Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artists Program began in 2003 with a $10,000 grant from the PTO. Now, over ten years later, it continues strongly with a $30,000 budget and a long list of interesting artists who have come to AAS thanks to this program.

 

2019 - 2020 Visiting Artists

 

Laurie Halse Anderson, author

Vera Brosgol, picture book author & illustrator

Julie Wright and Nick Foster, woodwind musicians

Danny Bain, musician and storyteller

Sarah Hews, Eco speaker

Mark Hill, Physical Theatre specialist

 

 

Past Visiting Artists

2019-2020

Laurie Halse Anderson, writer
Julie Wright and Nick Foster, woodwind musicians

2018-2019

  • Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, authors
  • Ballet and Strings Extravaganza
  • Bright Star Theatre Company
  • Le Uyen Pham, Illustrator
  • Matt and Amy Savage, Percussionists
  • Mark Hill, Physical Theatre Specialist
  • Julie Wright and Nick Foster, woodwind musicians

2017 - 2018

  • Takako Hiraoka, Japanese opera singer
    • In Moscow 8 September, 2017
  • Matthew H. Harloff, Brass
    • In Moscow 13 – 18 October, 2017
  • Storyteller Stuart Stotts
    • In Moscow 16 – 18 October, 2017
    • In St Pete’s 20 October, 2017
  • Woodwind Musicians Julie Wright and Nick Foster
    • In Moscow 24 – 27 January, 2017
    • In St Pete’s 29 – 31 January, 2017
  • Bright Star Theater Group
    • In Moscow 8 - 12 February, 2017
    • In St Pete’s 14 - 15 February, 2017
  • Mark Hill, Internationally-acclaimed physical theatre specialist
    • In St Pete’s 6 March, 2017
    • In Moscow 12 – 15 March, 2017
  • Sara Holbrook & Michael Salinger, poets
    • In Moscow 19 – 21 March, 2017
    • In St Pete’s 23 March 2017
  • Tracy Irish - Royal Shakespeare Company
    • In Moscow 23 - 27 April, 2017

Please click here for a video of Ballet and Strings Extravaganza visit in October

2016 - 2017

  • Niall de Burca - Storyteller
  • Ballet and Strings Extravaganza
  • Curtis Jobling - Author
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster – musicians
  • Mark Hill – theatre
  • Bright Star – Theater Company
  • Matt + Amy Savage – Percussionists
  • Caroline Carr - Eco Fair guest speaker
  • Rosemary Wells – Author

2015 - 2016

  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians
  • Ulrich Gottlieb - theatre
  • Erin Calmes - Eco Movie Day Speaker & Presenter
  • Ballet and Strings Extravaganza
  • Bright Star - Theater Company
  • Taylor Maddalene - Marine Biologist, Environmentalist
  • Christopher O'Shaughnessy - TCK
  • David LaRochelle - Author

2014 - 2015

  • Bright Star Theatre - ES drama
  • Strings Group from Norway
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians
  • Mark Hill - theatre
  • Marcia Williams - author
  • Tracy Irish - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Elsa Hammond and Steve Bullock - for Eco Fair
  • Harry Bliss - author
  • Martin Walsh - Councilor

2013 - 2014

  • Bright Star Theatre - ES drama
  • Tina Quick - Third Culture Kids/transition
  • Taylor Mali - slam poet
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians
  • Dr Brad Sachs - Councilor
  • Mark Hill - theatre
  • Girls Rising
  • Martin Walsh - Councilor

2012 - 2013

  • Jacob Sutton - artist
  • Curtis Joblin - author and illustrator
  • Sophie Jordan (Sharie Kohler) - author
  • Mark Hill - theatre
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians
  • Rony Oren - claymation artist
  • Lori Waters - Science/Tech

2011 - 2012

  • J. Patrick Lewis - poet http://www.jpatricklewis.com/
  • Tina Quick - third culture kids/transition
  • Rony Oren - claymation artist
  • Ruth Fulwiler - costumist for Renaissance Fair
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians

2010 - 2011

  • Linda Sue Park - author http://www.lindasuepark.com/
  • Sonia Leong - Manga artist/author http://www.fyredrake.net/
  • Laurie Keller - author/illustrator http://www.lauriekeller.com/
  • Julie Wright and Nick Foster - musicians, woodwind
  • Shawna Lucey - drama
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians
  • Russian team of synchronized swimmers
  • Karl Lappel - drama
  • Victor Bokarev - artist

2009 - 2010

  • Brandon Mull - author http://brandonmull.com/site/
  • Laurie Keller - visit postponed due to volcanic eruption http://www.lauriekeller.com/
  • Robin Pascoe - third culture kids/transition; invited but did not come
  • Julie Wright and Nicholas Foster - musicians

2008 - 2009

  • Jack Gantos - author http://jackgantos.com/
  • Japanese calligrapher