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Wayfaring Stranger: UNH Student Reading and Music

Wayfaring Stranger: UNH Student Reading and Music
Thursday, February 21
6:30 - 8pm
Free and open to the public.


Join us in the Gallery for an evening of readings and music by University of New Hampshire students. Like the works in Wayfaring Stranger, On the Way to Lost and Found, currently on exhibit in the Gallery, the students' written pieces are inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s collection of autobiographical essays entitled A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Professor Jaed Coffin became interested in Wayfaring Stranger project and tasked his English students with reading the book and visiting the Wayfaring Stranger exhibit. A selection of these students will share their work.

The readings will be followed by a brief performance from UNH Music students, Dan Faiella and Andrew Emanuel.

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Dan Faiella is a senior in UNH’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program, with a concentration in painting and drawing. He is currently preparing for his 2019 BFA thesis exhibition in the UNH Museum of Art. During his time at UNH he has been the recipient of a REAP grant to study landscape painting, and in 2017 was granted a prestigious student fellowship from the Art Department. As a guitarist, he has been building a reputation throughout New England’s traditional music communities for his sensitive and innovative interpretations of traditional tunes and songs from the Celtic traditions. His harp and banjo-inspired approach to finger-style guitar playing brings a grace and energy to the music, and his skill as an accompanist for traditional melody players is increasingly in demand.

Andrew Emanuel is a jazz saxophonist currently studying music education at the University of New Hampshire. He draws on the influences of Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and Joe Henderson to name a few. Emanuel has shared the stage with several notable musicians including Steve Wilson, Marshall Gilkes, Dave Pietro, Jim White, Chris Potter, and Allen Vizzutti. While at UNH, Emanuel was fortunate enough to receive the Tommy Gallant Jazz scholarship.

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About the exhibit Wayfaring Stranger, On the Way to Lost and Found:

This exhibit provides work in multiple mediums by UNH art students and alumni. All work is informed by Rebecca Solnit’s collection of autobiographical essays entitled A Field Guide to Getting Lost. In this investigation into loss, losing and being lost, Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes on subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies, and renaissance painting. Beautifully written, the book combines memoir, history, and philosophy and sheds light on how we live today.
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