Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library in welcoming artist Michael Albert for his Modern Pop Art Experience, where we will take recycling packaging to a fine arts level! Come use every day materials, like cereal boxes, to create your own unique piece of collage art. Simple and fun, you will never see your recyclables the same way again. No experience required, all ages welcome!
All materials included, but feel free to bring your favorite cardboard food packaging for use in your art! Cereal boxes recommended.
Featured Artist: Michael Albert
Michael Albert began creating art during the latter part of his college years at NYU. During the first seven years he drew extensively, mostly with wax oil sticks but also with pen and ink, colored pencils, markers, and crayons.
In 1994 he began creating collages from extra stickers he accumulated from junk mail and his home and business life.
In 1995, he began making collages from surplus and discarded photographs and in 1996 he created his first completed Pop Art work from a discarded Frosted Flakes cereal box (The Birth of Cerealism, 1996). Since then he has created more than 1,000 original collages by hand and has developed a recognizable style and exhibiting his work throughout the United States. Since 2000 he has been creating "Epic" scale collages that take months and years to create, each representing a theme, including historical, biblical, literary, mathematical, lyrical, botanical, and geographical.
Albert has developed a traveling Pop Art Enrichment Program & Hands-On Collage Workshop for kids (school age & up), teens, adults & as a multi-generational event called the "Modern Pop Art Experience" which he has brought to more than 1,000 schools, libraries, museums, art festivals & special events in most of the United States & in Europe.
Saturday, September 16 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201