Former CAC Story Tree takes root at Madisonville Branch

Who: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Contemporary Arts Center

What: The Story Tree by ArtWorks Teens with Natsuko Dyer

Where: Madisonville Branch, 4830 Whetsel Ave.

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Why: The CAC donated the “Story Tree” to the Library so it would continue to inspire young readers. This work celebrates the global role of storytelling. The large tree mural was inspired by the beloved children’s book author Eric Carle to act as the connection between each story. On the limbs, you find boxes that reveal the story as each piece of Plexiglas is pulled out. The teens from ArtWorks chose a variety of stories from different countries and traditions — Hansel and Gretel, The Emperor’s New Clothes, James and the Giant Peach, How the Coyote Stole Fire, The Gingerbread Man, and Urashimo Taro.

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