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NILES, Ohio – Monica Vega unveils a new body of her artwork at her Gallery 18 in Eastwood Mall.

Selected 8-inch by 10-inch designs cost $ 15 for the rest of August. The new designs, in a modern pop art style, are portraits that portray

Vega started exhibiting in 2002 and works mainly with acrylics. She used a unique fusion of aerosol and glaze to enhance the artistic look created for this collection.

Gallery 18 is open from 11:00 to 17:00 from Wednesday to Saturday and from 13:00 to 20:00 on Saturdays. To view Vega’s art, go to For purchase requests call 330 623 3923.

Dinner Theater refuses in the anniversary show

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown-based improvisation and comic sketch company Dinner Theater Rejects will celebrate its fifth anniversary on August 6 with an 8:00 pm show at Cedars West End, 706 Steel St. Admission is $ 10.

Auditions for ‘Into the Woods’

YOUNGSTOWN – Auditions for the Millennial Theater Company’s production of “Into the Woods” will take place from noon to 3pm on August 13 and from 6pm to 9pm on August 15 at the Hopewell Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave.

Rehearsals are expected to start on August 16 and will take place on weekdays from 6pm to 9pm at the Hopewell. All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of rehearsals. Those who received their two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) more than six months ago will have to undergo a booster injection. Those who have received their vaccine dose (Johnson and Johnson) will need to receive a second dose. Proof of vaccination will be required before the first test.
The shows will be held from 30 September to 30 October. 2 and 7-9 October at the Hopewell Theater.

Listeners (ages 16 and up) should prepare a 30-60 second cut of a song in the style of the show. A companion will be provided. There will also be a cold reading of the script. All roles are open. For information, please email

Local production film in preview

BOARDMAN – The premiere of the new Method 8 movie will take place at 7:00 pm on August 14th at the Boardman Holiday Inn.

“Penny and the Willow,” written and directed by Brian K. West, tells the story of a doctor who is eager to treat his patients with mental health problems, but who struggles with current medical standards. He draws attention to the challenges of mental treatment.

The cast includes West, LeNae Ferguson, Malivia Blackmon, Solomon Kennedy, Carla D. Gipson, Alex Robinson, KeWon Conner and Joyce Jones.

Tickets cost $ 30 for the event, which includes refreshments, a fashion show, and more. The film has a duration of 55 minutes. For information, go to or write to 234 855 7540. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Method 8 has served Mahoning Valley for over 14 years as an independent performing arts outlet. All productions can be viewed online on his website.

Exhibition of the Disabled Artist’s Work

NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania – An exhibition of Jesse Wolfgang’s work will begin on August 16 at The Confluence, 214 E. Washington St., and run through September 29.

The 35-year-old was harmed by an act of violence and was unable to complete simple tasks for years. He was told that he would no longer be able to walk

Wolfgang learned to draw portraits and figures on his own by spending thousands of hours studying art books in his mother’s libraries and bookstores.

When the pain medications prescribed for his back fracture became an addiction, art became a tool to help him during withdrawal. “Not only did it bring me sobriety, but it became a vehicle of spirituality,” he said. “When it was difficult to communicate, art blessed me with an outlet through which I was able to connect with others. Art saved my life “.

Over time, Wolfgang has continued to learn, heal and overcome his physical and mental limitations, including taking art classes at the University of Edinboro.

“I think it’s crucial for people with blunt head injuries like mine to recognize their inner strength and understand that they are still capable of tremendous feats,” he said. “We are not our injuries or our handicaps. We are limited only by ourselves ”.

A free welcome reception will be held on August 19th from 5pm to 7pm

In the photo: a piece from the new exhibition of the artist Monica Vega to Gallery 18.

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