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September, 2013

  • 9 September

    Winners at Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS This year it really looks as though the younger generation of artists is alive and well. The Best-of-Show award went to Gabi La Grone who, at the ripe old age of eighteen, has come up with a stunning collage called “The Mask of Struggle.” Here is the complete list of winners: Best of Show:  Gabi La ...

  • 2 September

    OLT To Hold Rummage Sale

    BY LARRY BLOCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will hold its first ever, giant rummage sale, on Saturday, September 7, starting at 8 am, and running till 4:00 PM. The location is the parking lot of the main branch of First National Bank, across from the Mena Train Depot. The categories of items included in the sale are: power ...

August, 2013

  • 26 August

    Fiber Arts Demos at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – August has been a month for the Fiber Arts at Mena Art Gallery. This exhibit, organized by Bridget Sigler, has demonstrated that none of the fiber arts—knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, embroidery, tatting—are “lost arts.” Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the work. It has also been a month of demonstrations of these ...

  • 23 August

    Laura Lee Williard Brings Music of EmmyLou Harris, Dylan & Baez to OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – As a part of The OLT Regional Musicians Series, Saturday night, August 31, at 7:30 PM, popular Hot Springs-based singer, Laura Lee Williard, will bring a live performance to the stage of the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). Accompanied by local percussionist, Larry Block, she will perform a combination of songs made popular by well-loved entertainers including ...

  • 17 August

    Watercolor Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Lorraine Timmerman will teach a class in floral painting using transparent watercolor at Mena Art Gallery on six successive Tuesdays starting Tuesday, September 3 and finishing on Tuesday, October 8.  Each class will start at 6 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Fee for the complete series is $40 with all proceeds going to support ...

  • 16 August

    Mena Downtown Welcomes American Artisans

    BY BARBARA TOBIAS – American Artisans, at 615 Mena Street, is a completely new approach to art marketing for Mena. They will be opening on Tuesday, August 20 and will be offering both a tempting menu for lunch and as beautiful an assortment of fine crafts, comparable to anywhere in the upscale galleries in Hot Springs and Little Rock. Lunch ...

  • 12 August

    Ouachita Expressions Coming Up!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS Ouachita Expressions has been Mena Art Gallery’s premier art exhibit and competition for over 30 years, displaying primarily the work of local artists (although the competition is not restricted to Arkansans).  We have seen the level of expertise of our artists grow over this long period, and are looking forward to another stellar year. We will be ...

  • 12 August

    OLT To Hold Auditions for “Dial M For Murder”

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM, and Sunday, August 18 from noon to 1:30 PM, Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board members, Jennifer Ogger and Scotty Jenkins will be holding auditions for the OLT fall play, Dial M for Murder that will be performed October 11-13, and 18-20. Ogger is directing and Jenkins is ...

  • 9 August

    6th Annual OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert is This Saturday

    BY LARRY BLOCK- It started out six years ago as the OLT Battle of the Church Bands, the brainchild of then new Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board member, Larry Block, who produces musical events for the theater. It was never an actual battle, as the OLT shared the proceeds, equally, with each of the bands. While the name was perhaps ...

  • 5 August

    RMCC Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for The Dining Room

    The Rich Mountain Community College Theatre Department will be holding auditions for The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. Auditions will be held August 12 – 23, 2013. Those auditioning should expect to read several scenes from the play but no experience is needed to audition. Actors will portray a wide array of diverse characters in a play comprised of vignettes ...