Special Presentations by WAH Salon Members

Sunday, January 28th, 2-6pm

Part of the 19th Annual WAH Salon

Wild, Ancient, Hidden, Gorgeous IRELAND
by Joel Simpson

Joel Simpson photos

Ireland, both the Republic and Northern Ireland, exudes authenticity: its landscape, alternately lush and stark; its prehistoric, ancient and Medieval sites; its small towns and villages; the rich geology of its breathtaking, rugged coastlines and interior wonders; its “haunted” ruins; its spectacular flora—and its reassuring lack of commercialism. The weather is famously changing, making for interesting skies, intermittent rain and sun during the course of a day.

You’ll see all this and more in my 90-minute slide show. Ireland is an easy country to visit (although sometimes the roads get very narrow.) I’ll talk about important practicalities, itineraries, and things to watch out for, including how to do it on your own (not in a group), and how to do it on a budget. I’ll also give some photographic advice. Questions are, as always, very welcome.

Video Presentation of AZ-UT Road Trip & Bryce Canyon
by Sanae Maeda Buck and Orin Buck

Orin and I dreamed that next time when we visited Arizona, we would visit Bryce Canyon in Utah to experience its amazing beauty.

It is in the land of fossils, so we saw a lot of stores and signs celebrating the age of dinosaurs. I wanted to include the dinosaur paintings of Naoaki Funayama to help us imagine how the landscape existed in ancient times. The scenery immediately reminded me of Atsuko Yuma, who is deeply committed to Native American culture & spirit, and she contributed the spiritual singing. Without both of them I don’t know if I could have created this video to hold my memories of Bryce Canyon.


Dance Performance
by Jennifer Primosch

Dance Performance by Jennifer Primosch

Jennifer Primosch has performed Middle Eastern dance for a decade. Her dance style evolved thanks to a trip through the Middle East, especially in Egypt, where she danced with a Bedouin dancer and Egyptian locals, including her bus driver! The sword is used in traditional Bedouin dance, and other props have come from various regions and adapted into American versions of Middle Eastern Dance

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