An art adventure

heroes

A Hero’s Journey
Fri. April 3 – Sun. May 10

Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Opening Reception Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Adventure awaits for Topeka families when A Hero’s Journey opens April 3 at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. It’s not your typical art exhibit; it’s 5 journeys through different global terrains guided by the multicultural tales of heroes, princesses, sea captains and untrustworthy crocodiles. Children who complete the journey get a certificate.

various artworks to be found at a hero's journey

certificate

Kids can pick their own paths through the journey, draw and color, use the tapestry loom and look at works of art from the library’s permanent collection that help to illustrate stories.

“Adults can get into this exhibit, too,” says Betsy Roe, curator. “Who doesn’t love a good heroic tale?”

edible books

Edible Book Festival
Fri. April 3
Marvin Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Across the rotunda from the gallery, the Edible Books Festival will be happening in Marvin Auditorium. This popular annual event features artistic, edible creations related to books. Contestants get quite creative in an attempt to win awards from “most likely to be devoured” to “best play on words.” Attendees are invited to vote for their favorites.

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.