2019 Seaweed Symposium with Josie Iselin: Our Kelp, A Seaweed Conversation

Friday Aug 16 2019   5:30 PM
Downtown Discovery Center  338 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA  map

Larry Knowles, owner of Rising Tide Sea Vegetables, and author/artist Josie Iselin will talk about the kelps of the local Mendocino Coast and in particular the threatened kelp forest. They are both passionate advocates for the marine algae and kelp of our near shore waters and will thrill you will stories from their experiences and work in the intertidal ecosystems of our area.

Limited space. Pre-registration required. Email maggie@noyocenter.org for full details; more info here.

Josie IselinJosie Iselin is author of eight books that focus on those forms in nature we find at hand—in particular, at the beach. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer to generate imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. Her writing and art focused on seaweeds, kelp, and sea otter put her on the forefront of ocean activism, collaborating with scientists and groups working to preserve the kelp forests of our Pacific Coast. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums, and she has designed a line of luxury scarves and shower curtains. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery. Visit her website at www.josieiselin.com. Photo credit: Anne Hamersky