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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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/

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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

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Taste of the Caribbean

Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion Food Tasting SocaFitness

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Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck 

[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/ikoCPn-H81M” width=”300″ height=”300″] Take a seat at the table as we discuss Becoming American. Evening includes: Viewing Tastefully South Jersey Documentary       Dinner: Cultural Fare Discussion Led by Bill Westerman What does it mean to be American? What does it mean to become American? What does it mean to break bread with your neighbor? What does your family bring to the table to make this community special?   Admission:  Bring one Family Recipe. Limited Availability. [su_button url=”https://public.perkinsarts.org/public/Events.faces” target=”blank” background=”#bfb3e4″ size=”9″ text_shadow=”0px 2px 5px #000000″]RSVP HERE[/su_button]  

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Taste of Mexico and Peru

Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America Food Demonstrations Felix Pitre Storytelling Heritage Preservation Day: A Free Community Digitization Project   Bring in family heirlooms relating to cultural foodways traditions. Aged photos, negatives, slides, handwritten recipes, heritage cookware, ancestral linens, back-dated newspaper articles and more. We will digitally preserve your memories and record your stories. You will take home a flash drive as a keepsake for generations to come. All families, all cultures are welcomed.   [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/xyb0kqR1I1s” width=”300″ height=”300″]  

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Taste of Poland and Turkey

Monique Legare International Folk Dance Performance and Workshop Food Tasting Tea-for All Demonstration Turkish Lace-making Workshop (Limited, registration required)

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Serife Ayakta: Living the American Dream While Keeping a Piece of Home

Serife Ayakta (meaning standing in honor), carries a legacy in her name from the maternal and paternal sides of her family. Her grandmother instilled in her, “Whatever happens do not lay down, get up.” Serife grew up near Istanbul,Turkey. After an earthquake killed her mother and destroyed her home and baby furniture business, her husband’s friend urged, “Go to the United States. America has big dreams for your children.” Serife explains, “My husband and I decided to come here to see if it was okay for our children’s future.” Upon their arrival they spent time with distant relatives and friends that had previously immigrated to New York City. Relocating to New Jersey in 2001 with their three children, Serife, began working at a daycare center.  She loved the babies, but when the job would not provide the opportunity for her to travel to Santa Barbara for a week with her daughter,

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