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.

Small Works

 

Enjoy a selection of carefully curated, handcrafted and locally produced fine art & craft at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown.

This show and sale features affordable and original work by local artists and artisans in fine art, jewelry, wearable art, fiber, pottery, decorative arts, and more, just in time for holiday gift giving.

Opening Reception:  Sunday, December 2 at 1:00pm.

Gallery Hours:
Mon. – Fri.  10am – 2pm
Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

CANDLES
PEEJ CARROLL
STACEY FISH

FINE ART
COLLEEN HAMMOND
RICHARD HOFFMAN
JUDY KARTEN
AMANDA KLINGER
CHRISTOPHER LANDS
BOB MINNICK
MARK NATALE

JEWELRY

ANITA DIPIETRO
ALLISON HUNT
STACEY KENNEALY
ELEANOR KENNELL
ASHLEY MCALISTER
LISA SOLEY

OLIVE OIL & SOAPS
MATINA LAGAKOS

ORNAMENTS
KATHERINE CHEETHAM
SAMANTHA SALAZAR

POTTERY
MEG BIDDLE
AMY BLOCK
KATHY CASPER
CANDACE COLEMAN
LAURA DELLA FRANCO
DAVID GAMBER
JOANNE MCMANUS
NANCY REESE
PAUL SERENA
LINDA SHUSTERMAN
NAIMAH STITH
BEVERLY THOMAS
ALAN  WILLOUGHBY    

WEARABLES
GRETCHEN HULSE
JENNIFER TALARICO
ANNA TUMAS

WOOD CARVING
PHILIP HAUSER

 

8th Annual Empty Bowls

Join us for our 8th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser at our Collingswood location on Saturday, December 1st  from 12 to 3pm. 100% of the proceeds will be divided evenly between the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Perkins Center for the Arts Scholarship Fund.

Empty Bowls is an international program that engages participating artists to create and donate handmade bowls in which a simple meal is served to a gathering of caring community patrons. In exchange for the meal (and the hand-made bowl), guests contribute a minimum donation of $15.00.

Empty Bowls Press Release

Participating Restaurants:

Abandoned Luncheonette – Moorestown, NJ

Denim American Bistro – Cherry Hill, NJ

El Sitio Grill & Café – Collingswood, NJ

Espressit Coffee Shop – Haddon Township, NJ

Keg & Kitchen – Haddon Township, NJ

The Kibitz Room – Cherry Hill, NJ

Legacy Diner – Audubon, NJ

The Pop Shop – Collingswood, NJ

Short Hills Deli – Cherry Hill, NJ

The Square Meal – Oaklyn, NJ

Tortilla Press – Collingswood, NJ

Tres Yan & Wu – Mt. Laurel, NJ

Sponsored by Wawa, Liberty Bell Bank, and Pazienza & Softly Business Ventures, LLC.

 

 

 

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. This series will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in our Living Room Gallery.

2019 Art Discovery Days Schedule:

1/24 – Coloring the Northern Lights

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.

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

CANCELLED 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 18

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/

Le Paysage

Featuring the works of:

GLENN HARREN  |  KAREN TERRY  |  TERRI FRASER

Meet The Artists Reception:
Saturday, October 13  |  6 –9PM

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  10AM – 2PM
Saturdays  |  10AM – 2PM

Conversations on Culture

Join us at Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am through 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 be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2019 Conversations on Culture Schedule:

1/10 – Richard Bell, The Last Veterans

2/14 – Sharon Harris, The Art of Pinhole Photography

3/14 – Ray Blume, Tai Chi & Qi Gong 

4/11 – To be determined

5/9 – Jenson Cheng, Asian Arts

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