Obi Kaufmann at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Fireside Chat

Sunday Jan 19 2020   3:30 PM
Golden Era  309 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA  map

Join Obi Kaufmann, the featured artist for this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, to discuss his process, inspiration, and activism. Obi is the best-selling author of The California Field Atlas and The State of Water, and travels all over the state working on his new books and paintings, meeting with communities and organizations determined to protect California’s superlative natural world. At this fireside chat, Obi will be presenting his portfolio of original paintings and offering a selection of books and exclusive lithographs for sale.

For more information about this year’s festival: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/about-the-festival/

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.