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Mena Art Gallery selling chance on an original Tyrone Lewis oil painting

    As a memorial to the late Mena native, Tyrone Lewis (1938 – 2013), SouthWest Artists, Inc. and the Mena Art Gallery will be raffling off one of the last paintings done by Tyrone. The painting is truly an appreciable investment as a collectors piece. Tickets may be purchased at the Mena Art Gallery and Mena Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Winners: Young Artists Competition

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – From the looks of the 2017 Young Artists Competition exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, the future of Art here is in very good shape. You will have an opportunity to see what tomorrow’s artists already can do from now through April 29. Come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street during regular gallery hours: 11 ...

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Local Couple Receives Governor’s Arts Awards

BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – Each year the Arkansas Arts Council selects eight recipients for the Governor’s Arts Awards. This year, one of the awards recognized Sam and Barbara Tobias for the Arts Community Development Award because of their long-time work with our local Mena Art Gallery. Other recipients were: Thom Hall, Little Rock, Lifetime Achievement Award Art Porter Music ...

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Mena Art Gallery Offering Two Children’s Art Classes

SUBMITTED – Due to their Children’s Art Class continuing to grow, Mena Art Gallery will now be offering two classes. The second Saturday of each month will be reserved for ages 10 and up and the third Saturday of each month will be for ages 5 – 9. The cost is $2 per child. Please call the gallery at 479-394-3880 to sign up.

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Mena Art Gallery Holding Fundraiser for The Art of the Heartland

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser to help bring The Art of the Heartland National Juried Paint Show back to Mena for the third year. They have a goal of $15,000 and need the community’s help. A challenge has been set up by two donors. If the gallery raises $1,100 in the next week, ...

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Christmas Potluck at Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Wednesday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m., Mena Art Gallery will hold its annual Christmas Potluck at the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Come, bring something good to eat, and join the fun. You do not have to be a member, and this is a great chance to get to know the people who make your local art ...

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Mena Art Gallery Extends Hours During Christmas Festivities

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Get in the holiday spirit with all the activities at this year’s Christmas Festival, Downtown Parade, music, fireworks, and the official Lighting Ceremony at Janssen Park. Festivities kick off with the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce. The Christmas Festival, presented by the Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission, will begin ...

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American Artisans Pulls in Donations with Soup Fundraiser

BY MELANIE BUCK – American Artisans held a fundraiser to benefit the Mena Art Gallery on Thursday, November 17th. Owner of American Artisans, Rick Chrisman, said they had a good turnout. “It was great. It really turned out well. I think it also helped the Downtown Partners as it was also Third Thursday Downtown night.” Chrisman said around $900 was ...

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Local Artist, Tiffany Lane, Places in Prestigious National Art Show

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local artist and her work of art, ‘American Beauty,’ were honored in a nationally juried show that opened Friday at the Mena Art Gallery. Tiffany Lane, and her stunning work of art inspired by her daughter, ‘American Beauty,’ were among great company with artists from across the United States submitting pieces in the prestigious show. ...

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Mena Art Gallery Looks Ahead

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Saturday, January 16, the Board of Directors of Mena Art Gallery met to plan for the coming couple of years. Janet Harney of the Arkansas Arts Council acted as moderator for the group. The meeting began with a summary by Rick Chrisman, Chairman of the Board, of the activities for the past year including ...

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