Last week, more than 100 local Girl Scouts and their mothers and grandmothers gathered at the Larchmont Temple for a creative event honoring upcoming Mother's Day. The event was lead by local pop artist Michael Albert, most known for his colorful collage posters hanging in the Cosi Restaurants in Westchester
Albert is a father of four children and owner of Sir Real State of the Art Juice, a company that produces freshly squeezed juices.
Albert spoke about how art empowers children as well as the importance of recycling, a philosophy he put into practice by utilizing only recycled cereal, cookie and cracker boxes for his collages. He cut boxes into hundreds of pieces to create words, and turned things like Cheerios boxes into posters bearing the words of documents like the 19th Amendment, which was popular with the group.
The girls created collage cards for their mothers and were treated to a delirious array of Squagels (square bagels) donated by Cosi. All money raised went to benefit the Girl Scout Association.