Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Look for the Art Outreach Gallery

Art Outreach Gallery (AOG) in the Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio is getting a new look. The biggest change is the new logo showcased on the opening doors of the Gallery. The AOG, which had recently moved location in late 2009, wanted to make some changes with the new space. With the change of location came a new face to the Gallery. Chris Kasmar, a Senior Graphic Design major at Youngstown State University started as an intern for the gallery in early January. Upon arrival, Kasmar hit the ground running by first creating a new logo which would later be the face of the Gallery.

Kasmar, who is also studying Art Education at YSU, aspires to be a comic book illustrator working for Marvel Comics. When asked about his future he replied, “I really want to do it all. I think teaching and graphic design will always be part of my future but my first passion will always be comics.” The Gallery Board is looking forward to utilizing Kasmar in the coming months to help with their Summer Programs for Children and Adult Education programs.

Through its internship program, the Gallery hopes to offer students an exciting and challenging opportunity to gain professional skills and knowledge of the art world while they, in turn, provide the Gallery with invaluable assistance in running an ambitious arts program. Interns work intimately with board members and are encouraged to work to their strengths. They often gain valuable insights into their own interests and abilities.

To apply for an internship, please submit a resume and cover letter. If applicable, please state your area of interest. If no area of interest is chosen, applicants will be reviewed according to the Gallery’s needs. Applications should be sent via mail: Art Outreach Gallery, PO Box 1343, Warren, Ohio 44482. For more information about the Art Outreach Gallery and their Summer Programs you can visit

If you would like to participate in helping assist with gallery sitting, or provide other volunteer services, please contact Gail Stark at 330.394.3384. The gallery operates through volunteer assistance; please consider sharing some of your time. Thank you for your support in this amazing community development project.

The gallery is located across from Kitchen Collection, along the concourse between Macy’s and Sear’s. Gallery hours are Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.