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Perkins Center Collingswood Displaying Indigenous Art


Moorestown Location Exhibits NJ Artist’s Fanciful Mixed Media

Moorestown, NJ (July 7, 2023) – This summer, Perkins Center for the Arts will showcase the work of local Indigenous artist Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto, local mixed media artist Molly Sanger Carpenter, and art that captures the Indigenous lands of New Jersey.


“Through Tyrese Gould “Bright Star” Jacinto’s exhibition in particular, Perkins hopes to help facilitate connections and understanding of past and present Indigenous populations,” said Sharon Kiefer, Curator of Exhibitions. “As a Lenni Lenape tribesperson, Jacinto brings the traditions she learned from her mother and grandmother to her collection of crafts, tools, beadwork, clothing, and dolls.”


Indigenous Fiber in My Art Bridging The Past to the Present

July 5 to Aug 21

Perkins Center, Collingswood

Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto, of Bridgeton, New Jersey, is a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe. Tyrese is a talented artist engaged in a variety of traditional Lenape arts – beadwork, basket weaving, wampum belts, shellwork, leatherwork, pine needle, and gourd arts. 


Artist statement: “I am inspired to create from the gifts of Mother Earth. I feel as though I have the gift to create as it speaks to me. The creation of my Lenape art is from the heart and mindset that forms from deep within.”

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Free artist receptions: Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, August 19, featuring refreshments and live music.


Loft Gallery, Perkins Center, Collingswood


“Indigenous lands of New Jersey” En Plein Air
July 5 to Aug 21

Main Gallery, Perkins Center, Collingswood

An exhibition featuring paintings by regional artists that capture the natural beauty of New Jersey’s Indigenous lands, in an effort to honor the rich heritage of these sacred lands and cultures.


Free artist receptions: Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, August 19, featuring refreshments and live music.

Flights of Fancy

July 5 to Aug 21

Perkins Center, Moorestown


Molly Sanger Carpenter lives and works from her farmhouse studio in Salem County New Jersey. She is experienced in many classical sculpture techniques and materials, often incorporating mixed media. This exhibition features Carpenter’s mixed media artwork embodying artifacts, myth, and fairy tale dreams.

Artist statement: “I often feel like Alice as she descended down the rabbit hole. My world becomes “Curiouser and curiouser”, as I try new materials and new combinations in an artist’s alchemic version of creating gold. As a child I hunted for treasure in the woods and beyond; today I seek treasure from within to make manifest in the objects I create. My art is of artifact, myth, and fairytale dreams made tangible; treasure revealed.”


About Perkins Center for the Arts

Perkins Center for the Arts is a regional, multi-disciplinary arts education center with locations in Moorestown and Collingswood, New Jersey. With a mission to enrich lives, inspire life-long learning, and cultivate intercultural experiences, Perkins Center for the Arts offers a music conservatory, visual and performing arts classes, exhibitions, concerts, artist-led school residency programs, summer camp, Folklife Center, and community enrichment projects. Visit