Oyez Roslyn! returns, February 20, 2016

Hold onto your hats—we’re headed for another Oyez event.

Same place, downstairs at Basecamp Books. Arrive early, get a good seat and order up refreshments. We’ll start the program at 8:00 pm.

The lineup is:

FIONA McGUIGAN, visual artist

KIM ZABELLE, violinist and teacher

BEN MALETZKE, wildlife biologist and cougar expert

Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained in the Netherlands, Fiona McGuigan now resides in Seattle. In addition to her work as a painter, she is also the co-creator of the Duwamish Artist Residency.


“As a studio artist I use repetition and memorization as part of my painting process. It’s how I explore and understand my subject matter and how I work through representation towards abstraction. My inspiration comes from the simple act of repetition. I push hard through the process, willing to fail repeatedly, just to create something that I could never have imagined.”

zabelle small jpegKim Zabelle’s Oyez Roslyn! performance is one in a series of recitals for audiences in New York City, New Jersey, and concluding in Seattle, featuring four composers’ masterworks for unaccompanied violin. She was inspired to put this solo program together and take it on the road by her dear friend and Roslyn resident, Glenn Rudolph.

Kim is in her twenty-fifth season with the acclaimed Pacific NW Ballet Orchestra. She is ensconced in the Seattle studio recording scene, with recent projects that include soundtracks for The Revenant and World of Warcraft. Her broad command of the music repertoire spans early Medieval/Renaissance improvisation techniques to soundtrack recordings.



Ben Maletzke is a carnivore biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been researching the population BluesCougarand spatial ecology of cougars, Canada lynx, wolves, and bears in Washington State for 15 years.

Ben’s PhD research was focused on effects of anthropogenic* influences on cougar spatial ecology. As part of that work, he coordinated a community-involved research project on cougars (Project CAT) near Cle Elum.

Ben’s presentation will share how research that Ben and his colleagues conducted across Washington on cougars has been assembled into new management guidelines for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

*anthropogenic: relating to or resulting from the influence that humans have on the natural world