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Events for October 19, 2017

Artist Talk: Michelle Droll

October 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Akron Soul Train fellow Michelle Droll at the Akron Art Museum for an artist talk. 

Artist Talk: Michelle Droll

October 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All

Join Akron Soul Train fellow Michelle Droll at the Akron Art Museum for an artist talk. This is an exciting opportunity to gain some insights into Michelle's artistic practice! She will explain the unique role of ‘chance narrative’ in her fantastical landscapes.

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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. 

image: Michelle Droll, Carnival forest Collage 11 x 15, 2015, courtesy of the artist

Free Thursday

October 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

October 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Art Babes

October 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch.

Art Babes

October 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

Upcoming Art Babes:
Thursday, November 16

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation

Book Club The Lady In Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor

October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer.

Book Club The Lady In Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor

October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Free and open to all! • The book is available for purchase in the Museum Shop for $17.95

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer, a book that brilliantly tells the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The
celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.

When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes
workings of the contemporary art world.

The discussion will conclude with a tour of Alchemy: Transformations in Gold. 

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