Sunday, November 13, 2011

STIC VI: featuring ALISON GOPNIK and CLIFFORD STOLL video talks

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - program starts at 7:00pm - doors open 6:00 
Always Free - Open to the Public 

The sixth and final Fall 2011 STIC event returns to where it started--with a reprise screening of Clifford Stoll's remarkable 2006 TED Talk entitled "18 minutes with an agile mind." The renowned astrophysicist, Klein bottle-maker and education reform contrarian talks about, well, lots of things. An engaging video worth watching again. (And again!)

Alison Gopnik offers fascinating insights from the latest in the science of early childhood learning in her 2011 TED Global 2011 talk "What do babies think?" Aided by cutting edge brain imaging technology and ingenious experiments, Doctor Gopnik reveals some amazing findings. (If the child is father to the man, then it might also be said, the baby is mother to the child--and an astonishingly aware, hyper-curious, working mother at that!) 

6 related links

Alison Gopnik's TED Global 2011 Talk
About Clifford Stoll
Alison Gopnik home webpage
Clifford Stoll home webpage 

(For more information on STIC, the Art Outreach Gallery's idea-centric event series, please see posts below.)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

STIC V: featuring PAMELA MEYER and CLAY SHIRKY video talks

Thursday, November 3 - program starts at 7:00pm  - doors open 6:00
Pamela Meyer says you're a liar. Is she telling the truth? Join us for this fascinating presentation from the remarkable TED Talks video archives!

And back by popular demand to the STIC screen is social media commentator/theorist, Clay Shirky.  In this prescient TED2005 talk, Shirky looks at how new social communications systems enable new--and better--ways teams and organizations can get things done.

STIC Fall 2011, event 5 background info & links.
About Pamela Meyer ( profile)
About Clay Shirky (Wikipedia entry)

Liespotting (book by Pamela Meyer)
Here Comes Everybody (book by Clay Shirky)

How to spot a liar (Meyer TEDTalk video)
Institutions vs. Collaboration (Shirky TEDTalk video)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

STIC IV: featuring STEVE JOBS and DAVID BROOKS video talks

Thursday, October 20 - program starts 7:00pm - doors open 6:00.
Free admission. Everyone invited.

Join us for two more riveting talks from two more remarkable people (including one especially riveting talk by an extraordinarily remarkable person!).

You may have watched Mr. Job's inspiring 2005 Standford University commencement address at's "Best of the Web" video collection (some 1 million viewers have in last week alone--and millions more on YouTube). Watch it for the first time or again with friends--and a curious-natured tribe of local youth--at the Art Outreach Gallery's next STIC event.

Best-selling author and New York Times columnist, David Brooks, offers some choice insights on human nature in his "the social animal" talk from TED 2009.

Little Caesars Pizza at 2525 Youngstown-Warren Rd in Warren, OH (330-369-1083) is the official sponsor of this STIC event. (Thanks Little Caesars and all STIC/Art Outreach patrons!)

STIC Fall2011, event 4 background info and related links:

About Steve Jobs (Wikipedia entry)

Steve's tribute page at

About David Brooks (Wikipedia entry)

Brooks webpage (at

Brooks' books

The Social Animal chapter 6: "Learning" (read a free excerpt)

Steve Jobs - Stanford University 2005 commencement address (from video collection)

Steve Jobs - Standford University 2005 commencement address (at

David Brooks TED 2009 talk (from TED Talks video archives)

Steve Jobs transcript (at Art Outreach Gallery Google public shares cloud)

David Brooks transcript (at Art Outreach Gallery Google public shares cloud)


STIC (for Space-Time-Ideas-Community) is an Art Outreach Gallery idea-centered event series.  
The space--the constant in our 4-letter acronym "equation"--is our storefront in the Eastwood Mall, Niles, Ohio.
The times--the STIC variables--are 7:00pm on first and third Thursdays of September, October and November. 

The ideas are multiple, often new and always thought-provoking.
The community is the STIC X-factor! (Please join us--you'll make the group experience even better!)

For more information on the STIC series--including STIC sponsorship opportunities--please read below posts or contact the Art Outreach Gallery at 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 6th Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale

The Art Outreach Gallery's 6th Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale runs from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1, 2012!

All creative persons are invited to exhibit. An exchange of artist and customer names and contact numbers will take place for the sale of the artwork. Artists receive 100% of the sale.

To enter, please RSVP by November 7 by completing the required entry forms and return to the Art Outreach Gallery. The 2011 Holiday Show and Sale guidelines and applications can be downloaded at from The Art Outreach Gallery online shares at links below. Guidelines and forms can also be picked up at the Gallery.

The Gallery Show Committee is asking all artists participating in the show to volunteer a minimum of 2 gallery-sitting shifts, conduct an artist workshop or assist in hanging the show. The Gallery operates through volunteer assistance; please consider sharing some of your time.

The Art Outreach Gallery will feature various performances, activities and workshops throughout the exhibition. 

Holiday hours of operation are: Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.


Online guidelines and entry forms for ARTISTS and SCHOOLS are available in Word and PDF file formats via Art Outreach Gallery Google Shares. To view and download forms, click here:

(If you have trouble downloading forms, please send an email request to Please note in your email request if you would like ARTIST info or SCHOOL info or both.)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

STIC III: featuring SETH GODIN & THOMAS BARNETT video talks

Thursday, October 6 Event - program starts 7:00pm - doors open 6:00.

Always free. Everyone welcome!

STIC (for Space-Time-Ideas-Community), the Art Outreach Gallery's idea-centric event series continues with two more screenings from the remarkable TED Talks video archives.

Marketing maven Seth Godin strategizes on revolution-making in the connected age in his 2009 TED Talk on "the tribes we lead."

Ace global security strategist Thomas P. M. Barnett pitches his ideas on building a "system administrators force" to win the peace in his 2005 TED Talk.

Student technicians from Niles McKinley High School will aid in the audio-video presentation.

Light refreshments will be served after the videos


Related links:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

STIC II double-feature (Thursday, September 15, 7:00pm)

The Art Outreach Gallery is pleased to announce that we will screen two classic and engaging TED Talks videos at our 2nd STIC event.

Starting off is best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell's popular TED2004 talk on spaghetti sauce, sweetness sweet spots, human variability, happiness--and a great personal hero of his.

The second video is educator Sir Ken Robinson's TED2006 talk on nurturing youth creativity.

Please join us!

And if you have a favorite TED Talks video that you'd like to see at a future STIC event, be sure to let us know.

ALSO, please note: if, after the video presentations, you'd like information and/or instruction on how to view the remarkable (and always FREE!) TED videos on your own PCs, mobile devices, conference rooms and/or home theaters, just stic around!

STIC (for Space-Time-Ideas-Community is an Art Outreach Gallery project committed to spreading (in the spirit of TED and to borrow its tagline) "ideas worth spreading." Future Fall2011 STIC events are on 10/6, 10/20, 11/3 and 11/17 (the first and third Thursdays of October and November). Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Announcing STIC, an idea-centric Art Outreach Gallery initiative

The Art Outreach Gallery to screen TED Talks videos.

The Art Outreach Gallery will screen two ~20-minute videos from the remarkable TED Talks video archives at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 1. The presentation is the first of a planned 6-event series called STIC (for Space-Time-Ideas-Community).

STIC events will be held at the Gallery's space in the Eastwood Mall, Niles, Ohio at 7:00pm on the first and third Thursdays of September, October and November 2011. (9/1, 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3 and 11/17.)

The inaugural STIC event features recorded videos from astronomer, author and education contrarian, Clifford Stoll; and from social media consultant and author, Clay Shirky. Future STIC 2011 presentations will be announced one week before event.

All STIC events are free and open to the public.

Niles Iron and Metal is very pleased to be the official sponsor of the first STIC event.

Information on TED Talks, TED conferences and events, and the TED organization can be found at

In keeping in the spirit of TED, the Art Outreach Gallery encourages all to join us to help spread IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

2011 Youth Summer Workshops UPDATE


- #08 Preschool Planters
- #15 Hanging Under The Sun Summer Mobile
- #16 Crazy "Lady" Bugs
- #17 Colorful Weaving
- #18 Pin Up
- #19 Spanish Language Basics
- #20 Spanish Language Basics
- #23 Yoga for Kids
- #24 Yoga for Kids
- #25 Robot Shop
- #26 making Recycled Paper
- #28 Moveable Creations
- #38 Fun with Plexiglass
- #42 Advanced Spanish Language (#43 Advanced Spanish Language is still open)
- #45 Oaxacan Stuffed Sea Creatures

Be sure to check this site or contact the Gallery for further class updates. See you at the Workshops!

Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Art Outreach Gallery Summer Workshops

The Art Outreach Gallery is continuing its popular summer workshops for 2011. We invite area youth to participate in the workshops, a great educational program for children ages 3-16. 
Examples of the scheduled workshops include Yoga for Kids, Spanish and French language classes, Adventures with Scrappy, Robot Shop, Making Recycled Paper, Art of Photography, and Jewelry Making. Area art educators and students from Kent State University, Youngstown State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bowling Green State University, and others will conduct the workshops.
Due to generous donations from local foundations, businesses, and community volunteers, the students will enter the classes with only a donation of a non-perishable food item to Second Harvest Food Bank. The Gallery Committee feels it is important to give all students an opportunity to participate in the summer workshops while teaching children the importance of giving back to the community.
The Gallery is seeking donations of art supplies such as watercolor and acrylic paints, paint brushes, drawing paper, markers, crayons, pencils, ink and colored pencils.
Space and supplies are limited. Students must register to enter the classes. Workshop schedules and registration forms can be picked up at the Art Outreach Gallery or the Eastwood Mall Customer Service Center, or downloaded below. Please RSVP by completing the required registration form and drop it off at the Gallery or the Eastwood Mall Customer Service Center. Alternatively, you can download the registration form as a Word document below to type your information and email it back to artoutreach@gmail.comFor more information, please contact the Eastwood Mall office at (330)652-6980 or Gail Stark at (330)219-7833.

¤ Workshop Schedule 

¤ Registration Form