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October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Christmas Show and Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s that time of year again! The annual Christmas Show and Sale at Mena Art Gallery will open on Thursday, November 5, during regular gallery hours: 10 am to 3 pm. You will find unique items from stocking stuffers to that special piece that will make someone’s eye light up on Christmas morning. There will be paintings, drawings, ...

  • 21 October

    Lots Going on in the Art World in Mena!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Art of the Heartland exhibit of paintings accepted in the national juried painting competition sponsored by Mena Art Gallery will be on display at the gallery through October 30 during regular gallery hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays, 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Paintings were received from artists from Canada, Alaska, California, the east coast, Texas, ...

  • 14 October

    Opening Weekend for The Foreigner

    BY ROBBY BURT Opening this Friday, October 17 at the Ouachita Little Theatre is the rip roaring comedy The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue and directed by Robby Burt. It will be presented for two weekends. The plot revolves around Charlie Baker, The Foreigner.  He is an Englishman visiting America with his friend staying at a Fishing Lodge in Georgia.  Guests believing that Charlie is ...

  • 14 October

    Art Gallery Juried Show Draws Steep Competition

    Mena Art Gallery held a reception on Friday night and presented awards to the winners of the National Juried Competition that is now on display at the Gallery. Entries were received from across the country in the Gallery’s first national show. The winners of the juried competition: 1st Place – James Brantley – “A Peeling” – $6,000 2nd Place – Lee Alban ...

  • 7 October

    Ouachita Little Theatre Junior Division

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre’s junior division, JOLT, is inviting the community to join them at auditions this week for their upcoming production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Auditions will be held this Thursday, October 8th, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 10th, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. at RMCC’s Engels Auditorium in the ...

  • 7 October

    Art of the Heartland Exhibit

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Sunday, October 11, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be a reception at Mena Art Gallery for the Art of the Heartland competition. Paintings from fifty-one artists from all over the country have been chosen for the first national juried painting competition sponsored by SouthWest Artists, Inc., the parent organization of Mena Art Gallery. ...

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    The Foreigner Opening Soon at OLT

    BY ROBBY BURT – Opening Friday, October 17 at the Ouachita Little Theatre is the rip roaring comedy The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue and directed by Robby Burt. It will be presented for two weekends. The plot revolves around Charlie Baker, The Foreigner.  He is an Englishman visiting America with his friend staying at a Fishing Lodge in Georgia.  Guests believing that Charlie is ...

  • 16 September

    National Juried Painting Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – SouthWest Artists has been enlivening the art scene in Mena for 70 years now. A few years ago, it opened Mena Art Gallery to provide a place for local artists to show and sell their work and for the people of our town to enjoy artwork of a steadily increasing quality. Over the past few ...

  • 9 September

    National Juried Painting Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – SouthWest Artists has been enlivening the art scene in Mena for 70 years now. A few years ago, it opened Mena Art Gallery to provide a place for local artists to show and sell their work and for the people of our town to enjoy artwork of a steadily increasing quality. Over the past few ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Photography Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On September 12, Greg Disch will conduct a photography workshop from 10 am to 4 pm at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Arkansas. He specializes in nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. The Mena Art Gallery exhibit during ...