I've written about Jonathon Keats on Extreme Craft before...chiefly his "Agrifolk in America" project, whereby he "farmed" art by providing drawing implements to 50 trees on a Christmas tree farm in Georgia. Since then, he's stayed busy engineering God in a petri dish, designing a ouija voting booth, choreographing a ballet for honeybees and creating a porn theater for houseplants.
Adam Gopnik just wrote a great New Yorker article about Jonathon's houseplant porn theater, which was installed at the AC Institute in Chelsea. Gopnik came about as close as anyone has been able to come to describing what Keats does when he called him a "poet of ideas".
College of the Redwoods is extremely pleased to be bringing Jonathon to Eureka for a visiting artist lecture at the Accident Gallery at 210 C Street. The lecture will be free and open to the public and start at 8:00. If you're up in Eureka, stop by for an evening of conversation with one of America's greatest living art treasures.... your houseplants will thank you for attending.