Readings, Reflection & Music: This Sacred Land: Images & Words from Point Reyes

Todd Pickering, Point Reyes Community Contributors and Show Curators

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Toby's Feed Barn
    11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
  • Venue: Toby's Feed Barn
  • Cost: Free

This Sacred Land: Images & Words from Point Reyes pairs Todd Pickering's masterful black-and-white photography of land and nature with words by local community members. Todd has been walking the curves and edges of the Point Reyes landscape his whole life, coming to know the seasons, to sense the nuances of the land and all her denizens: to belong to this place. Evocative photographs mingle with words written by community members: a farmer; a doctor; a surfer; a singer; two students; and diverse others. They tell of how and where they have come to know the sacred in the land of Point Reyes—the place they call home. This exhibit is collaboration, intended as an invitation, and an open question....Where and how do you experience the sacred in the land of Point Reyes?


  • Show is open September 5th to 30th
  • Saturday, September 7 from 2-4pm: Art Opening Celebration
  • Thursday, September 26 from 5-7pm: Readings, Reflection & Music with Show Contributors & Curators

Toby's Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. For more information about the gallery, visit Toby's Feed Barn website. Read the article in the Point Reyes Light about the show!

Todd Pickering

Todd received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he concentrated on landscape photography and sculpture. Travels have taken him from above the Arctic Circle in Norway to the rainforests in Hawaii and the jungles of Sri Lanka. In recent years you can find him walking the edges of Point Reyes and working with the Latino Photography Project. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, books and corporate collections. Todd is a Mesa Refuge alum.

Geography of Hope

In 2019, Geography of Hope is expanding from a one-weekend event to a year-long series of gatherings, pilgrimages, film screenings, conversations and art exhibits that explore the theme of “The Sacred in the Land.”