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Mena Art Gallery Reopens with Ouachita Expressions

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS –

On Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will reopen after spending the month of July in a major remodeling: new carpet, paint, lighting, handicapped-accessible bathroom, and the Executive Director’s office moved up front where she can most easily greet you as you come in.

We will also be celebrating the opening of Ouachita Expressions, our oldest competition for art: it has happened annually for well over twenty years. This exhibit will make awards in the following categories:

Works on canvas, wood, gesso board, etc., including oils and acrylics

Works on paper, including watercolors, pastels, pencil, prismacolor, block prints, and pen/ink

Photography and computer-generated art

Three-dimensional art

Thanks to the generosity of Mena Title Company, Union Bank of Mena, Ouachita Equine Clinic, Poteau Valley Veterinary Hospital, and Yankee Clipper, we will make awards to the winners in each category about 2 pm.

As always, there will be snacks to enjoy while you are seeing the artwork and our newly remodeled gallery—our volunteers are just as talented in the kitchen as with a paint brush.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Mena Art Gallery.

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