Handcrafted 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019 Official Event Opening: 6:15-10 pm $100 Exclusive VIP Early Admission: 5-6:30 pm $25 additional [su_button url=”https://public.perkinsarts.org/public/EventGroup.faces?key=HC2019″ target=”blank” background=”#bfb3e4″ size=”9″ text_shadow=”0px 2px 5px #000000″]TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE![/su_button] Perkins’ Handcrafted 2019 will be the premiere arts experience in the region. Join Perkins Center for the Arts for its 9th annual celebration of all things handcrafted on Saturday evening, May 11, 2019 at a secret Moorestown location to be unveiled that night! [su_button url=”http://perkinsarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Handcrafted-Details-to-participants.pdf” target=”blank” background=”#bfb3e4″ size=”9″ text_shadow=”0px 2px 5px #000000″]FAQ’s Download[/su_button] •Shuttle transport to secret, 20+ acre estate in Moorestown never before opened to public •Docent tours of gardens, grounds and buildings, some dating back to the 1800s •Artisanal local cuisine from Harvest Seasonal Grill, Saving Thyme, Sweet Lucy’s, paired with exclusive wine tastings of small batch imports selected for the occasion •Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake creating delicious desserts through demonstration •Craft beer sampling provided by Devil’s

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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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Anna Felcyn: Balancing American and Immigrant Identities Through Food Traditions

Anna Felcyn was born in Lesna, Poland, a small town of about 5000 people. All throughout her childhood, cooking was an important tradition due to the social, economic and political landscape. After World War II Poland was a communist country.  Resources were low and high quality food was largely unavailable. Although Anna’s family wasn’t always able to buy the best ingredients, the Polish tradition of cooking meant “making the best out of what you had,” says Anna. “People didn’t have much.”  But that didn’t stop her mother from teaching her the traditions that had been passed down through many generations. During Anna’s childhood, her parents worked all day and left cooking dinner to Anna and her two sisters. Despite their busy lives, enjoying dinners together helped the family come together. When Anna and her family first tried to come to America, they had difficulty obtaining green cards. Since Anna’s sister

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7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center

7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center

Join us for an evening of artistry celebrating the unique and handmade at Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood. The award-winning tasting will feature over two dozen regional craft micro brews, a distillery, a gourmet food cart fare, handmade beer steins, live music and more! [su_button url=”http://perkinsarts.org/experience/events/handcrafted-perkins-center/” target=”blank” align=”center” style=”bubbles” background=”#bfb3e4″ size=”10″ wide=”no” text_shadow=”0px 2px 5px #000000″]Click for Additional Information[/su_button]

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