March Open Studio
Thursday, March 22
Tom Shepard – San Francisco, CA
Tom Shepard produced and directed Scout’s Honor, a PBS-funded documentary thatwon top awards at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Scout’s Honor broadcast nationally when it opened POV’s 14th season in 2001. In 2006, Shepard co-directed and produced Knocking (www.knocking.org) in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS)
about Jehovah’s Witnesses and their contributions to medicine and civil liberties. Knocking broadcast nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens in May of 2007. In 2009, Shepard directed WHIZ KIDS (whizkidsmovie.com), a coming-of-age documentary about high school youth who compete in the Intel Science Talent Search. WHIZ KIDS aired on PBS stations in 2010. Previously, Shepard worked as an editor at National Public Radio for Linda Wertheimer. At NPR, he co-produced Listening to America, an audio documentary on the history of public radio in America. He graduated from Stanford University where he majored in biology and film and is the former Chairman of New Day Films. Shepard’s latest collaboration with filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson is THE GROVE, a film about AIDS and the nature of remembrance (www.thegrovefilm.com). THE GROVE broadcast on PBS beginning December 2011.
Bart Exposito – Los Angeles, CA
Bart Exposito was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1970. He is presently a working artist living in Los Angeles. His pursuits as an artist began with his studies and consequent BFA at the University of Texas Austin. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2000 and has exhibited consistently nationally and internationally since that time. He has taught painting and drawing at the university level for almost a decade now. He currently is represented by Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles.
Brandon Shimoda – Tuscon, AZ
Brandon Shimoda was born in California and has since lived in eleven states and six countries. He has published three books of poetry—O Bon (2011), The Girl Without Arms (2011) and The Alps (2008)—as well as numerous limited edition chapbooks. He has taught for the Missoula Art Museum, the University of Montana, and the Kaohsiung Summer Institute (Taiwan), and has acted as Director of Marketing at Wave Books (Seattle) and Assistant to the Director of the Creative Writing Program, University of Montana. He is currently researching/writing a book of non-fiction and co-editing the selected writings of Lebanese-American poet Etel Adnan. He lives in Tucson, AZ.
Kim Krause – Cincinnati, OH
Kim Krause’s work has been included in more than 100 exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including eight solo exhibitions. The artist’s work has been purchased for numerous public and corporate collections. Krause has been awarded artist residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts; Rathausgalerie, Munich; The Cooper Union, New York; and the Chateau, Rochefort-en-Terre, France. Krause attended the University of Cincinnati and the University of London, England, earning his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and his MFA from Bard College, New York. He teaches Painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where he is also Chair of the Department of Fine Arts.