Conversations on Culture – Tai Chi & Qi Gong 

We invite you to come and experience the benefits of learning to practice of Tai Chi & Qi Gong with Ray Blume, LMFT, Tai Chi / Qi Gong Instructor. About Tai Chi & Qi Gong: Qi Gong: Not Just Exercise, but a Recipe for Balancing Ones Life Qi Gong aids in balancing your internal life with your external life. Moving slowly, in a controlled way activates the Qi (bio-electric energy) through the body to promote healing. Because the movements are done slowly, without tension in the body, the circulation improves which aids in the healing process. It takes energy to go slowly in a controlled way and Qi Gong is considered to be a moving meditation, The practice of Qi Gong is the cultivation of the Qi energy in the body and the exchange of Qi with the environment and is accomplished through mindful awareness of body sensations and breath as one

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Photography 37 Awards Exhibition

Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography John Clarke Annarita Gentile Aubrey J. Kauffman   Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 6-9 PM Perkins Center for the Arts 30 Irvin Avenue | Collingswoood, NJ     About the Artists: John Clarke’s interest in photography developed while he was an architectural student at Cooper Union in the late 1960s. The Cooper students were generally, very talented, poor, living in rundown lofts on the lower east side and struggling to find their way into the design world. The first year architectural students took all their classes with the art students, so they got a great introduction to freehand drawing, two and three dimensional design. At the suggestion of one of his design professors, John bought a used Nikon and began to shoot black and white film around New York City. Slowly photography began to be part of John’s architectural presentations. After receiving

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Conversations on Culture – The Art of Pinhole Photography

As part of Perkins’ current exhibition, Photography38, photographer Sharon Harris will give a lecture describing the process of pinhole photography and how she uses it to create one-of kind, atmospheric photos. In addition to the lecture, Sharon will show her collection of handmade tin cameras. Sharon Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Camden NJ. Her work can be found In several public collections including The Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University Camden Campus, The University of Medicine and Dentistry, Camden, NJ and The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Haddon Twp., NJ. She has exhibited and won awards at the Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo, NY, The Curious Camera,  Artseye Gallery, AZ, New York Center For Photographic Art, NY, The Darkroom Gallery, VT, and LightBox Photographic Gallery, OR. Publications include the German publication Kwerfeldein, SHOTS magazine issue 138, Photo pace Gallery ’s Myths Legends and Dreams, Plates to Pixel’s Lenzless, and Krappy Kamera X1 and X11.

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Photography 38

Perkins Center for the Arts’ 38th Annual Photography Exhibition exemplifies the best and most innovative work by photographers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. 2019 Juror Paul Cava is a photo-based artist who is known for his sensual and emotionally driven collage work. Concentrating on the figure, Cava’s work speaks to the most intrinsic of human concerns. Paul Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works from 1976 to the present in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and his work has been collected by a broad range of private and public institutions, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Opening Reception Saturday, February 2, 2019: 1 – 4 pm Awards Ceremony: 2pm Juror’s Awards Totaling $1200 Four artists will be selected by the exhibition’s juror for best in show,

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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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Small Works

  Enjoy a selection of carefully curated, handcrafted and locally produced fine art & craft at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. This show and sale features affordable and original work by local artists and artisans in fine art, jewelry, wearable art, fiber, pottery, decorative arts, and more, just in time for holiday gift giving. Opening Reception:  Sunday, December 2 at 1:00pm. Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri.  10am – 2pm Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm       Featured Artists: CANDLES PEEJ CARROLL STACEY FISH FINE ART COLLEEN HAMMOND RICHARD HOFFMAN JUDY KARTEN AMANDA KLINGER CHRISTOPHER LANDS BOB MINNICK MARK NATALE JEWELRY ANITA DIPIETRO ALLISON HUNT STACEY KENNEALY ELEANOR KENNELL ASHLEY MCALISTER LISA SOLEY OLIVE OIL & SOAPS MATINA LAGAKOS ORNAMENTS KATHERINE CHEETHAM SAMANTHA SALAZAR POTTERY MEG BIDDLE AMY BLOCK KATHY CASPER CANDACE COLEMAN LAURA DELLA FRANCO DAVID GAMBER JOANNE MCMANUS NANCY REESE PAUL SERENA LINDA SHUSTERMAN NAIMAH STITH

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8th Annual Empty Bowls

Join us for our 8th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser at our Collingswood location on Saturday, December 1st  from 12 to 3pm. 100% of the proceeds will be divided evenly between the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Perkins Center for the Arts Scholarship Fund. Empty Bowls is an international program that engages participating artists to create and donate handmade bowls in which a simple meal is served to a gathering of caring community patrons. In exchange for the meal (and the hand-made bowl), guests contribute a minimum donation of $15.00. Empty Bowls Press Release Participating Restaurants: Abandoned Luncheonette – Moorestown, NJ Denim American Bistro – Cherry Hill, NJ El Sitio Grill & Café – Collingswood, NJ Espressit Coffee Shop – Haddon Township, NJ Keg & Kitchen – Haddon Township, NJ The Kibitz Room – Cherry Hill, NJ Legacy Diner – Audubon, NJ The Pop Shop – Collingswood, NJ Short Hills Deli – Cherry Hill, NJ The

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Pumpkin Party & Parade

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 costume and march in our parade, play games, create a piece of art, snap a spookie selfie in our photo booth, and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Costume Parade will begin at 4:00pm Children must be accompanied by an adult Rain date: Monday, October 29

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Parent & Child Art Discovery Days

New at Perkins! Parent and Child Art Discovery Days will feature free art based programs designed for children and their caregivers. This series will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in our Living Room Gallery. 2019 Art Discovery Days Schedule: 1/24 – Coloring the Northern Lights 2018 Art Discovery Days Schedule: 10/25 – Autumn Gelli Printing 11/29 – Amazing Owls This series is FREE and open to the public. 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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