Members & Faculty Exhibition

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This annual exhibition 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.

 

Artists Reception: Sunday, May 6th  1-3pm

Delivery of Work: 

Week of April 15th -23rd

Pick up work:

Sunday, June 17th  12- 4pm

Monday, June 18th 10am – 3pm

Members faculty Prospectus 2018

Submission :
1.) Login into your account or create a new account.
2.) “Set up Artist Account” button to the right,
3.) “Click here to enter” button.
4.) Enter all the information about your artwork,
5.) Upload pictures of your work. ( if you want)

 

Submit Your Work

 

Questions? Please give us a call at 856-235-6488

 

Exhibition Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Vinyl Comes Alive at Collingswood Green Festival

Perkins Center for Arts house band, Vinyl Comes Alive, will perform a concert featuring many of the greatest songs from the Motown era, as well as artists and bands that popularized the Stax and Atlantic Records sound.  Songs by artists such as Wilson Picket, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Charles Bradley and many others will be presented for your listening pleasure.

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.

 

May 22:  Magic and Miracles (blessings of the unknown, cultural magicians, saving grace)

June 26:  Sink or Swim (beach stories, new adventures, stepping out with courage)

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.

Lunch & Learn: Lynne Schill & Kimberly Bunn- Nipper Dogs, RCA and Moorestown

Do you wonder why there are nipper dog statues in Moorestown? Join us as Lynne Schill and Kimberly Bunn unpack the history of the nipper dog.

 

 

This Lunch & Learn is part of a series of  FREE conversations featuring culturally focused lectures designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey. Bring your lunch to Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for a free cultural conversation. 

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Heritage Preservation Days

Heritage Preservation Days is a digitization project that provides the opportunity to preserve family heritage through digitization.

Join Perkins Center at Burlington County Library! 

Community members are welcome to bring in family heirlooms that relate to foodways and cultural food traditions such as, aged photographs, negatives, heirloom cooking instruments, handwritten recipes, handcrafted pottery, back-dated news articles, traditional herbal remedies, heritage farming and gardening tools, passed-down cook books, ancestral holiday linens and artwork.

There will also be a Sharing Station, where participants can tell stories associated with their treasures. Participants may also choose to have the stories recorded in the Oral History Booth.

Attendees will be gifted a high-quality digital copy of their artifacts and stories as family keepsakes to pass down to next generations. The photographs will be scanned, the artifacts will be photographed, and the stories will be recorded by audio. Each entry will be documented by metadata.

We anticipate the collections to be housed on the NJ Digital Highway, once it is established. Some will be shared on Perkins’ and funders’ websites. With permissions of the owners, selected items will be showcased at the Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition that will be held in Collingswood July through August. 

This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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.

March 27 : Green (Irish yarns, tales of money, stories of naïveté, The Eagles, environment stories )

April 24: OOPS!

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.

Heritage Preservation Days

Heritage Preservation Days is a digitization project that provides the opportunity to preserve family heritage through digitization.

Join Perkins Center at GCLS Glassboro Public Library! 

 

 

 

Community members are welcome to bring in family heirlooms that relate to foodways and cultural food traditions such as, aged photographs, negatives, heirloom cooking instruments, handwritten recipes, handcrafted pottery, back-dated news articles, traditional herbal remedies, heritage farming and gardening tools, passed-down cook books, ancestral holiday linens and artwork.

There will also be a Sharing Station, where participants can tell stories associated with their treasures. Participants may also choose to have the stories recorded in the Oral History Booth.

Attendees will be gifted a high-quality digital copy of their artifacts and stories as family keepsakes to pass down to next generations. The photographs will be scanned, the artifacts will be photographed, and the stories will be recorded by audio. Each entry will be documented by metadata.

We anticipate the collections to be housed on the NJ Digital Highway, once it is established. Some will be shared on Perkins’ and funders’ websites. With permissions of the owners, selected items will be showcased at the Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition that will be held in Collingswood July through August. 

This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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.

Coffee & Classics: A Series of FREE Morning Musical Presentations

New this year at Perkins Center, Moorestown!

 

Take your morning coffee break with us during our monthly classical music series. Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month November – May at 10am.

18’ Schedule

March 7th – Frank James Staneck

April 4th – Ray Landers

May 2nd – Irina Nenartovich

 

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.

Birthday Fiesta

Celebrate Perkins Center’s 40th year at a birthday dinner with our friends at Tortilla Press Cantina in Merchantville. In addition to delicious, locally-crafted food, the event will include chances to win prizes, raffles and more. Tortilla Press Cantina will also extend their happy hour bar prices throughout the evening.

 

Advanced tickets required, RSVP by calling 856.235.6488 before February 23. Because this event is a fundraiser, tickets are non-refundable. Choose from three different guest seatings: 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm or 7:00 pm.

A children’s menu, gluten free and vegan options will be available.

 

Appetizers
Chips, assorted salsas, black bean dip

First Course
(choose one)
Chicken Tortilla Soup (GF) or
Mexican Chopped Salad (GF) or
Cheesesteak Empanada

Entrée
(choose one)
Carne Asada
Wth rajas, queso frsco and garlic chile butter. Served with Mexican red rice and black beans. (GF)

Coconut Habanero Shrimp
Served with chipotle mashed potatoes and garlic green beans (GF)

Chicken Milanase
Sauteed tender breast of chicken with citrus butter, caper sauce. Served with poblano spinach rice and garlic green beans.

Garlic Braised Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Warm corn tortillas topped with cherry habanero vinaigrette, jicama and julienned cabbage. Served with poblano spinach rice and black beans (Vegan)

Dessert
(choose one)
Coconut Flan (GF)
Key Lime Pie
Cheesecake with cajeta and chocolate

Beverages
Hot coffee, hot tea, fountain sodas
(Cash bar will be available with happy hour pricing throughout the evening)

 

Call 856.235.6488 to RSVP today