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September, 2014

  • 2 September

    Chance to Audition for Two Shows at OLT

    BY MARILYN BROWN Calling all actors!! September will be a busy month at the Ouachita Little Theatre. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 9, for October’s Bell, Book, and Candle. But there are two more shows that will round out the year at OLT. On Thursday, September 4, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – ...

  • 2 September

    Plans Speed Up for Ouachita Arts Celebration

    BY JUDY THOMPSON Excitement grew as the Ouachita Arts Celebration (OAC) Committee met this past week.  As the first ‘strictly arts’ festival plans are underway, community involvement is increasing.  The area of downtown on Mena Street around Janssen and Maple is being recognized more frequently as the Arts District in Mena.  The OAC scheduled for Saturday, November 1, will not ...

August, 2014

  • 29 August

    Auditions to be Held at OLT for The Glass Menagerie

    BY BRAD STOREY – There is an unusual scheduling of plays this fall at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The Board of Directors has approved the production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie to be staged from November 7-10. This show will immediately follow the last weekend of Bell, Book and Candle, OLT’s regularly scheduled fall/Halloween play, directed by Melanie Buck. ...

  • 29 August

    Entry Call for Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Ouachita Expressions is Mena Art Gallery’s longest-running competition. In the days before we had a gallery of our own, it was displayed in the Historic Armory (that was before its conversion to such a beautiful facility) and sometimes in the gallery at the First National Bank. It has been, and still is, supported by many ...

  • 26 August

    Four Winds Trading Post and the Ouachita Arts Celebration

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – November 1 (and the Ouachita Arts Celebration) will be here before you know it, and the Four Winds Trading Post is aiming to have something for everyone. Here are some of the things coming up: Ruth Howell will demonstrate creating Pine Needle Baskets. This is an art form developed by Native American craftswomen. The needles ...

  • 19 August

    OLT to Begin Casting for Christmas Play – Little Women

    BY MARILYN BROWN – No, it’s not Christmas yet, but the Ouachita Little Theatre will soon begin casting their December Christmas play – Little Women. Auditions are to be held Saturday, September 20 (9 a.m.—noon) and Monday, September 22 (6 p.m.—9 p.m.) at the theater. If you would like to try out for a role in this play, you may ...

  • 12 August

    OLT Announces Cast for Bell, Book and Candle

    [MENA] Ouachita Little Theatre is proud to announce that the cast has been chosen for their next production, Bell, Book and Candle. The show is a pre-curser to the T.V. series Bewitched. The characters and actors are: Gillian Holroyd – Amanda Stipe Shepherd Henderson – Tim Hesse Miss Holroyd (a.k.a. Aunt Queenie) – Emily McCoy Butler Nicky Holroyd – Lamar ...

  • 12 August

    Ingrid Gipson to Present Program on Clay Sculpture

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Tuesday, August 19, at 5:30 pm, at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, Ingrid Gipson will help us understand how she creates her beautiful clay sculptures. She would love to show us start to finish how the magic happens, but that would take a great deal more time than most of us could spend. ...

  • 9 August

    Winner in Mena Art Gallery’s Photography Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It seems as though the work just gets better every year. This show will be on display through September 2 during regular gallery hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. If you didn’t make it to the reception last Saturday, plan to stop by and see ...

  • 7 August

    Lioness Club to Participate in Ouachita Arts Celebration

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Ouachita Arts Celebration in the Downtown Arts District is working with as many of the organizations in Mena as possible to put together a fun day on November 1. The Lioness Club plans to have a booth serving coke floats. Perfect for a warm fall day. The Lioness Club will use the funds generated ...