The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

The Butterfly: A Radical Act of Community Storytelling

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 on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, currently being held LIVE on Zoom and Facebook.   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 here by the 1st Tuesday of the month. Be encouraged to indulge your creativity around the theme. For more information about our Folklife Center and The Butterfly please visit here.    

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Perkins Center is a committed partner to providing a healthy learning and teaching environment.

We at Perkins Center are committed partners to providing a healthy learning and teaching environment. We are receiving and reviewing daily updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the New Jersey Department of Health. We want you to know that the health and safety of all participants (parents, teachers, students, and all staff) is a priority in all of our programs at Perkins Center for the Arts. PREVENTION: We will follow the guidelines provided by the New Jersey Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. At this time, the CDC recommends basic infection control and prevention measures such as, staying home when ill and practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene. Cleaning and disinfecting also serve an important part of the broad approach to preventing the spread of any infectious disease. Please remember:

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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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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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2019 Members & Faculty Exhibition

This annual exhibition in Moorestown features work by staff, faculty and members of Perkins Center for the Arts. It is a diverse exhibition that includes art in a variety of mediums; including ceramic, photography, watercolor, pastel, gouache, oil, acrylic, crayon, pen, pencil, fiber and digital art. Delivery of Work: April 15 – 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 | 1 – 3pm Exhibition Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm | Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 4pm  

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Plein Air Competition & Exhibition

Perkins Center for the Arts announces our 1st Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition at our annual Handcrafted 2019 fundraiser, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The 2019 competition begins for participating artists one week prior to the event on May 4 – May 9, 2019. The finished works of art must be turned in by 11:00 a.m. that morning to the event site. Handcrafted will begin at 5:00 p.m. and award winners will be announced at the evening reception. Artists will receive a ticket to the event.   Directions to Possible Sites to Paint: Smithville Mansion Riverton Yacht Club Croft Farm Taylors Lane Delair RR

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