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Community Content and Guest Artists  

Every story we choose to tell makes a difference. 


Hunter and His Dog 

Author: Brian Wildsmith 

Story of the virtues of care and compassion


Asako Shimazaki is an artist, exhibiting her work in both the US and Japan, and is represented in the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 1984, Shimazaki left Japan and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 1991 completed her BFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

She has been teaching in Montessori Children's House of the West Coast in San Francisco since 1998.

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Asako Shimazaki

Listen to the story 

Stories We Tell to Children


What Do You Do With an Idea? 
Written by Kobi Yamada

Illustrated by Mae Besom


Gozde Efe

Gozde is the creator of Tiny Publishings. 

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Ben Wood is a British visual artist living and working in San Francisco.

While a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wood carried out a project to re-create the famous mural Man at the Crossroads painted by Diego Rivera in 1933 for the Rockefeller Center and destroyed in early, after controversy about its supposedly anti-capitalist imagery. Also while a student at MIT he created a documentary about MIT's oldest graduate dormitory, Ashdown House.

Over the past decade he has carried out public projects in San Francisco and exhibited in Mexico City, Honolulu and the United Kingdom. Many of his projects use digital media to display images in the built environment.


- to be announced -

Ben Wood
Pamela Baird

Guest Artist

Sezgin Aydin is a Turkish photographer born and raised in Sefakoy, Istanbul, where the population has changed over the past decade. His photography tells stories that emerge from those changes. 


Stories From Sefakoy 

A photographic essay by Sezgin Aydin telling stories of change in his neighborhood. 

Date TBD 2024 Fall



Hamilton Henson


- to be announced -

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