Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum | website
A Property of Preserve Rhode Island
October 17, 6-8 p.m.
Music by guitarist, Scott Hacker.
October 19, 1-2 p.m.
Talk with Artist, Sandra Luzzi-Sneesby and
Poe expert, Chris Semtner. Register
October 19, 2-4 p.m., October 21 to 24, 1-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
The exhibit and gallery talk are free and open to the public. View poster
*Advance registration is required for Gallery Talk, call 401-453-0688.
For more information, contact: David Wrenn of Preserve Rhode Island
Chris Semtner | About
CHRIS SEMTNER has served as author, co-author, or editor of eight books on Edgar Allan Poe and recently appeared in the BBC 4 documentary Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death, and Women and the Military Channel program History: Facts vs. Fiction. His most recent book, Edgar Allan Poe’s Richmond, has been nominated for a Library of Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Semtner has curated museum exhibits on Poe in the comics, Poe’s mysterious death, the real women behind Poe’s poetry, and Poe in the movies. The New York Times called the exhibit he curated for the Library of Virginia, Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster, “provocative” and “a playful, robust exhibit.”
An internationally exhibited artist, Semtner has seen his paintings enter numerous public and private collections, and his photography has appeared in The Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and many other publications. He has recently exhibited his paintings at Viktor Wynd Fine Art in London, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
Chris will join Sandra Luzzi Sneesby at the Artist talk on Saturday.
Scott Hacker | About
SCOTT HACKER has been playing and performing as a classical guitarist since 1977 when he gave a debut concert at his college, New York University in New York City.
He began his studies of the guitar in 1975 when he attended the “Guitar Study Center”, in New York City, where he took classes with Eddie Simon (Paul Simon’s brother) and learned many of the finger styles and arrangements of Mr. Simon’s music.
Scott continued his classical guitar studies with Frederick Draper, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a student of Andres Segovia.
Scott continued to play and perform in New York City and suburbs throughout the 1980s and early 1990s giving concerts and performing with other artists as well as at weddings and other private events.
In the early 1990s, Scott moved to the Boston area, where he undertook further study of the guitar at the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Robert Paul Sullivan, the Chair of the guitar department. Scott studied with Mr. Sullivan from 1994-1997 and continued his performing in the New England area. He played classical guitar with the Providence Mandolin Orchestra from 1999-2006 and had the privilege of touring Europe and playing at The Kennedy Center with the Orchestra in 2000.
Scott also studied in 2006 at the Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he performed in a master class for Sharin Isbin (Ms. Isbin is the Chair of the Guitar Department at the Julliard School of Music).
Scott is a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, The Boston and Connecticut Classical Guitar Societies. He is also a performing member of the Connecticut Classical Guitar Ensemble and continues to perform at receptions, weddings and other engagements.
When Scott is not playing guitar, he works in project management in Boston and takes unsolicited advice from his Old English Sheepdog Sandy. Scott is a graduate of New York University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Guitar: Mr. Hacker plays a guitar made by guitar-maker Alan David Chapman of Amherst, Massachusetts.
Photo Credit: Christina D. Littlefield