PJ Library celebrates gratitude

By Abby Trachtman
JFLV Project Coordinator

Join PJ Library for a fun and free hands-on collage making program!

PJ Library, in partnership with Muhlenberg College Hillel students, will celebrate gratitude on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. at Muhlenberg College Leffel Center for Jewish Student Life (2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA). We will welcome New York City-based collage artist, Michael Albert (www.MichaelAlbert.com), who will lead the program. Albert is well known for his cubist cereal box collages in various themes including history, literature, religion and philosophy, music, poetry and lyrics, botany, logo montages, color studies, mathematics and geography. Since the publishing of his book, “An Artist's America,” Albert has developed a traveling Pop Art Enrichment Program & Hands-On Collage Workshop for kids, teens, adults and as a multi-generational event called the "Modern Pop Art Experience" which he has brought to more than 1,000 schools, libraries, museums, art festivals and special events in most of the United States and in Europe. 

Albert regularly gives away posters of his collages at his Pop Art Experiences and all participants will receive a poster to take home. To see Albert in action, check out his Facebook page where he regularly hosts live collaging (facebook.com/michael.albert.5815). Albert traveled across the United States this past summer hosting events. Photos from some of his multi-generational workshops are on his Facebook page.

The program is free and all materials will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend. Muhlenberg College Hillel students will be on hand to help out little ones and to read PJ Library stories. Hillel students might also provide a surprise or two! Parents are encouraged to create collages, too.  

Registration is required to ensure there will be space to accommodate everyone who registers. Register at www.jewishlehighvalley.org/pjlibraryevents. Face masks are required for this indoor program. Contact Abby Trachtman at abbyt@jflv.org with any questions.