2019 Pumpkin Party

2019 Pumpkin Party
Join us for a FREE, after school, family-friendly Halloween Party & Parade.
 
The festivities will be held on Evergreen Lawn at Perkins Center for the Arts on Kings Highway/Main Street, Moorestown. Wear your best costume and march in our parade, play games, or create a piece of art. Come listen to a story, snap a spooky selfie in our photo booth, and enjoy seasonal treats!
 
– Costume Parade will begin at 4:00pm
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Rain date: Monday, October 28

Coffee & Classics – Irina Nenartovich (piano) – October 17, 2019

Coffee & Classics – Irina Nenartovich (piano) – October 17, 2019

**The October 17th 10 am performance will feature Irina Nenartovich on piano.**

A Series of FREE Morning Musical Presentations

Take your morning coffee break with us during our twice monthly classical music series. Join us two Thursdays per month from October 2019 through May 2020 at 10:00 am.

The series by Perkins Conservatory faculty will resume on January 3rd in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2019-2020 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

10/3 – Emma Brailovsky (piano) and Joe Kruppa

10/17 – Irina Nenartovich (piano)

11/7 – Emma Brailovsky (piano)

11/21 – Irina Nenartovich (piano)

12/5 – TBD

12/12 – TBD **Special Date**

1/2 – TBD

1/16 – TBD

2/6 – TBD

2/20 – TBD

3/5 – TBD

3/19 – TBD

4/2 – TBD

4/16 – TBD

5/7 – TBD

5/21 – TBD

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 – David Gamber “Feed the Fire, Feed the Soul”

Conversations on Culture – David Gamber “Feed the Fire, Feed the Soul”

For the October 10th Conversations on Culture, Pottery Associate and teacher, David Gamber, will lead a discussion about pottery and how the arts can help to feed the soul.

Join us at Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am October 2019 through May 2020, 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.

2019-2020 Conversations on Culture Schedule:

**Special Date** 9/26 – Albert Horner, renowned Pinelands photographer and activist

10/10 David Gamber “Feed the Fire, Feed the Soul” a discussion on the various forms of pottery and opportunities

11/14 Dr. Larry Glazer, NJ Director of Holocaust Education  – “Kristallnacht”

1/9 – TBD

2/13 – TBD

3/12 – TBD

4/9 – TBD

5/14 – TBD

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.

 

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!

Conversations on Culture – Albert Horner

Conversations on Culture – Albert Horner

Join us for a FREE lecture from Albert Horner, renowned Pine Barrens photographer and preservation activist. Albert will be presenting his photography work, signing and selling copies of his new book, Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness, and discussing the importance of preserving the Pine Barrens for future generations.

Perkins Center, Moorestown hosts Conversations on Culture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am October 2019 through May 2020, 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.

2019-2020 Conversations on Culture Schedule:

**Special Date** 9/26 – Albert Horner, renowned Pinelands photographer and activist

10/10 David Gamber “Feed the Fire Feed the Soul” a Discussion on the various forms of pottery and opportunities

11/14 Dr. Larry Glazer, NJ Director of Holocaust Education  – “Kristallnacht”

1/9 – TBD

2/13 – TBD

3/12 – TBD

4/9 – TBD

5/14 – TBD

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.

 

CANCELLED: The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

CANCELLED: The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

*Unfortunately, we have to cancel this evenings’ Butterfly event. We look forward to seeing people atthe October 22nd event at 7 pm in Collingswood for the Mountains and Valleys theme.**

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
September 24: Scars
October 22: Mountains and Valleys
November 26: The Holidays

Be encouraged to indulge your creativity around the theme.

For more information about our Folklife Center & The Butterfly please click here.

 

 

Coffee & Classics – Emma Brailovsky and Joe Kruppa

Coffee & Classics – Emma Brailovsky and Joe Kruppa

Take your morning coffee break with us during our twice monthly classical music series. Join us two Thursdays per month from October 2019 through May 2020 at 10:00 am.

The series by Perkins Conservatory faculty will resume on January 3rd in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2019-2020 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

10/3 – Emma Brailovsky (piano) and Joe Kruppa

10/17 – Irina Nenartovich (piano)

11/7 – Emma Brailovsky (piano)

11/21 – Irina Nenartovich (piano)

12/5 – TBD

12/12 – TBD **Special Date**

1/2 – TBD

1/16 – TBD

2/6 – TBD

2/20 – TBD

3/5 – TBD

3/19 – TBD

4/2 – TBD

4/16 – TBD

5/7 – TBD

5/21 – TBD

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.

 

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 deep appreciation for nature. It offers me a constant source of ideas to explore,” he says. His works display texture and atmosphere, with a presence of man and a sense of place. Michael Schweigart has been exhibiting his landscapes for more than 3 decades in galleries from New York City to South Jersey, Philadelphia and even the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. His paintings have won awards and are included in many prestigious public and private collections.

Mike Scotko, “Growing up in Southern New Jersey, a mostly flat region, devoid of vistas, valleys and sublime grandeur, I’ve nevertheless been intrigued and inspired by the simple, undulating lines of the landscape around me. I find something pleasing and engaging about the horizontal line. My sense is that our world is experienced in a relatively narrow window of view running left and right, with vertical elements becoming an interruption, a tension to our natural tendency.

In my paintings I experiment with the crisscrossing of tree lines, edges of fields, riverbanks and sweeping clouds. Working in a small format, my pastels are applied, rarely with strokes, but by pushing, twisting and dragging, allowing for a certain amount of uncontrolled results and unexpected details to develop. The most successful works are often a surprise and become a gift to myself.”

Matt Green, “The way I see it, I am a realist painter with a lean to the abstract, and I try to capture more than the physical structure of a building or landscape. I find the essence of a subject and show beauty in the nuances, often featuring the conflict of Nature versus Man. It began with a fascination for found objects. It’s the stuff that floats in on the tide, blows in on the wind or rises up from the soil; random objects, even buildings once centers of industry or tourist destinations, that are turned from useful to useless. I can see the strength and allure in things and in their history, and I try to bring life back in. I want to show both the harsh realities and magnificent beauties in everyday life and our surroundings.”

Meet The Artists Reception:
Saturday, October 12  |  5 –8PM

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  10AM – 2PM
Saturdays  |  10AM – 2PM

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 Dwight James and Denise McCormack.

September 13th – Grady Hoss

October 11th – Madeline Finn

November 8th – Soulport

January 10th – Brian Betz featuring Denis DiBlasio

February 14th – April Mae and the June Bugs

March 13th – TBD

Doors open at 7:30pm and shows start at 8:15pm

A season subscription to the Moorestown DeCafe Coffeehouse Concert Series provides you with one ticket to each of the 6 concerts in the 2017-2018 season. Season subscriptions are $140. Individual tickets are $25 each (admission includes light refreshments).

Please note that a season subscriptions and individual tickets will not be printed – your name will be on the list at the door on the day of each concert.

Mosaic Society of Philadelphia Annual Exhibition

 

 

 

 

Annual Exhibition

May 18 – June 22, 2019

Perkins Center for the Arts

30 Irvin Avenue, Collingswood

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18 | 5 – 8pm