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January, 2017

  • 18 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The annual Artists’ Garage Sale is going on during January at Mena Art Gallery. You can find almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There is also completed artwork for sale in lots of different media. If you ...

  • 11 January

    Mena Art Gallery Receives Donation

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – The estate of Bob Carver has made a generous contribution to Mena Art Gallery, specifying that it should be used for operating expenses and for continuing the annual Art of the Heartland National Painting Competition. This will assist the gallery (whose mission is to provide art of the highest quality to the people of southwestern ...

  • 4 January

    Artists’ Garage Sale at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – January will see the 2017 Artists’ Garage Sale at the gallery. The sale will incorporate almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed artwork for sale in lots of different media. If you are ...

  • 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 ...