Barbara Waterman-Peters is a member from Topeka.
Lawrence author Cathy Callen and Topeka artist/illustrator Barbara Waterman-Peters are hosting a book launch for their collaborative children’s book, A Packrat Named Orange on Sunday afternoon, March 5th, from 2:00-4:00. The event will be held in Topeka at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4775 W. 21st.
A Packrat Named Orange is a story about a packrat with an artist’s eye, who collects orange marbles for her under-the-porch-steps art museum. The book is based on the true story of the disappearance of orange marbles from the author’s front “marble garden.” The book is suitable for children ages 5-10. It includes a section of additional information with questions to ask readers for enhancing their experience of the book’s content. The book price is $20 plus 9.15 % tax.
It is not necessary to purchase a book to attend. Guests can enjoy round, orange snacks, play marble-related games such as Chinese Checkers, or win a prize by guessing the number of orange marbles in various containers. An exhibit of framed photographs will also be on display, including ones of the orange “Gates” from the 2005 Christo project in New York City taken by photographers Barry Molineux and Cathy Callen. More recent photographs of blue, green, red and orange marbles will add to the festivities.