Obi Kaufmann at the Point Arena Public Library

Sunday Feb 25 2018   2:00 PM
Coast Community Library  225 Main St, Point Arena, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his number-one, best-selling California Field Atlas to the Coast Community Library in Point Arena on Sunday, February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Obi will give a brief presentation about the book, demonstrating how to best read and enjoy this groundbreaking work, and will also expound his concept of Geographic Literacy and its vital quality to the fight to defend California’s natural world. Obi will not only be offering personalized, signed copies of the book, but will also make available a selection of his recently made original watercolor trail paintings.

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 www.coyoteandthunder.com.