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MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books hosting Kreahling, Barnes

Bill Kreahling and Julie Barnes display copies of "Coloring Book of Complex Function Representations."

An authors’ event for an adult coloring book with a mathematical theme will take place at MadStone Cafe & Catching Light Books at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

“Coloring Book of Complex Function Representations” was created by two faculty members of Western Carolina University’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Julie Barnes and Bill Kreahling. The 39-page book features 18 images and the math that produced them.

Adult coloring books are a popular trend, appealing to users as a type of art therapy, creative hobby and relaxation method. Barnes and Kreahling’s coloring book has proven a hit among both mathematicians and non-mathematicians since its publication in the summer of 2017.

The combination eatery and bookstore is located in WCU’s Noble Hall. For more information, call MadStone Cafe & Catching Light Books at 828-293-0741.

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