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2002 Participants

boston college arts council

Career Night for the Arts 2002

Sharon Bazarian '78
Freelance Photographer

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.

Timothy Burns '93, GA&S '98
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 craze sweeping the nation at that time, he quite his job at St. Sebastian's and joined the internet start-up 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.

Tom Curran '86
Filmmaker and Cameraman

An Emmy Award-winning cameraman, Tom makes his directorial debut with "ADRFIT" for which he serves as cameraman, producer and director ( 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.

Maureen Donovan '78
Registrar, Harvard University Art Museums

Maureen Donovan graduated from Boston College in 1978 with a double major in Art History and English. She accepted a job in the Registrar's Office at the Harvard University Art Museums. In 1998, Ms. Donovan became the Registrar, managing a department that had quadrupled in size since she started, with a collection of over 150,000 works of art. Every work of art entering or leaving the museum passes through the Registrar's office. The department is responsible for recording all works of art, overseeing their safe handling, storage, transportation and security. The museum acquires several hundred works of art annually, lends many works out to borrowing institutions, and organizes traveling exhibitions both domestically and internationally.

Heather Leavell '95
Curator of Education, Stonehurst: The Robert Treat Paine Estate

Heather Leavell is responsible for creating, promoting and implementing programs and exhibits for visitors of all ages to raise awareness of Stonehurst as a valuable educational resource for a local and national community. She received her BA in art history from Boston College in 1995 and her MA in art history and museum studies from Tufts University in 2001. She has worked at numerous area museums including the Tufts University Art Gallery, the Addison Gallery of American Art and the National Heritage Museum in a variety of art educational and curatorial capacities. Stonehurst is a famous Shingle Style house created by renowned American designers, H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted. Stonehurst collections include original Victorian furnishings, paintings, decorative arts and the Paine family archives.

Tim Lemire '89

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.

Paul Shakespear '71

Paul Shakespear started painting full-time while a student at Boston College. After graduation, he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts for several years. This spring, he will have his tenth solo exhibition at the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, and his first solo exhibition at Solomon Fine Arts in Seattle. Mr. Shakespear is included in "Boston Painting: 1950-2000," an historical survey currently showing at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.

Jere Shea

Jere Shea has trained and advised actors from Broadway to Boston for over a decade. Shea has starred in several Broadway productions such as Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees and Stephen Sondheim's Passion (Tony Award Nomination, Theater World Award). His Film and TV credits include "Passion" (PBS), "Path to Paradise" (HBO), "Law & Order," Bill Cosby's "Cosby Mysteries," and "A Season in Purgatory" (CBS miniseries) with Brian Denehy. Shea also starred with Donnie Wahlburg in the Boston based feature film SOUTHIE (Seattle Film Festival's Best Film, 1998), and has narrated Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Shea, a former Special Advisor to Governor Paul Cellucci, also offers Speech Coaching and Presentation Skills Training to individuals in the world of business and politics.

Karen Stein '96
Graphic Designer

Karen Stein graduated from Boston College in 1996 with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. After spending a couple years working for an international creative consultancy based out of London, she returned to Boston, eventually to find her way to Harvard University Press. There she became interested in Graphic Design, eventually finishing the Graphic Design Certificate program at Massachusetts College of Art. During that same time, she began working for Lindsay Hill Design, a small graphic design studio in Charlestown, where her work included brochures, corporate identity, logos, signage, magazines, and advertisements. She has just recently started working for a product development company in Woburn called Graphique de France. She also does freelance work for several clients.

Kevin Supples '85
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.

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