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October, 2013

  • 29 October

    Reception for Christmas Gift Show at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be a reception at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, to formally open the 2013 Christmas Gift Show. There will be work in almost any media, including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, pen and ink, three-dimensional work, jewelry, and fiber arts. And probably at least ...

  • 24 October

    Check-in Date for Christmas Gift Show Art Work

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Yes, I know you’re not ready for the holidays to be upon us—neither am I. But October 30 is the check-in date if you want to enter some of your work in the Mena Art Gallery’s annual Christmas Gift Show. We will be accepting entries from 10 am till 4 pm on that day. The ...

  • 24 October

    Last Weekend for Dial M for Murder at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This Friday night, October 25, at 7:30 PM, at the Ouachita Little Theatre, (OLT), is the beginning of the last weekend of Dial M for Murder, the play by Frederick Knott, that ended up in the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to ...

  • 15 October

    Herbs and Legends

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Monday evening, October 21, at 5:30 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold another in its series of programs on “Art Awareness” at the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Carolynne Cook is a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe as well as a long-time gallery member. She will explain how many herbs are used as remedies, ...

  • 15 October

    Dial M for Murder Starts This Weekend at OLT

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This Friday night, October 18, at 7:30 PM, at the Ouachita Little Theatre, (OLT), is the long-awaited debut of the play by Frederick Knott, that ended up in the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie, Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming man who is ...

  • 10 October

    OLT Prepares for ‘Dial M for Murder’

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Alfred Hitchcock knew what he was doing when he picked certain books or plays from which to make movies. Probably the best example was Psycho. Another good one was the play written by Frederic Knott called Dial M for Murder. It is the story about a wealthy but naïve woman married to an unscrupulous, ruthless, scheming ...

  • 9 October

    Ouachita Writers’ Guild

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – After a three month holiday during the summer this year, the Ouachita Writers’ Guild, which meets at the Mena Art Gallery, is back in action and going strong. There are several new members and they, as well as the ones who have been with us for several years are meeting twice a month to improve ...

  • 1 October

    Brother Eudy Concert at OLT to Feature Kassi Moe

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), will host singer/songwriter/guitarist Brother Eudy and his show, Songs of the Ouachitas. He will be supported by local percussionist, Larry Block and bassist Gerry Johnson, as well as showcasing the talents, both individually, and in duets with him, of popular singer/songwriter Kassi Moe, who was ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    Meet the Artist: Susan Sebren

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Susan Sebren is a woman of many talents, most expressed in some form of art: painting, music, writing, gardening, cooking. She has been a member of Mena Art Gallery since 2006 and is a regular participant in the gallery’s Tuesday “Art Day.” Susan works in watercolor, pen and ink, and lately has branched into paper ...

  • 24 September

    OLT Showcase a Big Hit with Winrock Tour Attendees

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19, Mena’s Regina Walker brought a group of 27 people, the WinRock International Foundation Sustainability Tour to Mena, to visit with several local organizations to learn about their sustainability efforts. Additionally, the group enjoyed meals at several local eating establishments, including Spinelli’s Italian Grill and the new American Artisans ...