New M Gallery Exhibit Features YSU Professor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place will open an exhibit tomorrow that features Youngstown State University art professor Dragana Crnjak. The opening reception for the exhibit, “Tacit Aligning,” will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crnjak’s pieces are “inspired by perceptions of time and space while traveling in both the virtual and virtual worlds” and draw from her visits to Iceland, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro, the artist said.

“The process of painting and drawing for me always exists between discovery and contemplation, memory and invention,” she said in announcing the exhibit. “I like to think of drawing and painting processes as structuring the air, embracing absurdity yet believing in their potential to reveal meaning.”

Crnjak, a native of Yugoslavia, won the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2008, 2011 and 2015 and has previously taught at the University of Virginia and The Cleveland Institute of Art.

The exhibit is open through July 22.

Following tomorrow’s reception, the Youngstown Cinema will show “Graffiti Bridge,” Prince’s sequel to “Purple Rain,” and the short film “Beige,” made by Crystal Biersdorfer and Lars and Barbara Brondum.

For more information, contact gallery manager Johanna George at 330 743 5287 or

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