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October, 2015

  • 14 October

    Art Gallery Juried Show Draws Steep Competition

    Mena Art Gallery held a reception on Friday night and presented awards to the winners of the National Juried Competition that is now on display at the Gallery. Entries were received from across the country in the Gallery’s first national show. The winners of the juried competition: 1st Place – James Brantley – “A Peeling” – $6,000 2nd Place – Lee Alban ...

  • 7 October

    Ouachita Little Theatre Junior Division

    BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre’s junior division, JOLT, is inviting the community to join them at auditions this week for their upcoming production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Auditions will be held this Thursday, October 8th, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 10th, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. at RMCC’s Engels Auditorium in the ...

  • 7 October

    Art of the Heartland Exhibit

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Sunday, October 11, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be a reception at Mena Art Gallery for the Art of the Heartland competition. Paintings from fifty-one artists from all over the country have been chosen for the first national juried painting competition sponsored by SouthWest Artists, Inc., the parent organization of Mena Art Gallery. ...

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    The Foreigner Opening Soon at OLT

    BY ROBBY BURT – Opening 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 ...

  • 16 September

    National Juried Painting Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – SouthWest Artists has been enlivening the art scene in Mena for 70 years now. A few years ago, it opened Mena Art Gallery to provide a place for local artists to show and sell their work and for the people of our town to enjoy artwork of a steadily increasing quality. Over the past few ...

  • 9 September

    National Juried Painting Competition

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – SouthWest Artists has been enlivening the art scene in Mena for 70 years now. A few years ago, it opened Mena Art Gallery to provide a place for local artists to show and sell their work and for the people of our town to enjoy artwork of a steadily increasing quality. Over the past few ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Photography Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On September 12, Greg Disch will conduct a photography workshop from 10 am to 4 pm at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Arkansas. He specializes in nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. The Mena Art Gallery exhibit during ...

  • 31 August

    OLT Rummage Sale Fundraiser

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Ouachita Little Theatre will have its Third Annual Rummage Sale this Saturday from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the parking lot of Bear State Bank across from the depot. Marilyn Brown and Judy Thompson are co-chairing the event. The rummage sale is an important fund-raiser for the theatre. Thompson notes that although theatre memberships ...

  • 25 August

    OLT Announces the Cast of The Foreigner

    BY MELANIE BUCK – The Ouachita Little Theatre has announced the cast of their upcoming production of The Foreigner, directed by RMCC Drama Instructor, Robby Burt. Taking the lead will be Lamar Austin as ‘Froggy’ Le Sueur; Scotty Jenkins as Charlie Baker; Judy Thompson will play Betty Meeks; Krys Swanberg will be Reverend David Marshall Lee; Katelin Haines is set ...

  • 24 August

    Nancy Meadows Taylor to Present Painting Workshop

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Always wanted to paint beautiful water? One of the best in the nation in that particular field will have a workshop here in Mena on October 12, 13, and 14. It will take place at Mena Mountain Resort. Nancy has long worked in both watercolor and oils and is an accomplished painter as well as a ...