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September, 2017

  • 8 September

    Small Works at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara Lewis Today’s trend in art, with artists, collectors as well as interior designers, has moved toward smaller sizes. As these are less expensive, most anyone can afford to own original paintings by up and coming or even well established artists. Even in the smallest homes, one can have a nice collection grouped in a small space. “SMALL WORKS” ...

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Winners in Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year’s Ouachita Expressions art competition brought out some exceptional work by Arkansas artists. Here are the award winners: Best of Show: Jim Brace – “Greers Ferry Lake” Works on Paper: 1st – Tiffany Lane – “A Place in the Sun” 2nd – Gilda Meyers – “Un-Spoken” 3rd – Judith Cantrell – “Lincoln’s Sparrows” H.M. – Barbara Holdeman – ...

  • 23 August

    OLT Launching Duplication Service; Announces Events

    SUBMITTED – The Ouachita Little Theatre held a board meeting on August 17 at the Business Office of the theatre.  Many exciting events were discussed for the fall season.  In addition to the “Hamlet” production slated for late October that is directed by Brad Storey, there are many ways for the Polk County public to stay entertained. Wednesday Night at ...

  • 23 August

    First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

    Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

  • 15 August

    Winners in Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year’s Ouachita Expressions art competition brought out some exceptional work by Arkansas artists. Here are the award winners: Best of Show: Jim Brace – “Greers Ferry Lake” Works on Paper: 1st – Tiffany Lane – “A Place in the Sun” 2nd – Gilda Meyers – “Un-Spoken” 3rd – Judith Cantrell – “Lincoln’s Sparrows” H.M. – Barbara Holdeman – ...

  • 15 August

    First OLT Movie Night a Big Success

    Ouachita Little Theatre recently revived the Free Movie Night at the Lyric series on August 9th.  The feature was the popular musical, “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  The theatre was comfortably full and the crowd reacted to the show with appropriate laughter, applause, and appreciation for the musical dance numbers.  The concession stand ...

  • 9 August

    New Classes at the County Fair

    SUBMITTED BY KIM HUGHES – As the county fair approaches, we wanted to let you know about some new classes this year that you may not have thought about.  There’s still time to get entries finished, but only a few weeks.  Entry dates are August 29 and 30 for the Education Building.  See the fair catalog for complete entry information. ...

  • 9 August

    Construction Continues on Reflections Creative Arts Center

    Reflections, Mena’s Creative Arts Center, continues construction work in an effort to be open this fall. Sheetrock has been installed and the interior will be painted by the end of the week. Crews have already painted an exterior wall, added windows, torn out much of the back and upstairs areas, and plan to bring the building back to glory. Owner, ...

  • 9 August

    Summer is for Hot Dogs!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery and Atwoods are teaming up to bring them to you. On Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 2 pm, Mena Art Gallery representatives will be manning the stand in front of Atwoods. One dollar will bring you two hot dogs and a coke. All proceeds will go to help cover operating ...

July, 2017

  • 26 July

    Time to Prepare for Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year Ouachita Expressions is scheduled for the month of August, with entries due at Mena Art Gallery from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, August 2. It is time for local artists to be thinking about their entries for the gallery’s traditional judged exhibit. So break out your brushes, pencils, welding torches, chisels, ...