Art in the Capitol presents the high-spirited abstract series by artist Michel Droge

  • September 16, 2019

Art in the Capitol presents the high-spirited abstract series by artist Michel Droge

A mix of oil paintings and graphite drawings at the Maine State House through December 2019

AUGUSTA, The Maine Arts Commission is presenting the color attentive work of Maine painter Michel Droge as a part of the Art in the Capitol program. This abstract body of work is on display on the ground floor of the Maine State House from September through December 30, 2019.

Michel Droge is a painter, printmaker, and an educator who resides in Portland, Maine. She creates works that employ the sociology of both humans and the environment. When describing her works, the artist states “They embrace a layering of scientific research with inspiration from literary and poetic sources.” The results are colorful atmospheric landscapes. 

The current body of work in the State House draws inspiration from Mythology to the present day cultural and exploitation on environmental and social ecosystems. 

Michel is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, as well as two Maine Arts Commission grants. Her exhibitions have shown at the following national venues: Bates College Art Museum, The Cue Art Foundation in NYC, Boston University and Brandies University. Michel has also received fellowships and residencies at several Institutes and Foundations. These Include the Joseph Fiore Foundation, Saltonstall Foundation, The Stephen Pace House and The Tides Institute.

The Art in the Capitol exhibitions can be viewed as a self-guided, free exhibition in the Maine State House. All the works are available for purchase. The Art in the Capitol program helps artists gain exposure working in state or using Maine based themes.  To learn more about the program visit: or contact Julie Horn, Visual Arts Director at  




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Julie Horn

193 State Street
SHS 25
Augusta  ME  04333