The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

Created by Helen Lewis of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

5th Grader at Madeira Middle School

Organizer: Cathy Born

Title: Flutter; The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey. Written by Erin E. Moulton

Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).

Materials: Canvas and acrylic paints.

About: Moulton writes a heartfelt family story with page-turning adventures for Grades 3-7. This is Helen’s favorite book. “…this story tells about the relationship of two sisters dedicated to helping their sick sister. This book is sad, but it has comedy. “

Helen’s panel features the butterfly that leads two sisters to a mountain so they can find medicine for their sick newborn sister.

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

Created by Kate McDonough of The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

5th Grader at Madeira Middle School

Organizer: Cathy Born

Title: The Lorax; Written by Dr. Seuss

Theme: Imagination

Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints, markers, and pencil.

About: The Lorax is Dr. Seuss’ 30th book and it is Kate’s favorite. “I love how the Lorax involves nature, while it’s trying to be saved.” Recommended for Grades 1-4. The panel includes scenes from the book including the Lorax, the sign with UNLESS on it, and the Truffula trees.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to bet better, it’s not.” –Dr. Seuss

The Book Explorers, Cincinnati, OH

Created by The Book Explorers, A book club for Grades 3-5, Founded in 2012, Cincinnati, OH

Organizer: Cathy Born

Title: The Book Explorers

Theme: Our favorite story (imagination).

Materials: Canvas, acrylic paints, felt, yarn, paper, wood, patch, and spray adhesive glue.

About: This panel symbolizes the Explorers’ passion for reading. You will always find them reaching for a good book. The background was inspired by the group’s latest selection, a science fiction fantasy novel and Newbery Medal winner, A Wrinkle in Time. The geometrical shapes using Madeira colors – blue and yellow – represent tesseract, a fifth-dimensional phenomenon explained as being similar to folding the fabric of space and time.

In the spirit of the book and its theme of time travel, and space, the group embarked on an adventure to participate in The Dream Rocket Project. This panel, along with the 14 other panels you see today will be included along with 5,000 – 8,000 other artworks which will be assembled side by side to fully wrap a Saturn V Moon Rocket replica for a 60 day exhibition, scheduled for May 1 – June 30, 2015, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.