Cherry Hill’s Fall Into the Arts event returning to township this October.

Cherry Hill’s Fall Into the Arts event returning to township this October.

Cherry Hill Township is preparing for their annual Fall Into the Arts, a two-week series of art and cultural event, from Saturday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Croft Farm Arts Center.

The series opens with a juried photography show. Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter this juried exhibit. The non-refundable jurying fee is $10 per piece and each photographer may submit up to three pieces for consideration during Intake on Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the arts center. Each year, photographers ranging between novice and professional backgrounds enter and each has immeasurable talent. All photographs are hand-selected by a highly accredited jury and will be on display in the arts center, as well as available for sale throughout each Fall Into the Arts event. For a full list of guidelines, please visit CherryHillArts.Blogspot.com.

The art gallery will officially open on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. with an artist’s reception. Awards will be presented to the top jury-selected pieces and light refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. Come meet the photographers behind this two-week long exhibit and purchase an original piece for your own collection. The gallery will be open Oct. 13 through Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, noon to 4 p.m. and Oct. 20 through Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For the first time, Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Arts Board are partnering with the Garden State Film Festival to present a “mini-fest” of some of the most critically and commercially acclaimed short films presented at the festival in recent years. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. The six short films that will be shown are “Admissions”, “The Wednesdays”, “Jerome’s Bouquet”, “Un Peu Plus”, “Miyuki’s Wind Bells” and “Death Taxes and Apple Juice.” The films are from all over the world, including the United States, France, Ireland and Japan. This afternoon screening provides you with an intimate view of the annual Garden State Film Festival. For more information about the films visit, www.gsff.org. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the door.

On Friday, Oct. 17 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Luck Brothers are back for a repeat performance bringing you blues, soul and classic rock and roll. The band has written songs for, performed and recorded with Lou Rawls, Sister Sledge, BeeGees, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie and more. Tickets are $7 and available for purchase at the door or reservations can be made by calling the recreation department. Refreshments will be provided.

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 19 from noon through 4 p.m. for Harvest Festival featuring Fire and Life Safety Day, co-hosted by Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Fire Department. Enjoy a pumpkin patch and a farmers market, both brought to you by Springdale Farms. In addition, festival goers can participate in pony rides, emergency fire vehicle display, fire hose squirt, Cherry Hill My Gym moon bounce, costume parade, live entertainment, balloon artists, face painting, Kid Card ID registration and information fair and take-a-photo with a fireman. Refreshments will be available to purchase from Springdale Farms. During this event, festivalgoers are encouraged to visit the Croft Farm Arts Center where there will be open gallery hours for the Fall Into the Arts photography show. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item that will be donated to the Cherry Hill Food Pantry.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. for Art in Your Pocket: Using the iPhone as a Creative Tool, presented by photographer Cindy Patrick. Patrick is an award-winning, internationally exhibited fine artist who creates her unique “photo paintings” using her iPhone and a wide selection of apps. Join Cindy as she unveils her techniques and explains how you can create art with something an iPhone. This event is free. Call the recreation department to reserve your place.

Closing out the two-week long celebration will be the first concert of the 2014–2015 Cherry Hill Ensemble Series, on Sunday Oct. 26. Join us as we welcome three sopranos and an accompanist from the Academy of Vocal Arts along with singers from Cherry Hill High School East for the afternoon performance. Sopranos include: Anush Avetisyan, Chloe Moore and Julia Dawson, accompanied by pianist Luke Housner. The concert begins at 3 p.m., and doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and tickets are just $15, $12 for seniors with a gold card and $5 for students and children under 12.

For more information about Fall Into the Arts or to reserve tickets to any of the events, please contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488–7868, or email Arts@CHTownship.com.

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