Obi Kaufmann Presents
Ecological Connectivity and Restoration in Art and Science
Finley Community Center
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Obi Kaufmann, the best-selling author of “The California Field Atlas,” brings his work to the Sonoma County Community on Tuesday, February 11 for an exclusive presentation that includes an introduction to his newest book, “The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource.” The acclaimed naturalist, writer, and artist grew up adventuring around Mount Diablo — and falling in love with it — before deciding in college to pursue a career in visual arts. A lifelong backpacker, Obi wrote his first book, “The California Field Atlas,” after enjoying decades of California summers, with “more days without a roof on the trail than under one in a house.” He integrates his background as an artist and a trained mathematician into his own brand of storytelling — what he calls “systems stories” — melding analysis and aesthetics through nature writing and watercolor paintings to present a new vision for the conservation of California. His books, prints, and cards will be available for sale after the presentation.
Welcome Reception and Talk at 6:00 pm
Join us before the talk for a special opportunity to mingle with Obi Kauffman during a small reception. Ask questions, get your book signed, nosh and enjoy delicious local wines from our partner wineries. There will be a special unveiling of an art piece created by Obi just for Sonoma Land Trust. You’ll also have first dibs on Obi Kauffman prints, cards and books for sale. Limited tickets are available.
For more information:
$25 Reception & Talk / $20 for Sonoma Land Trust members
$12 General / $10 for Sonoma Land Trust members
Finley Community Center Auditorium
2060 W College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401