Opening Reception and Conversation with Author and Artist Laura Cunningham

Thursday Sep 13 2012   6:00 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Laura Cunningham, author of A State of Change, will give an artist talk in the Goldman Theater as part of the opening reception of her show, “Laura Cunningham: Before California.” The show runs September 13 through January 30, 2013. The talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a wine reception to follow at 7:00 p.m.

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Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich