Herb Walk with Obi Kaufmann

Saturday Jun 29 2019   9:00 AM
  1207 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA  map

Author of the best-selling and award-winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will make a return appearance in Ojai on Saturday, June 29, on the statewide book tour for his next published work, The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource. Obi’s February 2018 visit here included a nature walk, painting demonstration, and book signing. It was a sold-out event. This time we are stretching our legs to get to a free-flowing stream in Matilija Canyon, a fitting place to learn about his latest book. The hike will be a fairly easy walk of one mile each way with one creek crossing. As we did last time, we will return to a downtown Ojai lecture space for the afternoon. The indoor session will include an on-the-spot, live painting in the watercolor-and-calligraphy style of the book’s illustrations.

This event will go on rain or shine with an added indoor morning session in case of rain. Registrants will receive confirmation and updates by email.

$30 adults, $25 seniors 62-up, $15 students 13-17. Registration info here.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is www.coyoteandthunder.com.