Perkins Center Closed from March 16 through April 18

Dear Perkins Friends and Supporters, Perkins Center wants to thank you again for your patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncharted waters together. It is not over stated when I say, we, the Perkins Family, are most concerned about the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff and community. The following decision has not been made lightly but with the most recent health reports being shared by our federal, state and local officials, Perkins is choosing to put the health and safety of our community at the forefront. We will be ceasing all onsite classes, lessons and programming starting tomorrow, March 16 through April 18. At this time Perkins Spring 2020 Session will begin the week of April 20.  As we are provided further information, we will communicate any adjustments to the schedule and registrations. We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience these changes may cause. However, these decisions have been

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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Handcrafted 2019

Saturday May 11, 2019 Official Event Opening: 6:15-10 pm $100 Exclusive VIP Early Admission: 5-6:30 pm $25 additional 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! •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 Creek Brewery, Eight & Sand Beer Co., Flying Fish Brewing Co., Lower Forge Brewery, and spirits sampling by Hewn Spirits •Artistic

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Conversation on Culture – Asian Art

Jensen Cheng will present on his role as a teacher of Asian Culture & Arts and will show examples of Chinese brush painting, ceramics, and origami. Jenson teaches classes for adults and children throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey. Perkins is pleased to offer his Bamboo Brush Painting and Asian Arts for Kids classes this spring. The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown. 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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