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As part of his summer-long tour of nine states, New York pop artist and author Michael Albert will pop into the Burlington County Library in August to offer two special art programs and showcase his work.

The author of the autobiography An Artist’s America, Albert is well known for the collages he makes from the printed packages of famous consumer brands - and it all began with his reluctance to throw away a Frosted Flakes cereal box in 1996. Instead, Albert cut the cover off the box, cut the box into pieces, and created his first “Cerealist” work. About a month later, he began creating what he would later call “Pop Cubist” portraits of famous brands, including a collection of more than 500 cereal box collages alone.
The Burlington County Library will celebrate this exciting artist throughout the month of August with a retrospective exhibition of his modern pop art spanning nearly 30 years. In addition, Albert will visit the library on August 17 as part of his summer-long “Pop Art Tour” with stops at more than 90 venues, including libraries, museums and festivals in nine states. During his library visit, Albert will share his unique form of art and offer workshops to children and teens who want to try out his pop art style. The first two-hour session is geared for children ages 7 to 12, followed by one just for teens. As a bonus, each participant will receive a special gift, one of Albert’s signed, self-published limited edition prints.

You can learn more about this fascinating artist and check out his amazing work on his website!