The Guest Artist Series at Flint Hill brings well-known, accomplished artists to campus for master classes, performances and residencies.
Recent Guest Artists have included:
Steven Skowron | Printmaker, George Mason School of Art
Steven Skowron is a visual artist residing in the greater Washington, DC area. A graduate of George Mason University, his work has received local attention and has been exhibited locally and internationally. His work is also in permanent collections in Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC. Steven works with a variety of mediums but his mediums of choice are printmaking and digital photography. Steven holds adjunct teaching positions at George Mason University and American University Printmaking Departments.
Jim Dugan | Resident Artist, Baltimore Clayworks
Jim Dugan is a resident artist and wood kiln manager of Baltimore Clayworks where he also manages the resident artist program. After attending California University of Pennsylvania, he has spent four years as the studio manager at Touchstone Center for Crafts and five years as the kiln technician at Vermont Clay Studio. Since joining Clayworks in the summer of 2005, Jim has taught a variety of classes and introduced scores of students to the communal fun and magic of firing a two-chamber noborigama style wood and salt/soda kiln.
Marshall Whiteley | Apprentice, American Ballet Theatre
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in San Diego, California, Marshall Whiteley was a nationally ranked ice hockey player by the age of 11. At the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts, Whiteley majored in drama, and found his passion for dance at the age of 13. At 14, he began additional formal training with Max and Sylvia Tchernychev (San Diego Academy of Ballet) and also trained with Dmitri Kulev (Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy). In 2012, he was invited to The Washington School of Ballet on full scholarship, where he trained with Kee Juan Han. Whiteley danced with The Washington Ballet and worked with multiple choreographers for three seasons before joining American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in February 2015.
Kwasi Dunyo | Master Drummer and Teacher
Frederick Kwasi Dunyo was born at the Ewe village of Dagbamete, in the Volta Region of Ghana. A drummer from an early age, he has directed, coached, taught, drummed, and danced extensively in a variety of contexts.
Kwasi was the lead drummer for Sankofa Dance Theatre from 1977 to 1981 where, under the tutelage of Godwin Agbeli, he learned much of his repertoire of Ghanaian music. Kwasi is the member of the faculties of York University, University of Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music and the Toronto District School Board. He has also performed and given workshops at many American universities including the University of Virginia, Tennessee Technological University, and The College of William & Mary.