Live! Art & Algae: Journey into The Curious World of Seaweed
In an art & science salon, author Josie Iselin will share seaweed stories from her newest book, The Curious World of Seaweed, describing how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche and highlighting some cool women scientists. She explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region along our Pacific Coast. Historical botanical illustrations and Iselin's signature portraits of each specimen reveal their vibrant colors—whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green—and whimsical shapes.
The Curious World of Seaweed (Heyday, 2019), has been shortlisted for both the Northern California Book Awards and the Alice Award honoring illustrated books. Josie holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. Through art, design, and research, Iselin celebrates the marine flora and brings thoughtfulness and stewardship to this realm of our oceans.
Through a partnership with Flashlight Books (flashlightbooks.com), a copy of The Curious World of Seaweed can be ordered on their website or by calling 925-278-1797. Autographed book plates will be included with every book purchase.
Thank you to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Presenting Sponsor: the Simpson Family. Masterpiece Sponsors: Ray and Kristin Abraham; and Robin Kokemor Rangel and Arthur Rangel. Classic Sponsors: Cindy and Bob Brittain; Lynn and Gregory Nerland; and Lisa Wrenn and Peter Magnani. Bestseller Sponsors: Cindy and Gary Darling. Media and Print Sponsors: Diablo magazine, East Bay Times, and Minuteman Press Lafayette.