In Landscape of Fate, join AST fellow Michelle Droll as she leads a fun and interactive art making process combining randomly selected words as titles and her own collection of recycled materials to build temporary works of art. Michelle will explain the role of 'chance narrative' in her own fantastical landscapes and collaborate with participants to explore metaphor and meaning through color, texture and form by composing 3d landscape collages. The game requires only your curiosity, creativity and humor to play!
Michelle Droll moved to Akron from upstate New York in 1995 with her husband as newlyweds. After working as an architect for some years, she decided to go to art school to help fulfill her more creative side. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA and Kent State University with an MFA, she was employed by Dominion Energy in 2006, where she is currently a Senior Business Analyst. Her work has been exhibited throughout Northeast Ohio, including at SPACES Gallery, MOCA Cleveland, and in 2011-12, a solo show at the Akron Art Museum. Michelle will be an Akron Soul Train fellow from October 1-30, 2017.
As a response to the environment, Droll’s work transforms recycled and unwanted materials into 3D landscape ‘paintings’. Some of the materials she works with include hardware cloth, chicken wire, tulle netting, packing and bubble wrap, which are then layered with acrylic paint. Her extravagant use of material and color make for fantastical, lush, and dreamlike forms that can be read like paintings.
This workshop is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated!