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Found-Object Artist to Give Talk & Workshop at MPA

McLean Project for the Arts will host an artist talk and youth workshop this week with exhibiting artist Eric Celarier.

Celarier’s Wasteland Series, of pieces that combine found computer parts and leather, is on display in the McLean Project for the Arts’ Ramp Gallery through March 1.

His artist talk on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. will cover artists who use trash to touch on subjects as far ranging as globalization, environmentalism, consumerism, classicism, and colonialism.

This event is free, but reservations are suggested and can be made by emailing or calling 703-790-1953.

The following afternoon – on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 – 4 p.m. – children ages 9 – 14 can work with Celarier to create woven pieces from waste materials, similar to the work of well-known African artist El Anatsui. The cost for the workshop is $10, and registration is available at

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, visit