Obi Kaufmann at Forager Tasting Room & Eatery

Saturday Jun 02 2018   6:00 PM
Forager Tasting Room & Eatery  420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA  map

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust in welcoming artist, writer, and California naturalist Obi Kaufmann to San Jose! POST will be hosting a gathering at Forager Tasting Room with a talk by Obi about his new, groundbreaking book, The California Field Atlas. There will be live music, and appearances by other local artists who focus on land and nature. Meet other local art and open space lovers and have an early opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Obi’s book! The California Field Atlas illuminates the vast array of life in California through beautiful artwork. Obi’s masterpiece is a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that details the local topography.

Free and open to the public. All guests who register in advance on Eventbrite will recieve a custom POST bandana designed by Obi Kaufmann! More 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.