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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Free Thursdays

Join us for free arts and cultural programming every Thursday from October through May at 10:00am.

Coffee & Classics: (Every 1st & 3rd Thursday) A series of musical performances by Perkins Conservatory faculty members.

Conversations on Culture: (Every 2nd Thursday) A series of culturally focused conversations designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey.

Art Discovery Arts: (Every 4th Thursday) Art based programs designed for toddlers and PreK children and their grown-ups.

Each of these programs are free and open to the public thanks to the support of PNC Arts Alive.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Lunch & Learn : Roses from the Forest to the Garden

 

 Join us for lunch on Valentine’s Day. Drew Lehrian is coming to talk with us about the roses in our gardens, and identify native roses that can be seen in South Jersey.

Drew Lehrian is the Head Gardener for the Barnes Foundation, overseeing the Arboretum Department.  He is responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the living collection and has been working for the Foundation since May of 2010.  He is a 2009 Graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture, where he majored in Landscape Horticulture and minored in Agribusiness.

Prior to his work for the Barnes Foundation, Drew was a Research Assistant at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) which is a part of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.  The OPGC’s primary role is to conserve and develop germplasm of value for the Floriculture and Nursery Industry.  They currently hold over 3,200 accessions.  Drew also worked for the Ohio Seed Improvement Association, Mason City Schools, Kings Island Amusement Park, and Longwood Gardens.

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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Lunch & Learn: Richard Bell “The Last Veterans”

 

Join us for a conversation with photographer, Richard Bell as he tell us about his book, The Last Veterans, of WWII. He will tell us about 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 his website  thelastveterans.com

This Lunch & Learn is part of a series of 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. 

learn more

Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the supportof PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.
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Lunch & Learn: FIRST Robotics: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

Lunch & Learn: FIRST Robotics: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

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The Combustible Lemons are a FIRST Robotics team from Moorestown High School.  Now in its 4th year, the team is tasked each year with building a robot against specific criteria to compete in tournaments against other teams around the world.  Since their conception, the Lemons have successfully qualified for district championships in each of their 3 years and have consistently won the Imagery Award for team and robot aesthetics in at least one tournament each year.

 

With almost 60 students in grades 9-12, the team is broken up into mechanical, electrical, and software build teams, along with project management, business, marketing, and outreach departments.  Like all FRC Teams, the Combustible Lemons are actively involved with their local community, hosting STEM-inspired events for children in the area.  They are actively supported by a number of local engineering companies such as Lockheed Martin, OPEX Corporation, and ASRC Federal Mission Solutions, with a variety of professional volunteers committing their time to help teach and train the students.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.mhsfirst.org.