New York pop artist and author Michael Albert will be bringing his Modern Pop Art Experience program and Cereal Box collage workshop to the Barnesville Library Annex on the evening of Thursday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. for a special art making session for kids, teens and families!

Albert is the author of "An Artist's America" (Henry Holt, 2008), an artist's autobiography written for a young (and grown up) audience, and is well known for the collages he makes from the printed packages of famous consumer brands.

He will be on a Summer Pop Art Tour of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, running a series of artist appearances/workshops in a number of Ohio area libraries from June 14-July 1. These programs are part of his summer long Pop Art tour where he is bringing the programs to libraries, museums and festivals to over 80 venues in nine states.

At Albert's two-hour program all participants are invited to hear a short presentation by the artist, view a collection of prints of his handmade masterpieces, and then create their own collage in his style using the same materials he likes to use, namely the printed cardboard packages of consumer products including cereal boxes, which are his favorite.

Finally, all participants will receive a special gift, compliments of the artist. They can each pick one of a selection of about 20 of his self-published prints which he will give out and sign for free as a special thank you for attending. For more information about Michael Albert and his traveling program schedule, please visit

Attendees must be registered in Summer Reading Program at the Barnesville Library. Please call 740-425-1651 to reserve your limited spot.