november, 2021

20nov2:00 pm4:00 pmMeet Rue Whittaker & “Indigo Animal & Dame Eleanor Marmot’”Hosted by Art in Public Places Committe & Lamorinda Arts Council2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

The public is invited to an outdoor reception honoring sculptor Rue Whittaker who will answer questions about “Indigo Animal and Dame Eleanor Marmot” on Sat. Nov. 20, 2-4:00 p.m. in front of the Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 94563. Light refreshments will be served. Families and children are most welcome.

Indigo Animal and Dame Eleanor Marmot began as a gleam in Whittaker’s eye when she started writing “Indigo Animal: The Complete Trilogy.” “Indigo Animal appeared to me as a gender neutral character,” said Whittaker, continuing, “so I suggest we use the pronouns “they” and “their” to think about Indigo.” The book can be described as an ‘interior journey,’ to be started and stopped wherever you like. Page one of the book states the reason for Indigo’s quest: “Every morning, Indigo Animal wonders, ‘What is my purposes in life?’” Whittaker, who is also a psychotherapist in private practice, said the book uses active imagination (a la Carl Jung) to tell Indigo’s story. The final 320 page book is richly illustrated by the author; you can find it in the Orinda Library and at Orinda Books.

Hosted by the City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) and Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC). Rain or shine event. All COVID-19 precautions observed.

Questions? Call the LAC at 925.359.9949 or email  For more information about APPC visit; visit LAC online at


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


City of Orinda Art in Public Places, 925.254.2445 Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563