About Pete Guither

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
--John F. Kennedy

Pete is the artistic director of The Living Canvas, telling compelling stories with performers' bodies clothed with the textures of projected images. He recently retired as assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, where he taught arts management, theatre photography, computer graphic design, and entrepreneurship. He has worked in business and in government, on Broadway, as a Fuller Brush salesman, a film festival judge, and as a traveling lounge musician. Pete is a photographer, a piano player, a drug policy expert, a foodie, a founding member of the Lord of the Rings Fan Club, and hosts New York theatre tours for students and retirees. He has a Master of Fine Arts in performing arts management from Brooklyn College and a degree in theatre from Cornell College.

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