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.

February 27:  Protest (resistance stories, surprised defiance, childhood rebellions)

March 27 : The Ripple Effect (One thing happened, then another, then another)

April 24 : Oops! (the journey of a mishap, life lessons learned from mistakes, the aura of an accident, a wrong that went right)

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.

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.