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Modern Pop Art Workshop with NY Artist Michael Albert
Friday August 5 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Everyone can enjoy artist Michael Albert’s famous, hands-On, recycled Pop Art workshop!
After a mini presentation about pop art, there will be a hands-on workshop, followed by a poster giveaway and signing. Albert will offer signed prints, post cards, and bookmarks.
New York artist Michael Albert is bringing his nationally renowned “Modern Pop Art Experience” art programs to 75 cities in 9 Midwestern states this summer.
Mr. Albert was born & raised on Long Island in New York and currently lives & works in White Plains, New York. Albert is the author of an artist autobiography titled, “An Artist’s America” (Henry Holt, 2008) and is nationally known for making collage artworks from Cereal boxes & other printed cardboard consumer brand packages. His work has been described as a cross between Pop Art, Cubism & Recycling.
Albert’s Pop is often referred to as “Modern” since he’s been creating it for the past 25 years and still creates new works on a regular basis, whereas the Pop Art movement began almost 70 years ago with the ‘old masters’ such as: Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and others who started creating art themed about everyday things (products & objects) & subjects (current events, etc). Albert’s “Portrait of An American Classic”, Frosted Flakes Box Collage was his official beginning as a Modern Pop Artist back in 1996. He calls that collage, ’The Birth of Cerealism’! Since that breakthrough creation, he has created over 700 collages from Cereal boxes like this, and thousands more with different themes, all artworks using the same everyday materials. He says that his true goal in all of this work & effort is to create a masterpiece worthy of hanging in a major museum like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Please register to attend, as space is limited. This program is intended for school age children.
For additional information or help with registration, please contact Theresa at [email protected] or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.