CANCELED: Obi Kaufmann at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Tuesday Feb 27 2018   6:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his number-one, best-selling California Field Atlas to the South Lake Tahoe Library. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of hand-painted maps and wildlife renderings and based on his decades of walking the backcountry of California, The California Field Atlas is a phenomenal testimony to the natural world of Golden State unlike anything that has come before. Full of character and color, The California Field Atlas has quickly become a new classic, being hailed as a “gorgeously illustrated compendium” (Sunset) that “will provide you with a greater appreciation for the state’s ecological jewels and landmarks. Kaufmann’s writing offers us hope during this trying time for conservationism and climactic pushback” (San Francisco Chronicle). Obi will be presenting the book with a short presentation and Q&A session, and then will offer signed copies for sale. Read his essays and check out his art at and follow him on Instagram @coyotethunder and on twitter @obikaufmann.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the South Lake Tahoe Library’s website.

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