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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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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2018 Members & Faculty Exhibition

The annual exhibition 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.

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Photography 37

Our 37th Annual Photography exhibition exemplifies the best and most innovative work by photographers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

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Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Dealing with Life Through Art:  A Discussion on Art Collection with Hope Proper, Collector and Curator Hope will reference photography as it is the medium that served her best when dealing with life’s challenges.   “The social function of literature, of all art, is to help the individual come to           terms with himself upon the earth, to help him confront the deepest most          complex questions of life.” Albert Murray, American Heritage, 9/96, p. 72     Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event. 12:30-1:30pm Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown Click to learn more about the Lunch & Learn Series. Lunch & Learn is another act of Social Artworking brought to you by PNC Arts Alive. 

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Photography 35 Awards Exhibition

MARCH 11 – APRIL 8 Artist Reception March 11th, 6-9pm   Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood Photography  35  Award Winners Exhibition featuring three outstanding artists in their field of photography from last year’s Photography 35 Exhibition. Philip Carroll, curator and Karen Chigounis, Director selected each artist, “ For their level of professionalism and mastery of the medium through Photography”, which has been the mainstay  of our Photography Exhibitions now in its 36th year. Howard Brunner says of his work, “My favorite thing to do is to walk through the urban environment and photograph whatever grabs my interest. Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts.” Barbara Warren says, “What are dreams? Some feel that dreams are messages from our subconscious; some feel that they are the brain’s way of sweeping out the detritus of the day. Whatever they are,

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