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!

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The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

Storytelling, Performance Poetry and Spoken Word in the Oral Tradition 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 from 7:00-8:30 pm. 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 by the 1st Tuesday of the Month. Call for Featured tellers for the Following Themes: 2019 Schedule: March 26: Herstory April 23: Love Me, Love Me Not May 28: Lessons from the Little Ones June 25: Inspired Curiosity July 23: First Time

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Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) 5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) 5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day

An Invitation from the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians: One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) voluntarily organize and donate a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area.  This year, join us September 23rd for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of appreciation to the Philadelphia area community. We’ll perform in 32 different venues throughout the day, including schools, churches, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations. We hope to reach as many of our neighbors as possible with these up close and personal musical experiences, so that we can spread the joy and sense of meaning that music can bring to our lives. Come enjoy the music and get to know us! For a complete listing of events ,please visit  www.pomusicians.org  or  Facebook.com/POMusicians.

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Surroundings

Surroundings

Featuring the works of: MICHAEL SCHWEIGART  |  MATTHEW GREEN  |  MICHAEL SCOTKO Perkins Center for the Arts Collingswood presents Surroundings a curated exhibition  of three very talented artists working in landscape in oil, and pastel on paper . Our fall exhibition at the Perkins Collingswood Gallery is always an exciting time to see  the gifted artists that flourish in our region. This year is no exception featuring three artists, Michael Scotko and Michael Schweigart from New Jersey and Matt Green from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All arelandscape painters with distinctly unique visions. Michael Schweigart, Michael Schweigart’s inspiration comes from taking the road less traveled whenever possible with his focus on what characterizes a region. Scenes of coastal Maine and parts of eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey make up the bulk of his work. Schweigart combines technique and medium to create paintings that depict bucolic landscapes and seascapes. “Like many I have a

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Pottery Seconds Sale

Pottery Seconds Sale

Our Pottery Seconds Sale consists of handmade pottery that is donated by students, teachers and pottery associates and sold at discounted prices at the Collingswood Farmers Market. Prices range from $1 to $40. Proceeds from the sale go towards securing new equipment for the Perkins Center pottery studios.

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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

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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.   Directions to Possible Sites to Paint: Smithville Mansion Riverton Yacht Club Croft Farm Taylors Lane Delair RR

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Photography 37 Awards Exhibition

Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography John Clarke Annarita Gentile Aubrey J. Kauffman   Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 6-9 PM Perkins Center for the Arts 30 Irvin Avenue | Collingswoood, NJ     About the Artists: John Clarke’s interest in photography developed while he was an architectural student at Cooper Union in the late 1960s. The Cooper students were generally, very talented, poor, living in rundown lofts on the lower east side and struggling to find their way into the design world. The first year architectural students took all their classes with the art students, so they got a great introduction to freehand drawing, two and three dimensional design. At the suggestion of one of his design professors, John bought a used Nikon and began to shoot black and white film around New York City. Slowly photography began to be part of John’s architectural presentations. After receiving

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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

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