Delta photos central to upcoming Museum on Main event | News – California News

Delta photos central to upcoming Museum on Main event | News – California News

The Delta with Mount Diablo in the background. (Photo by Rich Turner)

Museum on Main is hosting photographer Rich Turner for its next “Discussion with…,” at 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 5).

Turner specializes in photographs of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an often politicized region, which links California’s largest rivers to the West Coast’s largest estuary and the San Francisco Bay. The Delta has been transformed by levees, land reclamation, agriculture, urbanization, dredging, dams, water diversions and water exports into a huge network of interconnected river channels, sloughs, canals and islands that is as bountiful as it is beautiful.

Turner will use his photos and experiences living on the edge of the Delta to share his more than 40-year romance with the waterway. He sees it as a real place where people are living, working, playing and raising their families — a wildlife paradise that also produces food for the world. The discussion will explore its dynamic, complicated and vital landscape.

From 5-6 p.m., after the presentation, there will be a public reception with refreshments and wine poured by the Delta’s Bogle Vineyards & Winery, and Turner will be available to answer questions.

This program is being presented in conjunction with the Museum on Main’s current exhibit, “Delta Grandeur.” It is free, but preregistration is required. Call 462-2766.

Museum on Main’s new lecture series entitled “A Discussion with …” aims to provide attendees with an intimate space to learn from and share with speakers. For more information, visit

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