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January, 2016

  • 13 January

    Mena Art Gallery: Membership?

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is conducting its annual membership drive, and we are asking for the support of the people of Mena and the surrounding area. Here are a few of the reasons that you might think it is worthwhile: We bring the art of nationally and regionally recognized artists right here to Mena. We offer ...

  • 6 January

    Ouachita Little Theatre to Host Benefit for David Hoffpauir

    SUBMITTED – On Friday, January 8 starting at 7:30 p.m., a program benefiting David Hoffpauir will be held at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  Admission will be a $10 donation toward David’s medical bills.  David and his wife, Connie Gatling, have performed as Gatling and Hoffpauir for years.  Recently they have been joined by Dr. B (Dr. Ron Beckel) and changed ...

December, 2015

  • 16 December

    OLT Draws for Raffle Items

    The Ouachita Little Theatre recently sold raffle tickets on three separate items to raise funding for the upkeep of the theatre. The drawings were held on Sunday, December 13th, during the last performance of Junior Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Winning the Yeti Cooler was Courtney Del Bosque. David Gilbert won the scanner ...

  • 16 December

    Artists’ Garage Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – In January, Mena Art Gallery will hold an “Artists’ Garage Sale” that 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 an ...

  • 9 December

    Last Chance to See The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    This weekend will be your last chance to see CS Lewis’ book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” come to life on the stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The theatre’s junior group (J.O.L.T) is presenting this full-length story in a play adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. More than 30 young performers and crew, assisted by several ...

  • 9 December

    New Board Members for Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena has added three new members to its Board of Directors: Tiffany Lane, Barbara Lewis, and Judith Forbis. The remaining board members are: Rick Chrisman, Chair, David Maddox, Philip Hensley, Sandra Thomas, Jan Wennberg, Diane Warren, Lorraine Timmerman, Patricia Brown, Joe Van Wolf, and Barbara Tobias. The directors are a working group, each member meeting ...

  • 2 December

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Opens at OLT This Weekend

    This weekend and next weekend will be your chance to see CS Lewis’ book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” come to life on the stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The theatre’s junior group (J.O.L.T) is presenting this full-length story in a play adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. More than 30 young performers and crew, assisted ...

  • 2 December

    Auditions Being Held for Next OLT Play

    Judy Thompson, director of the Ouachita Little Theatre’s winter play, Dearly Beloved, has announced that auditions will be held Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mena Mountain Resort. Rehearsals will start in early January. Performances are scheduled for February 12-14 and 19-21. The play is a fast-paced comedy about love, marriage, ...

  • 2 December

    Christmas at the Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s that time of year again! The annual Christmas sale is up at Mena Art Gallery, and on Saturday, December 5, we will be extending open hours until 7:00 pm. This is the evening of the Candyland Christmas Parade, fireworks, and the lighting ceremony for the Christmas lights at Janssen Park. The gallery will be having a ...

November, 2015

  • 24 November

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, somewhere around a dozen children gather in the classroom at Mena Art Gallery and have a great time, while learning a lot about art. Niki Dempsey, the volunteer who teaches the class, is a talented artist in her own right, but no less ...