A Tree Lives - Art Inspires Art : How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? by The Touchstone Center for Children
Brooklyn Heights Library
Poetry, interactive sculptures and festive banners on display at the Brooklyn Heights Library presented by The Touchstone Center for Children and Brooklyn Children's Museum.
An exhibition featuring two large participatory sculptural works by sculptor, Kathy Creutzburg, along with accompanying banners of children's original writings, inspired by and based on the poems, The Bird of Imagining (illustrated by Noah Baen) and A Tree Lives by poet and educator, Richard Lewis. Both of these poems grew out of the Touchstone Center for Children's arts and education work with children in New York City Public Schools.
Richard Lewis founded The Touchstone Center in 1969. He has been the director of the Center since then, initiating and implementing its various programs. Richard has edited and written a number of books highlighting the poetic and mythic traditions from diverse cultures. He has given workshops throughout the United States and Canada, and has taught at the New School for Social Research, Fordham University, Bank Street College of Education, Rutgers University, Western Washington University, Queens College and the Lesley College Graduate School.
A complete listing of Richard Lewis's books can be found at Books by Richard Lewis (as PDF).
Special thanks to Marcos Stafne and Erik Fiks of Brooklyn Children's Museum.