Obi Kaufmann at the Kensington Public Library

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:30 PM
Kensington Public Library  61 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the Kensington Library. Kaufmann will give a short presentation followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

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