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Heather Zimmerman

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Embarcadero Media/Peninsula Division

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About Heather
Heather Zimmerman has been with Embarcadero Media since 2019. She is the arts and entertainment editor for the group's Peninsula publications and an assistant editor for the Mountain View Voice and The Almanac. She writes and edits arts stories, compiles the Weekend Express arts newsletter, oversees the community calendar, helps edit stories for the Voice and Almanac and assists with assembling the Express newsletters for those publications.

Previously, Heather worked at the Silicon Valley alternative weekly Metro, and for a decade, served as the arts reporter for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, a group of publications covering communities such as Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Heather grew up in the South Bay and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's degree in literature.
Stories by Heather
'Exquisite Reality' exhibition explores the political power of early photography
Due to its scientific origins, photography was once considered apolitical, but a new online exhibit at the Cantor looks at how early photographers made artistic decisions that reveal their interpretations of "reality."
[Thursday, April 1, 2021]

Local man shares 'An African American Artist's Experience'
​The April edition of Woodside Arts & Culture's First Friday series features "An African American Artist's Experience," an online discussion with San Francisco-based artist Rhonel Roberts, on April 2.
[Wednesday, March 31, 2021]

Celebrate Arbor Day with virtual tree planting, interactive tree walks
The city of Menlo Park marks Arbor Day with a virtual tree planting celebration on March 27. Also, get to know some of the great variety of trees on the Peninsula with Canopy's interactive tree walks.
[Thursday, March 25, 2021]

Workshop for students explores ins and outs of artist residencies
Palo Alto-based artist Robin Mullery discusses artist residencies during an interactive online workshop on March 27 for students hosted by Advocacy Through Art.
[Thursday, March 25, 2021]

Musicians experiment with online collaborations in Stanford's Quarantine Sessions series
Stanford's "Quarantine Sessions" series brings together musicians and artists in the United States and Europe in collaborations to find new ways to bring online performances to audiences. The latest session takes place March 21.
[Thursday, March 18, 2021]

A performance in tune with the future — and the past
Classical pianist Sarah Cahill performs selections from her project, "The Future is Female," highlighting the work of women composers past and present, in a March 20 virtual concert for the Community School of Music and Arts.
[Thursday, March 18, 2021]

Library storytelling event highlights 'Women That Changed the World'
Author and storyteller Georgette Baker will not only share some inspiring tales, she'll actually get into the characters of some truly groundbreaking women at a virtual event on March 13.
[Thursday, March 11, 2021]

A fake boyfriend may lead to real love in 'Beau Jest'
A woman who invents a boyfriend to please her parents may end up falling hardest for the ruse in "Beau Jest," presented in a staged reading by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, available on demand via Oshman Family JCC through March 31.
[Thursday, March 11, 2021]

Gamble Garden Second Saturday event celebrates an early bloomer
For its March Second Saturday program, Gamble Garden is celebrating a hardy hero of the winter garden, welcoming families to its grounds for a socially distanced nature hunt and exhibit featuring camellias.
[Tuesday, March 9, 2021]

Museum's virtual talk on bizarre medical artifacts features some deep cuts
The Museum of American Heritage shares some of the more unusual items from its collection in a March 4 online talk called "Cringeworthy and Bizarre Artifacts."
[Wednesday, March 3, 2021]