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A Modernist’s Guide to Point Lobos

We have an exciting presentation to finish out 2014:  Karen Crews Hendon from the Monterey Museum of Art will engage us in an interactive discussion around the Point Lobos inspired works of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.  These two preeminent champions and artists of black and white photography changed the direction of the art form in the twentieth century through the power of their commitment to their ideas as well as their captured images.  Point Lobos as their frequent muse and endlessly inspiring outdoor studio created a powerful influence on them, and they in turn on generations and scores of admirers and photographers to follow. Using nature’s infinitely mysterious forms they gave us startlingly real images that influenced and popularized genres of abstract photography and how we view the natural world.

Karen is the Chief Curator of the Monterey Museum of Art and previously curated collections at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Museum of Latin American Art and others.  She earned her Master’s in Fine Art from California State University, Fullerton and Bachelors of Arts dual degrees in Orchestral Music Performance and Spanish.  Some of her most notable exhibitions include Rodin- Light and Shadow, and Return to the Sea- Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto.

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 Leave us messages here for any merchandise that needs restocking, or contact ➧  Sue Miller.

Did you know that proceeds from all merchandise sold at Info Station supports Point Lobos State Natural Reserve?   We have introduced a  baseball hat and a fleece vest embroidered with Pt Lobos and the Sea Lion logo. 

Point Lobos Baseball hat (new) $20.00,  and Pt . Lobos Fleece Vest S, M, L  (new) $50.00.

Thank you all for a great job! MM.

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Mission Statements

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:30pm
    Information Station
    Tama Olver
  • Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:30am
    Information Station
    Nelson Balcar
  • Fri, 11/28/2014 - 1:00pm
    Information Station
    Daniel Turner


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School Walks

To schedule a school field trip please contact Melissa Gobell, School Coordinator at:  (831) 625-1470

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors.  Interested?  For training schedule contact:  Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator  (831) 625-1470