February 2021 Conservation Icons: Obi Kaufmann

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 via Zoom for an intimate talk with celebrated artist, author and naturalist Obi Kaufmann, author of the bestselling “The California Field Atlas,” and the recently released “The Forests of California.”

Using his paintings and prose-poetry as a starting point, the Kaufmann will take us on a tour of his art and conservation work and discuss how his East Bay roots have shaped his new and spirited vision for California conservation and popular ecology.

Having set aside a career as a gallery artist to capture the state’s trails, parks and wildlife in luminous watercolor, Kaufmann combines his prose and visuals in fascinating books that serve as interpretive guides to California’s precious resources. Growing up on Mount Diablo, Kaufmann has a deep and personal knowledge of our local natural world that informs his singular work. Through art and science, he tells a story of how the road through geographic literacy leads to a new era of conservation that we can usher in together. By addressing the profound changes our unique landscape has undergone and continues to go through, Kaufmann explores “what it might mean for the future of humanity in this most beautiful and perilous of all places, our beloved California.”

Proceeds from the Conservation Icons speaker series will help Lindsay Wildlife care for its animal ambassadors and wildlife hospital patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • February 2021 Conservation Icons: Obi Kaufmann
    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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