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Herbs and Legends

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –

On Monday evening, October 21, at 5:30 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold another in its series of programs on “Art Awareness” at the gallery, 607 Mena Street.

Carolynne Cook is a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe as well as a long-time gallery member. She will explain how many herbs are used as remedies, both oral and topical, as well as tell us about some legends that are traditional with Native Americans.

Carolynne will be wearing the regalia (including jewelry which she makes) she uses for tribal functions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the traditions and herbal lore of some of our Native American population here in Arkansas.

As with all such programs, admission is free. There will be a short business session following the presentation; you are also welcome to attend this meeting. And, if you have not yet had an opportunity to see the Ouachita Expressions show now on display at the gallery, plan to take a few extra minutes to have a look around—there is some outstanding work in this one.