Saturday, June 8 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Let's Go Outdoors class
Reflections of the River
Let the sights and sounds of the Carmel River inspire you. Enjoy a gentle hike followed by readings from Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed. Then sketch, write, or create a sensory map, reflecting with guidance from the artist of this celebrated new book! Instructor: Paola Berthoin.
Garland Park Visitor Center
FREE Sign up here
This program coincides with MPRPD’s 14th Annual Summer Wildflower Show. Recommended materials: Journal, pencil & other art materials you wish to use.
Passion for Place will be available for sale at the event prior to the class.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 Carmel River Festival and Feast 11-4
Celebrate the river with games, horseback rides, kids activities, storytelling, plein air paint-out and competition. A feast of wild steelhead, wild game, oak-fired Carmel Valley organic vegetables and fruit, hot dogs (for kids), wine tastings and other libations. Call Jack Ellwanger at Pelican Network to learn how you can help support the festival. 831.667.2025. Festival and feast is sponsored by and supports the ongoing efforts of the Carmel River Steelhead Association and the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy. Paola is organizing the plein air paint out/competition. Passion for Place will be available for sale.
Saturday, May 19, 2013 - 10 am -12 pm
Watershed Awareness Day/Conservation Hike presented by the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, MPWMD and MPRPD.
Passion for Place will be there too!
click here to sign up. FREE.
Sunday, April 21 - 2-5 pm
In honor of Earth Day and in support of Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project (click to download document), Passion for Place will be featured at the Carmel Bay Company. Books now available at the Carmel Bay Company.
Saturday, April 27 MEarth Day event -"An all day celebration of local and green" Hilton Bialek Habitat near Carmel Middle School
RisingLeaf Watershed Arts will have a booth at this event. Passion for Place was made possible, in part, through generous funding from RisingLeaf. Click this link to see what RisingLeaf accomplished from 2001-2005. RisingLeaf is now shapeshifting and you can get a taste of it here. The mission of RisingLeaf is to inspire people in caring for watersheds wherever they live through the arts.April 3, 2013 Robert Louis Stevenson School
(For the RLS students and staff)
Paola will be presenting her watershed work along with three other artists as part of the one day symposium: "The Ocean: An Environment that Connects Us All."
April 6, 2013 Carmel Valley Library - 10:00 am
Nikki Nedeff, Laura Bayless, Bob Schuh and Paola Berthoin will share from Passion for Place. Paola will also share about how the book and CD project came together through interviews, research and the art of bookmaking for independent publishers.
March 23 Celebration of the Carmel River - 9:30 - 4:30
An all day affair organized with Green Heart Works to visit three locations along the river in honor of International Rivers Day, World Water Day, and the Spring Equinox! 10.00 for the day/5.00 per stop. Lagoon site free. Sign up by contacting Paola through this website. We look forward to sharing the time with you along the river. Click here for flyer describing the day (.pdf download) And here is the link to the article in the Monterey County Weekly.
March 19 Hacienda Carmel 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Preserving the Carmel River and the Gateway to Big Sur: History, Victories, Heroes, and Challenges for the Future.
A free talk by Stanford University biology professor and Big Sur Land Trust board chair George Somero. Sponsored by Carmel Valley Association.
Passion for Place will be available for sale.
February 26 10:30 - 6:00 Focus the Region 2013 at CSUMB
Passion for Place will have a table at this event.
Sim Van der Ryn will be giving a talk on Empathic Design: Reconnecting People, Nature and Ourselves. Click on the green links to learn more.
January 4, 2013 - February 14, 2013
Pacific Grove Art Center - A selection of Paola's watershed paintings on display in the Annand Gallery (Solo show)
February 9 and 14
Paola will be at the Pacific Grove Art Center from 12 - 2:00 pm to share about her paintings and Passion for Place.
February 14 is the last day for this solo show. Valentine's Day treats await you!
February 17, 2013 1:00 -3:00
Old Capitol Books, Monterey - New readings from Passion for Place by Nikki Nedeff, Alexander "Zan" Henson, Barbara Mossberg, Mary Cunov and a surprise guest. Book signing/sales.February 2, 2013 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Paola will be at the P.G. Art Center to share about her paintings and Passion for Place.
January 30, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 pm
at the Pilgrim's Way Bookstore in partnership with Sustainable Carmel. It will feature a surprise guest, thoughts on Bioregional Imagination... imagining a different future as if the land and rivers mattered.... with audience participation and excerpts read from the book.
January 12 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Pacific Grove Art Center - Talk on Ecological Imagination, readings from Passion for Place, book signing/sales. Opening is January 4, 7-9 pm.December 22 1 - 3 pm
Pilgrim's Way Books, "Meet and Greet" editor/publisher of Passion for Place, Paola Berthoin, book signing/book sales
December 15 3 pm - 5 pm
Carl Cherry Center - Readings from Passion for Place, art show, light refreshments, book signing/sales...December 8 11 am - 2:30 pm
Book Signing and book sales at the Wild Bird Haven (Del Monte Shopping Center) with Pamela Takigawa, Dale Agron and Paola Berthoin
December 1 1:00 - 3:00 pm Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club
November 24 and 25, 10-6 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday
Artists Equity Gallery/Gift Show at the Crossroads, Carmel
Book sales, paintings, photographs, cards, prints
November 2, 2012
The books have arrived!
They are ready for sale in time for the holiday season. You can let me know what you would like by filling out the contact form on this website. Thank you.
August 13, 2012
All 200 pages of the book are now printed! Once the cover is printed this week, all will be shipped to AZ to be bound, then shipped back for final finishing and delivery. Book release gatherings will be scheduled once the books are in hand...
July 24, 2012
Passion for Place will be going to press July 26! Once all is printed, all will be shipped to Arizona to be bound. When it comes back, the CD will be inserted into the holder in the back of the book, the books wrapped in paper, then brought to Carmel Valley! This all should be completed by mid-September.
This has been quite a process. I decided to do the book three years ago, July 19, 2009. And now, the time draws near for the book to be released! If you wish to pre-order the book, please go to the contact page where you can email me with your information. Thank you.
Below are images from the first and second days' printing. What is amazing is to see how much paper it takes to create 1000 books! (book is 200 pages) Click on the first image and it will take you to a much larger image with caption. Click the arrow in the right corner of that larger image box to see each image...
Days three through six... Marathon sessions of press checks requires great concentration to make sure the color balance is as close to the proof as possible. Once the current sheet is signed off, the press starts running and 1000 sheets have run through the press in about half an hour!