Staff Report

Local western writer and journalist William Reynolds will make what promises to be an
entertaining presentation on “The Golden Age of Western Art—From Russell to Mora to
De Yong” in support of the current exhibit on iconic California artist Jo Mora currently
on display at the Los Alamos Public Library.

His presentation is set for Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the Los Alamos Public
Library, 405 Helena Street. The event is free and open to the public.

William Reynolds is a Santa Ynez resident and award-winning writer who has worked in
the Western industry for over thirty-five years. He is author of several books on Western
life and art, including the best-selling The Faraway Horses. He also was the publisher of
the award-winning western journal Ranch & Reata.

Reynolds most recent book is Joe De Yong: A Life in the West, which will be released
this month. It is the first book on the life and art of the only protégé of western artist
Charles M. Russell.

The library exhibit features the work of Jo Mora (1876-1947), the talented multi-medium
Californian artist often called the “Renaissance Man of the West.” This is the latest in a
series of free historical and contemporary exhibits curated at the library by Los Alamos
artists Karen Gearhart Jensen and Kam Jacoby.
Friends of the Los Alamos Library

Established in 2013, the Friends of the Los Alamos Library is a committed group of
community leaders who raised $200,000 to establish a local library in this rural,
unincorporated community. The Los Alamos Public Library—the newest branch of the
Santa Maria Library System—opened in September 2015.