An art adventure


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


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 is a former employee and wrote many stories and articles for the library.