Profs art featured in Akron exhibit

“Hold 4,” an acrylic painting on canvas by Dragana Crnjak, is on display at the Akron Art Museum.

Dragana Crnjak, a Youngstown State University associate professor of Art, is one of three Northeast Ohio artists whose work is featured in a contemporary exhibition titled “Frameworks” that continues through Sept. 9 at the Akron Art Museum.

Crnjak created two paintings and a wall drawing for the exhibit. Her work was partially funded by a Dean’s Summer Faculty Innovation Grant from the YSU College of Creative Arts and Communications. A recipient of three Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, Crnjak was also awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship in drawing. She has an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. and a BFA in Painting from the University of Akron

“Frameworks” spotlights regional artists selected by the museum’s chief curator, Ellen Rudolph, for their significant contributions to contemporary culture. The works of Cleveland artist Andrea Joki and Matthew Kolodziej, a University of Akron faculty member, are also part of the exhibit in the Judith Bear Isroff Gallery. The museum is located at One South High Street, Akron.

The exhibition was organized with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.