More fun as the snow piles higher. Head downstairs at Basecamp Books a little early, get a good seat and order up refreshments. We’ll start the program at 8:00 pm.
CHARLES HUDSON, coming up river
KATH FRASER, musing about music
MATTHEW WENZ, graphic designer
RIVERS, CONNECTIONS: Charles Hudson is Director of Government Affairs for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, where he has served since 1999. In this role Charles handles legislative matters and facilitates Federal-Tribal relations. He’s a member the Mandan/Hidatsa tribe of Fort Berthold, North Dakota, and has spoken throughout North America on treaty rights, natural resource management and environmental justice. His passion for tribal issues is derived from his family’s multi-generational fight for treaty rights and justice on the Missouri River, a fight chronicled in the 2004 novel “Coyote Warrior” by Paul Vandevelder.
Charles is the founder and administrator of the Many Dances Family Fund, a charitable fund within the Oregon Community Foundation. Charles’ hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking and gardening. He is a 1984 graduate of Washington State University. Charles has three sons, and one beautiful granddaughter.
COMPOSERS: The Women’s Experience Kath Fraser will share sound samples and thoughts about women composers and their music. An RN, mom of two, grandma of two, and now radio show host of Gathering Her Notes: Women’s late 20th and 21st century contemporary classical music with the occasional digression.
Kath came to Kittitas County after hearing about this amazing place while living in Australia. She worked as an RN at the Health Department, Home Health Hospice and at Harborview Medical Center. At 54, she fulfilled a lifelong dream to get a degree in music and attended CWU. You can listen to Gathering Her Notes streaming online (Thursdays 1-2 PM PT), archived, or on Mixcloud.
GRAPHIC ART, CREATIVE DESIGN: Wenz Creative was founded by artist/ designer Matthew Wenz. Mathew moved to Cle Elum in 2009 after working and living in Seattle since 2000. His work is characterized with a style that evokes playfulness and sense of humor balanced with earnestness. He conveys meanings and messages in his art using simple design elements with subtle details to create unique graphics that tell stories.
Designing is like problem solving; Matthew conceptualizes design solutions specifically to portray the desires and needs of every client and project.
He is influenced by the cultural, social and natural environment from history to speculations of the future. Matthew finds inspiration and beauty in all his surroundings, wherever that place may be.