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04-5_tom_curran_1Emmy Award-winning cameraman, director and cinematographer Tom Curran ’81 will visit with students this week as a Melissa Dilworth Gold ’61 Visiting Artist—the third visiting artist this year in a series presented by the visual arts department.

Tom will present to students enrolled in art, photography, and moving image courses during assembly on Wednesday, May 19. On Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21, Tom will work with individual arts and creative writing classes. Students will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Tom on Thursday afternoon.

The Melissa Dilworth ’61 Gold Visiting Artist Fund commemorates Melissa’s life and interests by bringing nationally recognized artists to campus each year so that students may benefit from dynamic interaction with a inspirational and accomplished professionals. The Fund includes sharing an artist’s time with public school students. Tom Curran will visit with Braintree High School students on Friday.

At the 2000 New England Film and Video Festival Tom won Best Cinematography honors for his work as director of photography on the documentary Iditarod: a far distant place. In 2002, Tom made his directing debut with ADRIFT which won Best Documentary at the Cincinnati and Anchorage Film Festivals, and awards at The Miami, USA, and Woods Hole Film Festivals. Tom also photographed programs for the PBS series, I’ll Make Me A World and The Human Race, ABC’sWide World Of Sports,The Discovery Channel’s Discover Magazine, The History Channel’s Tactical To Practical and Scientific American Frontiers.