This week on Open Studio, Jared Bowen talks about the creative process with ballerina Misty Copeland, acclaimed filmmaker John Sayles and photographer Rosamond Purcell.

Misty Copeland, who made history as the first Black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has just been named the recipient of the 2023 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. It’s presented each year to an artist of exceptional vision and achievement. To take stock of her groundbreaking career, we’re returning to a conversation Bowen had with her in 2017 when we talked about her book “Ballerina Body.”

From there, Bowen sits down with acclaimed independent filmmaker John Sayles. Sayles has always been a storyteller: as an actor, director, screenwriter and novelist. Bowen talked to Sayles about his latest book, "Jamie McGillivray: A Renegade's Journey." With his saga set in the 18th century, Sayles takes us from Scotland to the American Colonies, in a sweeping and closely observed work.

Finally, we continue to mark Women’s History Month with Rosamond Purcell. For some fifty years, the photographer has been an innovator in the field of photography, conjuring mind-bending images. She received her first-ever retrospective at the Addison Gallery of American Art last year. Bowen caught up with her when the exhibition opened.