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February, 2017

  • 15 February

    The Gallery Store: A Well-Kept Secret

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Behind the main display area at Mena Art Gallery, you will find a variety of work by local artists. There are affordable, original paintings and drawings; small editions of photographs, note cards, and prints; beautiful handmade jewelry, and a variety of other items, all handcrafted, one of a kind little jewels. Looking for a thank-you ...

  • 2 February

    Why Volunteer?

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Why should anyone volunteer? The reasons are probably as numerous as the people who contribute their time and expertise—I can only tell you my reasons. I happen to choose to volunteer primarily with the Mena Art Gallery because of a long-standing interest in art, but the rewards to me are many. I get to see ...

January, 2017

  • 27 January

    Mena Art Gallery’s Sweetheart Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – February and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner, and your local art gallery is getting into the spirit of the times. The February show will offer work in any media and on any subject: painting, drawing, sculpture, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylic, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, and more. The gallery ...

  • 25 January

    Southern Hospitality Opening Soon at OLT

    SUBMITTED – Scotty Jenkins, the director of the most recent Ouachita Little Theatre production of Southern Hospitality, has announced the cast.  They are:  Miss Geneva Musgrave: Ann Glenn; Honey Raye Futrelle: Linor Thomas; Gina Jo (G.J.) Waverly: Alexa Night; Rhonda Lynn Lampley: Donna Sloan; Twink Futrelle: Jackie Baird; Justin Waverly: Chris Swanberg; John Curtis Bunter: Will Hose; Dub Dubberly: Lamar Austin; Frankie ...

  • 18 January

    OLT to Host Thursday Night Movie

    The Ouachita Little Theatre will be showing The Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, this month.  Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted and the concession stand will be open. “This is a great opportunity to take your family out to see a movie that you can all enjoy without breaking the bank,” said Rudi ...

  • 18 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The annual Artists’ Garage Sale is going on during January at Mena Art Gallery. You can find almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There is also completed artwork for sale in lots of different media. If you ...

  • 11 January

    Mena Art Gallery Receives Donation

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – The estate of Bob Carver has made a generous contribution to Mena Art Gallery, specifying that it should be used for operating expenses and for continuing the annual Art of the Heartland National Painting Competition. This will assist the gallery (whose mission is to provide art of the highest quality to the people of southwestern ...

  • 4 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – January will see the 2017 Artists’ Garage Sale at the gallery. The sale will incorporate almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed artwork for sale in lots of different media. If you are ...

  • 4 January

    Mena Art Gallery Starting New Fiber Arts Group

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Friday, January 6, 2017, Mena Art Gallery will kick off the new year with a new Fiber Arts Group, which will meet every Friday from noon until 3 pm. Any form of fiber art will be welcome: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting, spinning, weaving, and anything else you can come up with using fiber of any type. Missy ...

December, 2016

  • 22 December

    Benefits of Membership in Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Mena Art Gallery is a non-profit organization, primarily staffed by volunteers that have long been supported by both individuals in the community, as well as many businesses who have contributed time and funds to make the gallery’s exhibits and other services to the community possible. We have recently put in place a new schedule ...