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.  

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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.          

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Coffee & Classics

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 through May 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 Coffee & Classics Schedule: 1/3 – Tom Cavanagh (Guitar) 1/17 – Joseph Krupa (Piano) & Rachel Ellis (Cello) 2/7 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano) 2/21 – Diane DeLuca (Vocal) featuring Dr. Ray Landers (Piano) 3/7 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano) 3/21 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano) 4/4 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano) 4/18 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)   2018 Coffee & Classics Schedule: 10/4 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano) 10/18 – Ray Landers (Piano) 11/1 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano) 11/15 – Diane Deluca (Voice) 12/6 – Frank James Staneck (Piano) 12/13 – Chris Hansen (Flute) This series is FREE and open to

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Becoming American – Program Two

Program Two: Promise and Prejudice Welcome to Shelbyville Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history. Welcome To Shelbyville is a story set in a small town in the middle of “America’s Bible Belt”. Shelbyville undergoes a break neck demographic change and with it, the onslaught of issues of resulting from this new integration and the complex lives of the African American, Latino, White and Somali residents. Filmed during the 2008 Presidential election, the film captures the deeply complex lives of a small, culturally diverse, middle America town dealing with race and culture barriers and the efforts made to overcome them. This important

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Becoming American – Program One

Program One: The Century of Immigration: 1820-1924 New York, A Documentary Film: Episode 4, The Power and the People | The Jewish Americans: Episode 2, A World of Their Own Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history. This special event will begin with a screening of The Century of Immigration: 1820-1934 which provides a critical view of the study of immigration, looking at the reasons for and consequences of one of the peak periods of immigration. During this heightened period more than forty million immigrants were added to the population of the United States. This influx of cultural diversity helped to make immigration a

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Becoming American Series

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history. This important collaboration between the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today. PROGRAM ONE: THE CENTURY OF IMMIGRATION: 1820-1924 September 17 -New York, A Documentary Film: Episode 4, The Power and the People and The Jewish Americans: Episode 2, A World of Their Own PROGRAM TWO: PROMISE AND PREJUDICE October 1 -Welcome to Shelbyville PROGRAM THREE: BETWEEN

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ARTS Reaching the Students Open House

Perkins Center has been a provider of In-School Arts Residencies for over 25 years. Join us to learn more about the experiences we can offer your school and teachers. – Meet our teaching artists. – Learn how residencies are customized to fit school themes like cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, character values and yearlong study areas. – See how Perkins Center can inspire educators through artist-led Professional Development sessions. We invite school leaders, administrators, and parents to join us to connect and learn more about the programs we offer K-12 schools throughout the year. RSVP requested. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call Allison Hunt 856.235.6488 *305 or ahunt@perkinscenter.org.

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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 

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.  

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