CMS Welcomes Taylor Lockwood for “Mushrooms of America” — Friday, Oct. 29th 2010
A presentation by Taylor Lockwood, October 29th at LCC Forum Auditorium, Bldg. 17, Room 308.
Taylor Lockwood has been traveling all around the world and now he is going to be in Eugene on October 29th 2010 to present his new video, “Mushrooms of America.” It is a mycological mushroom romp around the country. There will be time at the end for your questions.
In his latest DVD Taylor takes the best of ten years of his videos and weaves them with imagination, humor, and science into a travelogue, people log, and mycolog that is as entertaining as it is informative.
“Mushrooms of America” features some of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful mushrooms and mushroom hunters in North America. Travel with Taylor from Florida to Nova Scotia to Washington State to California and many parts in-between.
Seen through the eye of Taylor’s camera mushrooms provide a delicious display of form, texture, and color unlike anything you have seen in most books or videos. He includes mushrooms that have shapes that defy description.
Location: LCC Forum Auditorium, Bldg. 17, Room 308
Time: Friday, Oct. 29th, 7 PM
Cost: Suggested donation $5-10
Taylor will also be at the Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Sunday, October 31, presenting his new 2011 “Beautiful Mushrooms of the World” calendars, as well as his books featuring some of the most amazing mushroom photographs you will ever see, posters, DVD’s, etc.
Taylor grew up near Seattle taking to music at an early age. After high school he entered the U. of Washington College of Architecture, but by the time he was 21 he was playing several musical instruments and soon moved to California to start a band. After three bands and seven years of heat and smog in California, he set out for a cooler and greener place to live.
In the middle of the rainy season he moved to Mendocino, California, and discovered mushrooms, bought a camera, and started taking photos. After a year of customizing his equipment and focusing his photography direction, he presented his first slide show for the Los Angeles Mycological Society annual fair. Since then he has taken thousands of photos and done hundreds of shows in the U.S. and around the world.
Praised for his work and vision to promote the beauty of mushrooms, he has gained acclaim with mycologists, mushroom enthusiasts, photography critics, and nature lovers around the world. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications.
You can check out his websites at: www.kingdomoffungi.com, www.fungiphoto.com, and www.taylorlockwood.com. Be sure to see him on U-Tube dancing to Mushroom Fever.
Plan on attending to support Cascade Mycological Society in bringing Taylor Lockwood to Eugene.