Thursday, January 28, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets & Registration

Free Admission


In collaboration with The Stacks, art & design bookstore, the CAC will present a book reading and family artmaking workshop.

Local actor Cameron-Mitchell Ware will read Tomi Ungerer's Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors. Following the reading, families can participate in an art workshop where they will learn how to create shaving cream prints. Copies of Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors will be available for purchase through The Stacks. 

Food and beverages, featuring discounts and a specialty cocktail, will be available for purchase in the The Cafe at the CAC. 


Tomi Ungerer is an award-winning illustrator and trilingual author. He has published over 140 books, ranging from his much loved children’s books to his controversial adult work. He is famous for his sharp social satire and his witty aphorisms—he ranges from the fantastic to the autobiographical. Ungerer's career has also encompassed Architectural Design, Invention, Advertising, and Sculpture.


Tomi Ungerer's classic tale is about a bat who learns to embrace his differences through friendship. Like all bats, Rufus sees life in black and white, until he chances upon an outdoor movie theatre and is awakened to the dazzling world of colors for the first time. Inspired and excited, Rufus paints his own wings and ventures out into the day, only to discover that his unusual appearance attracts unwelcome attention. Though he is initially rejected for his difference, Rufus soon learns to accept himself for who he is, thanks to a new friend. First published in 1961, this classic story of difference and acceptance is as relevant today. Beautifully written and illustrated by the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator, Tomi Ungerer is the winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award for children's literature.

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