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February, 2015

  • 2 February

    Dinner Theatre Provides Great Opportunity for Valentine’s Day

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – The cast for the upcoming The Dixie Swim Club continues to rehearse and work is just about complete on the stage set.  Excitement is growing about this popular play which opens at OLT on Friday, February 13, 7:30 PM.   For those looking for something really special for a Valentine’s treat, February 14, OLT is working with ...

January, 2015

  • 21 January

    Auditions to be Held for ‘Eyes of the Apostle’

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – Auditions for the OLT spring production of Eyes of the Apostle will be held on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, both nights.  Additional auditions will be held Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 am until noon. The auditions will be held upstairs in the newly prepared rehearsal room in the theatre. If ...

  • 21 January

    Fiber Arts Show Coming in February

    It’s almost time for Mena Art Gallery’s annual Fiber Arts Show, so if you are working in any sort of fiber (knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery are the most common, but the show will not be limited to these) plan to enter your work in this show. Entries should be brought to the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Work will be ...

  • 21 January

    Chemistry 101 at Ouachita Little Theater

    The chemistry one would now experience at OLT has nothing to do with the science of matter and its origins.  The chemistry that has been going on since January 5th is the affinity and rapport going on at the rehearsals for the upcoming The Dixie Swim Club. The Dixie Swim Club is about five Southern women who began their friendships ...

  • 14 January

    Bronze Sculpture: Art Awareness Program

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Tuesday, January 20, at 5:30 pm, Joe Van Wolf will present a program at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, on how he creates bronze sculptures. Joe will have some of his smaller pieces with him (it’s a bit hard to carry around life-size bronzes!) as well as some of the tools he uses ...

  • 9 January

    Ouachita Little Theatre Selects Director for “Eyes of the Apostle”

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – OLT PRESIDENT – The spring production at the Ouachita Little Theatre will be “Eyes of the Apostle” written by Donley Hesse.  It will hit the boards starting March 20, 2015.  This passion play will be told using the Biblical accounts as viewed by the Apostle John.  “Eyes of the Apostle” will usher in Easter celebrations a ...

  • 6 January

    Fiber Arts Classes, Anyone?

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – In February, Mena Art Gallery will be hosting the 2015 Fiber Arts Exhibit. In conjunction with this, we plan to offer a variety of classes in fiber arts, but we need to know what interests you. We have artists who can teach knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, twining, embroidery, and almost any of the “needle” arts. ...

December, 2014

  • 30 December

    Open Show at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – One of the questions we’ve been asked is: Just what is an “Open Show” anyway? It is one where our local artists may enter work in any media and on any subject: painting, drawing, sculpture, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylic, collage—you get the picture. And there is one coming up to start 2015 ...

  • 24 December

    Ouachita Little Theatre Selects Director for “Eyes of the Apostle”

    SUBMITTED BY OLT PRESIDENT, RUDI TIMMERMAN The spring production at the Ouachita Little Theatre will be “Eyes of the Apostle” written by Donley Hesse.  It will hit the boards starting March 20, 2015.  This passion play will be told using the Biblical accounts as viewed by the Apostle John.  “Eyes of the Apostle” will usher in Easter celebrations a week ...

  • 19 December

    OLT Names New President

    Submitted – The OLT board, at their October meeting, accepted Tim Hesse’s resignation from the board and presidency. Tim indicated that the reasons for resigning from the board involved personal issues, but he expressed his desire to continue as an active member. In fact, he just finished a run in Bell, Book and Candle and is presently in rehearsal in ...