Artist offers ‘Cereal Box Challenge’

POINT PLEASANT — The season’s first Coffee House Music and Arts Series at The Meeting House will feature an artist who is offering up a “Community Cereal Box Challenge.”

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Meeting House, a workshop event for families and individuals will take place, led by New York pop artist, Michael Albert.

Albert has been creating art since his college days at New York University, where he studied business. His art has evolved from doodles and pen and ink, to serious wax oil drawings, to the cubist mosaic cereal box collages he has become known for. In the past several years he has been creating large scale “epic” collage works on various themes including historical, biblical, literary, musical, lyrical, botanical, mathematical and geographical.

He regularly gives artist talks and runs a traveling art program called “The Modern Pop Art Experience” which includes a cereal box collage workshop for students. He’ll be taking this workshop to students at Point Pleasant Junior High School today as well. Then, after his workshop at The Meeting House, he’ll be traveling to the Fur Peace Ranch Psylodelic Gallery in Meigs County for a meet-and-greet before the ranch’s concert (7-8 p.m.) and during intermission (9-9:30 p.m.).

As for the event at The Meeting House, admission is always free and donations always accepted. Save your cereal boxes and other printed cardboard packages (cookies, crackers, soda cartons, tea, toothpaste, fruit roll-ups, oatmeal, etc.) anything and everything to customize your own cereal box collage.

The Meeting House is located at 2423 Jackson Avenue.

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