Resolved: Oyez Roslyn! Jan 18, 2015

It won’t be long now, and there will be some more fun- O—yez!
Our first event was fabulous tour of gorgeous guitar, documentation that camels did once roam Roslyn (take a good look at the Roslyn Cafe mural), and poetry with bite.

Rest up, because on Sunday, January 18th, we’ve got another great line-up. (We’re going for a Sunday night because for many, it’s a three-day weekend.)

Same location, the most excellent Roslyn Cafe, to begin promptly at 8:00 PM.
And remember, we often get a full house, so you might want to come a bit early, order something tasty, and settle in for a night of delight.

CONSERVING THE SACRED: From Food Insecurity toward Food Sovereignty
“We’ve forgotten the sacred song that brings food. Let us try to recall it,” he said. “We have remembered only false things of little worth.”
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Andrea (Annie) Presler of Roslyn is currently conducting baseline habitat and ethnobotanical surveys with the Wanapum tribe as a Senior Scientist and Ethnobotanist (Northwest Anthropology, Richland).

Annie Presler
Annie Presler

Human food systems and traditions are part of an interactive and co-evolutionary process where these traditions are shaped by and in turn shape the larger ecosystem in a particular region.
Come listen and discuss the cultural and ecological aspects of incorporating in situ traditional cultivation techniques into contemporary conservation practices.
Perhaps we might foster a nurturing approach that recognizes the need for human interaction with our ecosystems?
Annie will also show a handful of edible and medicinal plants that are used cross-culturally and that not only benefit from, but require human interaction for long-term prosperity. Click here for more details about Annie’s background and history.

Valerie is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, a professional cellist, and passionate teacher of music.
Currently a member of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, she has played for 19 years in the Northwest Sinfonietta, a highly esteemed chamber orchestra which performs in Seattle and the surrounding region.
As an ardent teacher Valerie has conducted three different levels of orchestras at the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as teaching general elementary music and middle school strings, all the while maintaining a private studio of 30 cello students in Issaquah. Valerie lives here in Roslyn with her husband Bill Doerrfeld, a composer and pianist who has also performed at Oyez Roslyn!

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Alicia Doerrfeld (Valerie’s daughter) has studied classical guitar with Michael Nicolella at Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, and with Tom Patterson at UofA in Tucson, Arizona. She also loves to rock out with electric guitar. Alicia is currently a student at CWU pursing a degree in Communications with a minor in Music.

Pocketknife, Peter Scherrer
Pocketknife, Peter Scherrer

We’ll wrap up the evening with visual art from Peter Scherrer.
Peter is a contemporary artist working primarily in painting. His work approaches the subject of nature and landscape in a unique way and incorporates symbolism, layering, and a variety of techniques.
He is from the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Bellingham WA. He often draws inspiration from hiking and road tripping around WA. He has shown his work throughout the United States and can currently be viewed at the Sea-Tac International Airport or at Season Gallery in Seattle WA.

You can read more about Peter’s work here.