c)3 organization.

If you are interested in participating in Handcrafted 2019 as a sponsor, in-kind donor, volunteer, or to learn more about the event, please contact Kelly Gannon, Manager of Marketing & Events at kgannon@perkinscenter.org or 856-235-6488 ext. 316.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

2019 Participating Artisan Food & Beverage Companies:

Chef Bennett of Classic Cakes | Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar | Saving Thyme Catering | Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse | Hewn Spirits | Devils Creek Brewery | Flying Fish Brewing Co. | Lower Forge Brewery | Eight & Sand Beer Co. | Origin Almond

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Holman Automotive Group | Horizon Foundation for New Jersey | PNC Arts Alive | Miller Subaru | Bayada Home Health Care | Garrison Architects | Kitchen & Associates | Tickner Wealth Advisors of Janny Montgomery Scott | Republic Bank | CareKinesis

Conversation on Culture – Asian Art

Jensen Cheng will present on his role as a teacher of Asian Culture & Arts and will show examples of Chinese brush painting, ceramics, and origami. Jenson teaches classes for adults and children throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Perkins is pleased to offer his Bamboo Brush Painting and Asian Arts for Kids classes this spring.

The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

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.

Members & Faculty Exhibition

This annual exhibition in Moorestown 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.

Delivery of Work: April 15 – 26, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 | 1 – 3pm

Exhibition Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm | Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 4pm

PROSPECTUS SUBMIT WORK

 

Plein Air Competition & Exhibition

Perkins Center for the Arts announces our 1st Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition at our annual Handcrafted 2019 fundraiser, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

The 2019 competition begins for participating artists one week prior to the event on May 4 – May 9, 2019. The finished works of art must be turned in by 11:00 a.m. that morning to the event site. Handcrafted will begin at 5:00 p.m. and award winners will be announced at the evening reception. Artists will receive a ticket to the event.

PROSPECTUS SUBMIT WORK

 

Directions to Possible Sites to Paint:

Smithville Mansion

Riverton Yacht Club

Croft Farm

Taylors Lane

Delair RR

Conversations on Culture – Tai Chi & Qi Gong 

We invite you to come and experience the benefits of learning to practice of Tai Chi & Qi Gong with Ray Blume, LMFT, Tai Chi / Qi Gong Instructor.

About Tai Chi & Qi Gong:

Qi Gong: Not Just Exercise, but a Recipe for Balancing Ones Life

Qi Gong aids in balancing your internal life with your external life. Moving slowly, in a controlled way activates the Qi (bio-electric energy) through the body to promote healing. Because the movements are done slowly, without tension in the body, the circulation improves which aids in the healing process. It takes energy to go slowly in a controlled way and Qi Gong is considered to be a moving meditation, The practice of Qi Gong is the cultivation of the Qi energy in the body and the exchange of Qi with the environment and is accomplished through mindful awareness of body sensations and breath as one moves slowly in a controlled way without tension in the body.

Tai Chi is a martial art form done the same way as Qi Gong and is not just exercise. It develops self-awareness, self-acceptance and self –assertion through the flow of continuous movement. Both Tai Chi and Qi Gong IMPROVES COORDIANTION, HARMONY AND UNDERSTANDING and allows you to enjoy the freedom of experiencing the merging of the mind and body through the “felt sense.”

Qi Gong and Tai Chi have many health benefits, and is recommended for treatment of hyper-tension, arthritis, heart attack recovery, back pain, Parkinson’s, Shingles, Asthma, Diabetes, Anxiety, and Depression, and Fibromyalgia, just to name a few.

Ray is a certified Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor with the American Tai Chi Association and is teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong at the William Rorher Center for Health and Fitness in Voorhees, and at the Virtua certified medical gyms in Moorestown and Washington Township since 2008, and the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill.  He is also instructs special needs young adults at the TOPS program in Cherry Hill in  Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

Conversations on Culture – The Art of Pinhole Photography

As part of Perkins’ current exhibition, Photography38, photographer Sharon Harris will give a lecture describing the process of pinhole photography and how she uses it to create one-of kind, atmospheric photos. In addition to the lecture, Sharon will show her collection of handmade tin cameras.

Sharon Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Camden NJ. Her work can be found In several public collections including The Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University Camden Campus, The University of Medicine and Dentistry, Camden, NJ and The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Haddon Twp., NJ. She has exhibited and won awards at the Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo, NY, The Curious Camera,  Artseye Gallery, AZ, New York Center For Photographic Art, NY, The Darkroom Gallery, VT, and LightBox Photographic Gallery, OR. Publications include the German publication Kwerfeldein, SHOTS magazine issue 138, Photo pace Gallery ’s Myths Legends and Dreams, Plates to Pixel’s Lenzless, and Krappy Kamera X1 and X11. She continues to photograph, lecture and hold workshops throughout the Philadelphia area. If you would like to learn more about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonharrisphotography.com.

The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

Photography 38

Perkins Center for the Arts’ 38th Annual Photography Exhibition exemplifies the best and most innovative work by photographers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

2019 Juror
Paul Cava is a photo-based artist who is known for his sensual and emotionally driven collage work. Concentrating on the figure, Cava’s work speaks to the most intrinsic of human concerns. Paul Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works from 1976 to the present in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and his work has been collected by a broad range of private and public institutions, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 2, 2019: 1 – 4 pm
Awards Ceremony: 2pm

Juror’s Awards Totaling $1200
Four artists will be selected by the exhibition’s juror for best in show, 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mention.

Museum Purchase Award
One photo in the exhibition will be selected by Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection. The maximum payment to the artist for the Museum Purchase Award (funded by Perkins Center) is $600.

Perkins Curators Award
Three artists will be invited by Perkins Center’s curators for inclusion in a future exhibition at our Collingswood Gallery in 2020.

Moorestown Gallery Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

 

List of Photography 38 Winners:

1st Place – Linda Hollinger, Silhouettes

2nd Place – Howard Brunner, 2015-6629  

3rd Place – Yeo Kim, Neo-vanitas #13

Honorable Mention – Jason Varney, Painter, Jamie Wyeth

Juror’s Mention – Richard Boutwell, White House Ruin, Canyon de Chelley, Arizona, 2017

Juror’s Mention – Jacqueline Blizzard, Raw Beauty

 

List of Artists Accepted into Photography 38:

Amanda Abramson, Girls, Ocean City, New Jersey

Dennis Abriola, On a Morning Walk

Jim Amon, Tree, Vine, Wire

Chris Andricola, Who Made the Cake

Chuck Badia, Paging Norman Rockwell                            

Amy Becker, Ladders  |  Phone Prints  Newark Library

Richard Bell, Studebaker  Navajo Code Talker

Jacqueline Blizzard, Raw Beauty

Sarah Bloom, A Part of Things

Joel Blum, Dance Malapaso

Richard Boutwell, White House Ruin, Canyon de Chelley, Arizona, 2017

Elena Bouvier, Domestically Wild

Art Brenner, A Room at the Top, Havana Sarah Bloom A Part of Things  |  Waiting for PiPO, Havana 2018

Howard Brunner, 2015-6629  |  2016-0227

Dave Burwell, Dancing In Light  |  Prelude  |  Invitation

Amanda Czerniawski, Frisbee

Robert Damato, Nor’easter #4

Lene Dronen, Blue

Diane Emerson, Enveloped

Joseph Gilchrist, Sunrise, Zabriskie Point  |  Mono Lake

Barry Good, Near the Tower

Sharon Harris, Local Haunt #2

Linda Hollinger, Girl With Doll  |  La Abuela  |  Silhouettes

H. Jennings, Conversation At Newport Jazz Festival  |  Amiri Baraka At Dodge

Edward Keer, Market

Scott Kern, Elvis in Odell

Yeo Kim, Neo-vanitas #11  |  Neo-vanitas #12  |  Neo-vanitas #13

Wayne Klaw, Piper PA-20

Susan LaPierre, The Obscuring Mist

Julia Lehman, Octopus Dancer

Leah Macdonald, Twisted Steps

Roger Matsumoto, (8-3) Orion  |  (10-52) Calla

Erin Nowak, Bath I  |  Bath II

Maria Papadopoulos, Come Down To the Basement – II  |  Come Down To the Basement – I

Jay Pastelak, From the Book, Window Light

Elvira Peretsman, Magic Of Reflections

Bennett Povlow, Bethlehem Mondrian #1 & # 2

Jay Roth, Untitled

Leonard Smiley, Cape May Changing Rooms

John Stritzinger, They Come At Sunset

Jason Varney, Painter, Jamie Wyeth

Barbara Warren, Untitled

Julian Weitzenfeld, Catania Statue  |  View from Taormina

Joan Wheeler, Klotz Throwing Company I

 

PROSPECTUS SUBMIT WORK

 

Conversations on Culture – The Last Veterans

Join us for a conversation with photographer, Richard Bell as he tells us about his book, The Last Veterans of WWII. Bell will discuss 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: www.richardbellphoto.com and www.thelastveterans.com
 
Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life.
 
Appealing to the families of soldiers, academics, history buffs, and veterans of other wars, this collection is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and diversity of a collective American effort.
 
A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in Journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched his major from Biology to Journalism. Jobs at two large metropolitan daily papers followed: The St. Petersburg Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the Inquirer Richard moved from Staff Photojournalist to Photo Editor where he was awarded the ‘Newspaper photo editor of the year’ award from ’Pictures of the year’ competition (POY). More
 
Leaving the newspaper business Richard started his own commercial photography business, ‘The Bing Group’, which produced print advertising for business uses. Concurrently he was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching documentary photography. Richard is currently working on fine art and book projects at his studio in Medford, NJ.
 
The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.
 
This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.