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.
WHO ARE WE?
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:
Mark Looker, owner, Looker Communications, Modesto, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Buck, Asst. Business Editor, Sacramento Bee and Paul Page, Owner, Page Design Inc., Sacramento email@example.com
Bill Mattos, President, Calif. Poultry Federation, Modesto, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Pensky, owner, Bumblebee Marketing Services, Pleasanton email@example.com
Susan French firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Bedwell, Information Officer, DCA Office Of Public Affairs, California Office of Privacy Protection, Sacramento MBedwell@cslb.ca.gov
Francis Squire, Marketing Director, West Hills College, Coalinga, FrancesSquire@westhillscollege.com
Kathy Beasley, The Write Connection, Sacramento email@example.com
Mike and Rita Claverie Bohl firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike and Diane Conway, Mike - Public Information Officer, City of Merced, email@example.com
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Agree to become a charter member of the "Alumni on a Journey" team. We believe that word-of-mouth will help sell this book. If you know of fellow alumni who might be interested in buying this book, we are simply asking that you become involved in our grassroots effort and ask them to buy a copy. Remember: You are under no financial commitment! Individuals who tell you they will buy the book will make the purchase directly through the El Corral bookstore website. Here is the link you can provide to people who commit: to a purchase: http://www.elcorralbookstore.com/books/index.aspx?catID=11
I DON'T LIKE ASKING PEOPLE FOR MONEY- WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Are you in a job where you can write a book review or cajole a colleague to write a review? Any and all publicity is appreciated. Here is a link to the Cal Poly press release to give you background information.
WHERE WILL THE PROCEEDS GO?
Funds will support Cal Poly activities through the Alumni Association.
WHAT DOES THE BOOK LOOK LIKE? Click here to view some selected artwork.
WHAT DO I DO NEXT
Just say yes! Click here to send an email to Mark Looker and say you want to join the "Alumni on a Journey" team. You will be contacted with further information about this program. We want your volunteer efforts to be recognized as well in future publicity we plan to issue about this campaign.
Please join with us in this effort. Remember: You are under no financial commitment!