January 26 and February 2 • 8 p.m.
January 27 and February 3 • 3 p.m.
January 31 and February 1 • 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Concept, Direction, Set and Light Design: Robert
Libretto and Music Composition:Bernice Johnson
Reagon and Toshi Reagon
Book by Jacqueline Woodson
A new chamber opera based on the life of renowned African-American artist Clementine Hunter, Zinnias is an intimate exploration of one of America’s greatest natural talents. Born on a plantation in Natchitoches, La., Hunter's experiences revealed an innate talent for depicting life in the early 20th century through her paintings. Now, using her artwork and stories, Hunter’s touching and unique journey is brought to the stage through the collaboration of Robert Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon and Jacqueline Woodson.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
**Produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University in January 2013, "Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter" is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The George Segal Gallery will hold Art Connections 9, an annual fund-raising event that helps support the gallery's mission. The exhibition will be held from January 13 to February 9.
Cyrilla Mozenter’s installations, sculptures and drawings are constructed from felt, handmade paper and found objects. Mozenter has been awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and an Artist Grant from Artists Space. She has taught at The Cooper Union School of Art, Parsons School of Design, and is currently teaching at Pratt Institute.
Art Forum is a weekly program for undergraduate and graduate students, and the public. The program brings in artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world to present their work and ideas in an open forum. It is also a course (ARGS 280, 3 SH). Admission is free.