Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Best known as a Beat era poet and co-founder of San Francisco’s City Lights book store and publishing company, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 93, is also a lifelong artist.

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art opens “Cross Pollination,” an exhibit of his writings, paintings and graphic works, on Saturday, June 23.

The show also includes some of his notebooks and sketchbooks, on public display for the first time.

Ferlinghetti’s first collection of poems, “A Coney Island of the Mind,” published in 1958 by New Directions, has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than 1 million copies.

The exhibit runs until Sept. 23 at 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Admission:$5, children under 12 free.

Information: 939-7862,