Bay Currents with Josie Iselin

Tuesday Sep 10 2019   7:00 PM
St. Alban's Episcopal Church  1501 Washington Ave, Albany, CA  map

Join us as artist and naturalist Josie Iselin introduces her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed. Focused on ecology, this book brings to life the ways that these colorful and varied marine algae are vital to life on the Pacific’s edge. Botanical drawings as well as Josie’s unique and stunning art work will make this talk as beautiful as it is fascinating.

Bay Currents talks, on Bay Area natural history and environmental issues, are on second or third Tuesdays at the St. Alban’s Parish Hall. Refreshments 7:00 p.m.; talks 7:30 p.m. Talks are free, but seating is limited. Full fall schedule here (PDF).

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 Photo credit: Anne Hamersky