On Monday, May 8th, on the day of their patronal feast, St. Mark Monastery will host the art of Dragana Crnjak, Associate Professor at Youngstown State University. The collection was inspired by her travels to the medieval monasteries of Serbia during her 2015 sabattical. Speaking of her motivation, she recounts:
"From Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina, the richness and beauty of our Orthodox faith fully imbedded in every aspect of the monasteries was inspiring and moving. I was drawn to the quiet dynamics of the monastery interiors, the physical yet impalpable qualities of the space and time with which they mysteriously pulsate. The dichotomies between the visible and invisible, present and history in the spaces stimulated this body of work. I tried to develop the drawings from a single perspective - that of experience of contemplating and perceiving the elusive qualities of the church interiors."
Several original pieces, as well as prints, will be on display and for sale during the Agape meal following Divine Liturgy. All proceeds will be benefit the reconstruction of the St. Sava Pro-Cathedral in New York City.