Cal Poly Journalism supporters. Join with us in giving back to Cal Poly. Become part of our 'Alumni on a Journey' team today

Two Cal Poly emeritus professors, painter Robert Reynolds and journalist Jim Hayes, have joined forces to craft “The Art of Robert Reynolds: Quiet Journey.”  The 176-page, hardbound, large-format book captures the magic of San Luis Obispo, California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevada.  Reproduced on heavy art paper are 178 paintings, picked by Reynolds as representative of the best work he has done. Scenes of our beloved country and some of its people are accompanied by the prose of the artist, Hayes and others. Hayes said he welcomed the chance to work with his friend of three decades. “Robert is a grassroots representational artist,” he said. “He is a painstaking craftsman who has mastered his tools so well that his most carefully designed works give the illusion of being offhand." The book is a benefit project of the Cal Poly Alumni Association. An ad hoc group of Cal Poly alumni have joined together to sell this book as our way of honoring both Hayes and Reynolds, while giving back to the university we love.  

We are Cal Poly journalism alumni who have come together because we want to help sell this book. We are not making any money from the book or from its marketing. Simply put, we love Cal Poly and we admire Jim Hayes and Robert Reynolds. This volunteer effort is our way of giving back to the university and the teachers who have given so much to us.


QUIET JOURNEY. Artist Robert Reynolds, front row, left, and journalism professor emeritus Jim Hayes, are joined by Cal Poly Director of Alumni Relations Kim Gannon, back row, left, and journalism alums Ellen Pensky and Mark Looker at a planning session for marketing "Quiet Journey."


Other supporters of this grassroots marketing effort include: