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January, 2017

  • 4 January

    Mena Art Gallery Starting New Fiber Arts Group

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Friday, January 6, 2017, Mena Art Gallery will kick off the new year with a new Fiber Arts Group, which will meet every Friday from noon until 3 pm. Any form of fiber art will be welcome: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, quilting, spinning, weaving, and anything else you can come up with using fiber of any type. Missy ...

December, 2016

  • 22 December

    Benefits of Membership in Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Mena Art Gallery is a non-profit organization, primarily staffed by volunteers that have long been supported by both individuals in the community, as well as many businesses who have contributed time and funds to make the gallery’s exhibits and other services to the community possible. We have recently put in place a new schedule ...

  • 15 December

    Third Thursday Sing-A-Long at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As usual, Mena Art Gallery will be open until 8 pm on Thursday, December 15 for “Third Thursday”, when most of the downtown merchants will be staying open late for your shopping convenience. This week, in addition to the gifts available for purchase at the gallery (unique works of art are just the thing for some of those on your ...

  • 15 December

    Third Thursday at Ouachita Little Theatre

    The Board of Directors of the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) invite community members to visit downtown businesses on Third Thursday Downtown to shop and eat, and then attend a Christmas movie classic.  OLT will be showing Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life on December 15th at 7:30.  There will be no admission charge.  The movie starred James Stewart and Donna ...

  • 9 December

    Last Weekend for Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol

    SUBMITTED – This weekend, December 9-11, will offer the final opportunity for local residents to take in a thought-provoking Christmas experience at Ouachita Little Theatre.  A Southern Fried Christmas Carol is a locally adapted version of the classic Dickens tale by writer Ian Mairs. Directed by Ladonna Van Wolf and choreographed by Linda Johnson, the production features Scotty Jenkins as ...

November, 2016

  • 30 November

    Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol Opens Friday

    SUBMITTED – Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol opens this Friday, December 2nd, at the Ouachita Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  This family friendly Christmas show is directed by Ladonna Van Wolf and assisted by Linda Johnson, who is also the choreographer.  The production will play for two weekends, December 2nd through 4th and December 9th through 11th. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ...

  • 18 November

    Christmas Shopping at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara M. Tobias – If you still have some uncrossed-off names on your Christmas shopping list, you will find lots to choose from this month and next at your local gallery: Pen & Ink, Pastels, Acrylic Paintings, Oil Paintings, Crocheted Afghans, Quilts, Multi-Media, Wood Carvings, Walking Sticks, Tote Bags, Purses, Jewelry, Metal Art, Photography, Dream Catchers, Wood Working, Flower ...

  • 17 November

    Southern Hospitality Auditions Approach as Eb Scrooge Prepares to Open at OLT

    SUBMITTED – The Ouachita Little Theatre season is loaded with activity for the next two months.  Not only do they have the wonderful Christmas show “Eb Scrooge” opening December 2, but auditions for the next show, “Southern Hospitality,” will be happening between the two weekends of “Eb Scrooge.” “Southern Hospitality” director, Scotty Jenkins, announced that auditions will be on December 5 and ...

  • 17 November

    Soup and Bread Dinner at American Artisans

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This “Third Thursday” from 6 to 8 pm on November 17, American Artisans is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Mena Art Gallery. Many of you attended the last one and this will be just as delicious. There will be five of Donna Chrisman’s wonderful soups for you to choose from: Cheddar Ale, Caulini (Cauliflower/Zuccinni), Tomato Bisque, Chicken Enchilada, and ...

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    National Juried Painting Exhibit Opens Friday, September 30

    By Barbara M. Tobias – Mena Art Gallery’s second annual Art of the Heartland exhibit will open Friday evening, September 30, with a reception and awards ceremony at the gallery, 607 Mena Street, from 6 to 8 pm. This summer, artists from all parts of the United States submitted entries; 50 of the best have been selected for the exhibit. This is a rare ...