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December, 2015

  • 2 December

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Opens at OLT This Weekend

    This weekend and next weekend will be your chance to see CS Lewis’ book “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” come to life on the stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre. The theatre’s junior group (J.O.L.T) is presenting this full-length story in a play adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. More than 30 young performers and crew, assisted ...

  • 2 December

    Auditions Being Held for Next OLT Play

    Judy Thompson, director of the Ouachita Little Theatre’s winter play, Dearly Beloved, has announced that auditions will be held Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mena Mountain Resort. Rehearsals will start in early January. Performances are scheduled for February 12-14 and 19-21. The play is a fast-paced comedy about love, marriage, ...

  • 2 December

    Christmas at the Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s that time of year again! The annual Christmas sale is up at Mena Art Gallery, and on Saturday, December 5, we will be extending open hours until 7:00 pm. This is the evening of the Candyland Christmas Parade, fireworks, and the lighting ceremony for the Christmas lights at Janssen Park. The gallery will be having a ...

November, 2015

  • 24 November

    Children’s Art Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On the second Saturday of each month, from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, somewhere around a dozen children gather in the classroom at Mena Art Gallery and have a great time, while learning a lot about art. Niki Dempsey, the volunteer who teaches the class, is a talented artist in her own right, but no less ...

  • 18 November

    OLT Gets a New Look on the Inside

    Ouachita Little Theatre has undergone extensive renovations over the past few months and is ready to showcase what’s been done. The lobby has been freshly painted and the bathrooms have been moved, made larger, and created more ‘visiting’ space within the lobby. Brad Storey and Scotty Jenkins have donated hundreds of hours of labor over the past several months, and ...

  • 12 November

    2016 OLT Membership Kickoff

    SUBMITTED – Excitement is in the air as the Ouachita Little Theatre starts its recruitment for 2016 members and special donors. Judy Thompson, OLT Membership Chairman, advises that initial letters have already gone out to current OLT members urging them to once again support the theatre through their membership renewals. Thompson advises that although occasionally funding may be available for ...

  • 12 November

    Young Artist Classes at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – For the past several months, Mena Art Gallery has been conducting art classes for young artists ages 13 to 17. Adults are welcome to the classes as well, and several have been coming. The cost of $2 per person covers all needed supplies. The Young Artist Class for this month will be on abstract painting. Niki ...

October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Christmas Show and Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It’s that time of year again! The annual Christmas Show and Sale at Mena Art Gallery will open on Thursday, November 5, during regular gallery hours: 10 am to 3 pm. You will find unique items from stocking stuffers to that special piece that will make someone’s eye light up on Christmas morning. There will be paintings, drawings, ...

  • 21 October

    Lots Going on in the Art World in Mena!

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Art of the Heartland exhibit of paintings accepted in the national juried painting competition sponsored by Mena Art Gallery will be on display at the gallery through October 30 during regular gallery hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays, 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Paintings were received from artists from Canada, Alaska, California, the east coast, Texas, ...

  • 14 October

    Opening Weekend for The Foreigner

    BY ROBBY BURT Opening this Friday, October 17 at the Ouachita Little Theatre is the rip roaring comedy The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue and directed by Robby Burt. It will be presented for two weekends. The plot revolves around Charlie Baker, The Foreigner.  He is an Englishman visiting America with his friend staying at a Fishing Lodge in Georgia.  Guests believing that Charlie is ...