CLARKS SUMMIT — Michael Albert, of White Plains, New York, a modern pop artist and founder of Sir Real, an organic fruit juice brand, paid a visit to the Abington Community Library for a presentation and workshop as part of the summer reading program.
Families learned how the artist creates colorful collages from cut-outs of cereal boxes, candy wrappers and food containers. Albert showed selections of his work and participants were able to ask questions and interact with the presentation. Next, he turned on a stereo with some classic rock tunes to work by and attendees of all ages set to creating their own masterpieces from piles of cereal boxes spread over the tables.
Laura Gardoski, head of children’s services at the library, was pleased with the attendance and said the event was a success.
“I just love to see everybody creating,” she said, scanning the room as families worked on their projects together.
New York pop artist Michael Albert displays a collage inspired by ‘Moby-Dick’ by Herman Melville during his July 27 presentation at the Abington Community Library.
Michael Albert, a pop artist from New York, displays one of his pieces, a collage of The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America made with letters cut out of cereal boxes and other food cartons, wrappers and labels.
Working on their cereal box collages at the Abington Community Library are, from left, Scott Pineau; Ellie Pineau, 4; Talitha Pineau, 9; Dante Pineau, 15 and Silvan Pineau, 11, all from Dalton.
Cole Pasko, 7, of Dalton, creates a piece of artwork from shapes cut from a cereal box during a pop art workshop with Michael Albert at the Abington Community Library.
Jade Grunza, 5, of Newton Township, cuts shapes out of a cereal box for her pop art collage at the Abington Community Library.
Artist Michael Albert works on a Lackawanna County Library System piece during his visit to the Abington Community Library as students in his workshop create their own masterpieces.
Artist Michael Albert displays a piece he created for the Lackawanna County Library System during his visit.