Virtual Steinbeck Country Global Festival accepted my abstract image, Northeast,Day 13, for their annual festival. During the pandemic although things are mixed and many changes abound the Steinbeck Museum held their show virtually. The exhibit is housed in the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California. The virtual aspect allows for people all over the world to attend and be influenced by the words and life of author John Steinbeck. The photographic image the the show reminds me of the opening line Of Mice and Men, “A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green.”

Steinbeck Country Global Festival Steinbeck Country Global Festival A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green

The Exhibition is virtual

Making a virtue of necessity, officials at the National Steinbeck Center have announced that the August 1-2, 2020 Steinbeck Country Global Festival will move online, motivated by COVID-19 and the need to think globally while acting locally to support the arts in John Steinbeck’s home town of Salinas, California. An annual event for more than a quarter of a century, the festival has experimented with dates, formats, and marketing strategies in the past, all in an effort to engage two contrasting constituencies—the multicultural community of Cannery Row and California’s Central Coast; fans of Steinbeck’s fiction from other states and countries—in honoring the famous local author who attracted the latter during his life by celebrating the former in his work. To visit the please click this link.

About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and the author of Of Mice and MenThe Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. Steinbeck dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer before achieving success as a writer. His works often dealt with social and economic issues. His 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath, about the migration of a family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California, won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Steinbeck served as a war correspondent during World War II, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Read more about hime here.

How to purchase the work

The work above is available for sale. Living with this photograph will inspire your thoughts to wander and drift into a meditative relaxation. How do you put a price tag on this type of daily connection? To purchase please send me a note through the contact form.

Update: Permanent Collection

This work is in the permanent collection of the Steinbeck Center.

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