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September, 2013

  • 19 September

    Things are Hopping at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As I’m sure many of you know, we are first and foremost an art gallery: We have different exhibits almost every month so there is always something interesting and beautiful on the walls. Right now it is the annual Ouachita Expressions competition. But that’s only the beginning: there’s something going on almost every day. Art ...

  • 18 September

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY NIKI DEMPSEY – Mena Art Gallery and I would like to invite children (ages 6 through 12) to join me on the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, for art class. Boys and girls are both welcome. Class cost is only $2 per child (to help cover cost of supplies). Space is limited to ten ...

  • 17 September

    Visitors and Community to Experience OLT Showcase

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Wednesday night, September 18, at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will present a rare showcase of the wide variety of entertainment and enrichment that the theater offers to the community. This event, organized and hosted by OLT VP Rudi Timmerman, with OLT president Tim Hesse, was put together for two purposes. One is to ...

  • 10 September

    OLT Names Cast for “Dial M for Murder”

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board member, Jennifer Ogger, who will be directing the October 11–13 and 18–20 mystery, the play by Frederick Knott that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, Dial M for Murder, has named the cast for this play. Auditions were held during the week of August 11, and the following people have been selected. ...

  • 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 ...