SUBMITTED BY JUDY THOMPSON –
For the first time at the recent Ouachita Arts Celebration, a new art form was highlighted. With the very popular Chair Art, old wooden chairs were turned into art by the very competent local artists. The Chair Art ranges from the beautifully simplistic to the truly out of the box.
Artists who participated were Jim Brace, Niki Dempsey, Amanda Dye, Ann Glenn, Tim Hesse, Daryl Lood, Gilda Meyers, Susan Sebren, Laura Wilson, and Julie VandeZande. Their Chair Art entries are on display currently at the Mena Art Gallery.
On Thursday, November 16, OAC will host a reception at the art gallery at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to view these art pieces for the last time that evening. As part of the event, there will also be an auction at which time, the ten chairs will be auctioned off individually to the highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction will go toward financing the fifth annual Ouachita Arts Celebration in 2018. Enjoy the arts; support the arts and buy a piece of art at the reception on Thursday evening.