BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS –
On Saturday, February 7, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold a reception for its annual Fiber Arts Show at 607 Mena Street. This is a great opportunity to meet many of the artists, ask questions, and see what is on display in addition to munching on refreshments (artists seem to be mostly very good cooks as well as whatever other form of art they practice) and visiting with friends and neighbors.
On the same day, from 9 am till noon, there will be a Twining class creating small rugs from fabric strips. And, because of the day when Valentine’s Day falls this year, the monthly children’s art class is being held on the 7th from 1 to 3 pm in the classroom.
There will be other classes going on during the month ranging from spinning to rigid heddle weaving to Japanese beading. You can get all the details at the reception. Or, if you can’t make it to the gallery on Saturday, call the gallery at 479-394-3880 during gallery hours (11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays, 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Thursday).