The Nature of Things Speaker Series Featuring Obi Kaufmann

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  By Tova Fleming, Effie Yeaw Nature Center
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Best-selling artist, naturalist, and poet Obi Kaufmann. Courtesy Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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Art from Kaufmann’s first book the California Field Atlas (Heyday Books 2017). Courtesy Effie Yeaw Nature Center

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Best-selling artist, naturalist, and poet Obi Kaufmann is coming to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael on October 8, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Kaufmann’s first book the California Field Atlas (Heyday Books 2017) quickly became a best seller, spending two months in the number one spot for non-fiction in the San Francisco Chronicle.  The California Field Atlas blends science and art to illuminate the vast array of the natural world in California.  In the book, Obi Kaufmann provides a narrative of the shaping forces of earth, air, fire and water along with exquisite hand-painted maps, and spirited illustrations of wildlife.  The book has won awards from the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. 

For his second book, The State of Water, Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource, Kaufmann turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s most complex and controversial resource:  water. In The State of Water, Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment.  The book is interspersed throughout with hand painted maps, and trail paintings of animals that might survive under a careful water ethic. Kaufmann shows how California can usher in a new era of responsible water conservation, and — perhaps most importantly — how we may do so together.

Please join us October 8 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  As artist, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling CALIFORNIA FIELD ATLAS and THE STATE OF WATER to the EFFIE YEAW NATURE CENTER (2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608).  

Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art and restoring California’s natural world, followed by a Q&A session.  Obi will be signing copies of his books, and offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings for sale.

Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets can be purchased on-line: $12 for members, and $17 for non-members atwww.sacnaturecenter.net.

Follow the Nature Center @EffieYeawNC, and follow Obi on Instagram @coyotethunder.