"Yellow House, Mauve Sky" is a fable by Judith Hert about a mouse who becomes a painter. Not a children's book, the story's climax is Morris Mouse's first show and the books' art is the paintings from that show. So Judith is channeling a mouse, insecure and largely self trained but in love with color. The story begins with the Degas quote: "It's easy to paint when you don't know how but difficult when you do." The story includes an art review by the Morris's friend the Critical Crow. This is a small, arty or artful, playful book, not easily categorized.
Judith Hert lives, writes, paints in Truchas on the High Road where she has her own gallery. In her previous life she was a college teacher and administrator.
Andrew Gulliford is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program. He teaches popular college courses in wilderness and environmental history and is the author of America’s Country Schools, Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions, andBoomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale, which won the Colorado Book Award. He also edited Preserving Western History, which was voted one of the best books on the Southwest by the Tucson-Pima County Library. His articles and photographs have appeared in national publications including High Country News, Preservation, American Heritage, Colorado Heritage, andMontana.
The Executive Director of The Western Environmental Law Center, Attorney Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, On Methane Emissions in Four Corners With Tom Singer, Ph.D.
Erik Schlenker-Goodrich was appointed Executive Director in 2012. He joined WELC as an attorney in 2003 and has worked to safeguard our climate from dirty fossil fuels, promote our transition to the efficient use of carbon free, renewable energy, and protect the American West’s rivers and wildlands. Before taking over the reins, Erik served as both the director of the Southwest office (Taos, N.M.) and of WELC's Climate & Energy Program. Prior to joining WELC, he worked for The Wilderness Society as an attorney on public lands issues. Erik is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Natural Resources, and earned his law degree and an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of Oregon School of Law.