New York Pop Artist Michael Albert to Teach at Alabaster library
Published 10:22 am Monday, May 22, 2023
FROM STAFF REPORTS
ALABASTER – Trash becomes treasure at the Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster this summer when well-known modern artist Michael Albert visits from New York to conduct a hands-on collage workshop.
The workshop is all part of the All Together Now Summer Reading Program. Albert will be conducting his unique art program on Sunday, June 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nan Abbott Room.
The workshop is suitable for adults, teens and children as young as 11 years old, so families are encouraged to come. All materials will be provided.
Albert has been running this program for over a decade at more than 1,000 libraries, museums, arts events and schools in 43 states.
“We’re really excited that Mr. Albert can come here to guide our folks in creating their own collages using the same materials he uses,” said Carol Smith public services librarian. “This is actually kind of his second appearance here. During the early days of Covid he conducted a Zoom workshop for us.”
Smith said that during the upcoming program, Albert will include an exhibit of his work and a signed poster giveaway.
Albert was born and raised on Long Island in New York and currently lives in White Plains, New York.
For the last 35 years, he has been known for making collage artworks from cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer brand packages. His work has been described as a cross between pop art, cubism and recycling. He has also written his autobiography “An Artist’s America.”
Those interested in participating may sign up at Eventbrite.com/o/albert-l-scott-library.