Career Night for the Arts 2001 Participants
boston college arts council
Career Night for the Arts
Sharon Bazarian '78
Sharon received her B.A. in Political Science in 1978. Following her graduation, she attended workshops and seminars at the New England School of Photography, and Kodak. Her clients include Brigham and Women's Hospital, New Balance, Converse, and Holland and Knight. Sharon also covers Boston area radio stations, WSKS, WBCN, WBMX, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate functions. She is a member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce and was also a past president of the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. Sharon has also participated on the Board of Directors for the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts.
Susan Bonaiuto began her career with a Music Education degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin School of Business. She then became the Director of Information Services for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and then Assistant Director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. In 1986 she was appointed Director of the New Hampshire State Council by then Governor John Sununu. She was re-appointed by four governors during her ten-year tenure. At the Arts Council she was responsible for public arts policy, representing and promoting arts and culture to other State sectors, and administering grants programs to artists, arts organizations, schools, and community organizations. She served on numerous panels for the National Endowment for the Arts; her agency was featured as a model state arts agency by the National Council on the Arts. Upon moving to the Boston area five years ago, she pursued a Master's in Political Science here at Boston College, and worked part-time writing grants for the Needham Public Schools. She is now nearly full-time as Coordinator of External Opportunities and Funding at the Needham Public Schools, and consults on the side. This year she is working as part of an MIT/University of Chicago team to develop a framework to assess and analyze cultural policy at the state level.
Flash Designer, Artist, and Musician
Tim Burns has been pursuing Art, Music, and Philosophy since he was an undergraduate at Boston College. In his senior year, he formed and played in a band with singer/songwriter Dan Rocket (BC'94), completed his senior painting project and studied hermeneutics with William Richardson S.J. While studying philosophy in a masters program at BC, Tim taught Fine Arts and Philosophy at St. Sebastian's School to grades 7 - 12, and helped run some of the school's music ensembles. During this period, he was exposed to Flash, a computer animation program designed for the internet. Due to the exciting creative possibilities he saw in multimedia and the dot.com craze sweeping the nation at that time, he quite his job at St. Sebastian's and joined the internet start-up Popstick.com as a project manager. He then began teaching multimedia classes and consulting for the United Digital Artists. Tim currently works as a Flash designer for Accenture Institute for Strategic Change and is a bass section member of the New England Philharmonic.
Director, Producer, Cameraman
An Emmy Award-winning cameraman, Tom makes is directorial debut with "ADRFIT" for which he serves as cameraman, producer and director (www.adrfit-movie.com). At the 2000 New England Film and Video Festival, Curran won the Best Cinematography for his work as Director of Photography on the documentary "IDITARODSYA FAR DISTANT PLACE" narrated by Susan Sarandon. Over the past ten years at a documentary photography, Tom has worked for ABC's Wide World of Sports, Blackside's PBS series, "I'LL MAKE ME A WORLD", the Discovery Channel's "DISCOVER MAGAZINE" and Cheed-Angue's PBS series, Scientific American "FRONTIERS". Tom was a graduate of Boston College.
Assistant Curator for Education, Davis Museum
Jeremy Fowler is Assistant Curator of Education at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College and also teaches art history courses in the College's Department of Art. He has worked in the education departments of the Mary and Leigh Block Gallery at Northwestern University, the David and Alfred Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Prior to that, he was a curatorial assistant in the Department of European Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to his 6+ years of museum experience, Fowler taught for 4 years at the Technical University, Berlin. He received his undergraduate degree in art history from Boston College, an MA in art history from Northwestern University and he has completed graduate studies at the Free University, Berlin. Fowler currently serves as chair of the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable and is editor of an issues caucus column for the NAEA Newsletter. In addition, he has presented sessions at the National Art Education Association, GBMER, and New England Museum Association Conferences.
Music Educator, Marching Band Director
David Healey directs the Marching Band and Brass Choir at Boston College. He received his master's degree from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Richard Colwell and Frank Battisti. He has been active as an adjudicator and clinician Illinois, New York, and Texas, and has recently served as Director of Bands and assistant professor of music at St. Xavier University in Chicago. He currently resides in New York with his wife and two children.
Michele LaMura Meek
Screen-writer and Film-maker
Michele Meek founded BuyIndies.com, a site for buying and selling independent films, and pioneered the development of NewEnglandFilm.com , on online community for the independent filmmaking in New England. She has personally overseen the launch of dozens of independent film web sites for clients, such as the Harvard Film Archive, Flimmakers Collaborative and Center for Independent Documentary. She was awarded the 2000 Image Award for Vision and Excellence by Women in Film and Video New England for her contributions as a pioneer in the film and Internet industries. In addition, her entrepreneurial successes have been lauded in leading press outlets such as Inc. Magazine, National Public Radio, and the Boston Globe. Prior to the Internet, Michele worked in both the independent and Hollywood film industry in various capacities - as a screenwriter, director, producer, and script reader. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Master's of Fine Arts from Emerson College.
Communications Specialist, Fidelity Investments
Tim Lemire is currently a writer for an Intranet site of Fidelity Investments, Boston. Previously, he was an editor at the TAB Community Newspapers, where he still contributes book-related features. Tim graduated from Boston College in 1989 with a BA in English and in 17996 he graduated from the University of Michigan's MFA program in Creative Fiction Writing.
Freelance Editor, Writer
Kevin received his MA in Nonfiction Writing at Emerson College in 1989. As a Boston-based freelance editor and writer, Kevin specializes in history, art, and cultural studies. He has contributed to many books, textbooks, magazines and CD-ROMS published by various houses, including Prentice Hall, Daris, Houghton Mifflin, and the National Geographic Society.
Renner Wunderlich has been working in film for thirty years. He is the producer and director of 15 documentaries that have won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best documentary short subject. He is the founder and co-director of Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc. a, non-profit organization that produces and distributes films and videos on social justice issues and historical subjects. Renner has also worked as a freelance cameraman and sound technician for independent producers and for NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, and BBC for twelve years. He has covered national and international events for documentaries and news stories including war in the Middle East, European terrorism, meetings or world leaders, and two presidential elections.