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Found Object Art and Collage Workshop

with Artist Marc Switko

Project Identity: Sessions at the Downtown Barn in Liberty is a FREE program for teens to come together to explore their interest and do something positive.

Make a keepsake of your favorite memories and found objects! This fun day of making art includes a show-and-tell of objects brought by participants, learning collage techniques, and creation of original artwork. The day concludes with a group show.

Marc Switko became fascinated with pop culture as a child, studying music, writing, comic books and skateboarding. Before attending Cornell University to study nutritional sciences he was already performing and writing in numerous rock and roll bands at dive bars throughout Sullivan and Ulster counties.

He then moved to Albany NY and began publishing reviews as the book critic for a successful literary magazine called The Albany Review under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Theodore Bouloukos II. It was here he got his chops as a professional writer. The Review eventually folded and Switko left for New York City. There he began writing professionally for the Art publications of Far East under the editorial tutelage of Dian Hanson, now editor for art book publisher Taschen, based in Cologne, Germany.


Downtown Barn is located at 14 Darbee Lane, Liberty, NY 12754.

Funding for Project: Identity is provided by James and Kelly Schmitt. Funding for education, outreach and museum programming for individuals and families is provided by generous individuals, foundations and agencies including: Montreign Resort Casino, American Gift Fund, John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry, IBM, Joan Kaplan, the Monticello Motor Club, the Museum Association of New York, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Rhulen Loughlin Family -- in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, and James and Kelly Schmitt. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by First Niagara Foundation, Dan and Joan Silna, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.


  • Saturday, July 15, 2017   --  11:00 AM Add to cal