The Rob Shanahan Experience, a journey of visual inspiration that will leave all in attendance energized and highly motivated, will be held tomorrow, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Wold Performing Arts Center.
With the doors set to open at 6:30 p.m., this experience is free for all students, staff and faculty with a Lynn ID, while carrying only a $10 charge for the general public. During the event, the Center for Student Involvement will host a raffle; the winner will receive a signed copy of one of the photographer’s numerous books.
“Being able to put words to photographs, to tell a story, is a true talent,” said Anthony Altieri, vice president of Student Affairs. “We knew it would be a great opportunity to share the joy he so clearly gets from his work with our campus community.”
Altieri met Shanahan following a recent performance and thought the experience was one that Lynn students needed to see and hear.
“I think students will be able to appreciate the artistry that comes through his photographs, as he captures a glimpse into what it must be like to be a high-profile musician through his work,” said Altieri. “This is a great opportunity to hear from someone who has made a career out of his passion, but also to gain insight into his thought process on the photographs and creating those images.”
During his events, Shanahan combines his love for music and photography to encourage his audiences to think deeply about their own passions. Through his speech, he displays how a small-town boy from Minnesota used an unwavering attitude and work ethic to become photographer to the world’s biggest music icons including Edgar Winter, Tommy Lee and Joe Walsh.
“He is someone that has accomplished a lot in his career and has been able to turn his passion into his life’s work,” said Altieri. “This event is important for students who are in the process of discovering who they are.”
The artist and motivational speaker has appeared nationwide on both television and radio shows, and is continually articulating his story at seminars, photography schools and corporate events. For more information about the event, please visit lynn.edu/events or his personal website robshanahan.com.