Conversations on Culture – The Last Veterans

Join us for a conversation with photographer, Richard Bell as he tells us about his book, The Last Veterans of WWII. Bell will discuss his experience working with this amazing group of people, how he found them, and his inspiration. If you would like to learn more about Richard and his book, please visit: www.richardbellphoto.com and www.thelastveterans.com   Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life.   Appealing to the families of soldiers, academics, history buffs, and veterans of other wars, this collection is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and diversity of a collective American effort.   A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in Journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched

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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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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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Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition

An exploration of food traditions from Caribbean, Eastern European, West African, African-American Southern and Latino cultures and how they are sustained in our communities. Featuring documentary of tradition keepers, artifacts, photography, visual art and interactive exhibits. Special Events: Opening Reception – July 12, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interpretive Tour of Exhibit, Tastefully South Jersey Presentation, Food Tasting Taste of West Africa and African-American Soul – July 14 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Food Demonstrations, Soul Line Dancing with I am Kenny J, Broomcorn Doll Making Workshop with Alma May (Limited, registration required) Taste of Poland and Turkey – July 28 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monique Legare International Folk Dance Performance and Workshop, Food Tasting, Tea-for All Demonstration, Turkish Lace-making Workshop (Limited, registration required) Taste of Mexico and Peru – August 18 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America, Food Demonstrations, Heritage Preservation Day Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck – August 23 – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Take a seat at our community table to discuss and celebrate America’s immigrant fortune and delight in cultural food fare (Free, RSVP Required) Taste of the Caribbean – August 25 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop, Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion, Food Tasting, SocaFitness [su_row] [su_column]CULTURAL FOOD ARTISANS: Elizabet Aguilar – Mexican Ylvia Anatolia Asal – Turkish Serife Ayakta – Turkish Loona Cadely-Jeanty – Haitian Anna Felcyn – Polish Esther Giple – Liberian Katherine Inez Guadalupe – St. Lucian Jonathan Jernigan – International Sherma Joyce – Trinadadian Nana Kittoe Manful – Ghananian Corrine B. Powers – African American Soul Travara Tilghman – African American Soul [/su_column] [su_column]FINE ARTISTS: Robert Bender Phil Carroll Michael Clay Ruthanne Compton Judy Karten Rita Kieffer Lisa Matera Peter Meadowsong Marie Natale Mark Natale Laura Renner[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/xyb0kqR1I1s” width=”300″ height=”300″] [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/ikoCPn-H81M” width=”300″ height=”300″] Tastefully South Jersey Press Release

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