Stop By for Art After Hours on December 1

The Zimmerli stays open late on December 1 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The event kicks off at 5:30pm with the return of the Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, performing throughout the evening. Directed by Professor Conrad Herwig, this group of top student musicians from Mason Gross School of the Arts performs their popular arrangements of holiday classics. A half-hour guided tour of Artists of Black Mountain College: Woven and Intertwined, beginning at 6:00, is led by Todd Caissie, an Andrew W. Mellon 2015 Summer Intern at the Zimmerli and PhD candidate in the Art History Department at Rutgers, who organized the show. The exhibition spotlights works by Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Ruth Asawa, who were connected through the school. Influential even in its own time, Black Mountain (1933-1957) was an experimental college in North Carolina that viewed the study of art as central to a liberal arts education, a concept that continues to resonate today. At 6:30, Crossroads Theatre Company presents selections from its 6th Annual Holiday Jubilee, The Story of an Inspirational Gospel Choir. This multicultural celebration of the holiday spirit is a family favorite that has become a tradition in downtown New Brunswick’s theatre community. At 7:00, Slide Jam welcomes artists Wes Sherman and Irina Danilova. Sherman, a favorite instructor for the Zimmerli’s drawing classes and summer art camp, is a painter who has exhibited nationwide. He also is an adjunct professor at several colleges and serves as Chair of Exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Danilova is a visual, media, and performance artist, as well as a curator, whose installations have been shown around the world. Born and raised in Ukraine, she lived and worked in Moscow, and now is based in Brooklyn. Art After Hours takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, offering free admission and complimentary refreshments, featuring Hidden Grounds. To learn more, visit bit.ly/ArtAfterHourZTues.

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