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Mena Art Gallery’s Volunteer Spotlight: Missy Williams

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Missy Williams loves to knit and loves to help others find as much joy in “tangling up yarn” as she does. She volunteers at Mena Art Gallery each Saturday afternoon to lead the Fiber Arts group: several people who are enthusiastic about the various kinds of art that can be made from fiber. There are ...

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Small Works at Mena Art Gallery

By Barbara Lewis Today’s trend in art, with artists, collectors as well as interior designers, has moved toward smaller sizes. As these are less expensive, most anyone can afford to own original paintings by up and coming or even well established artists. Even in the smallest homes, one can have a nice collection grouped in a small space. “SMALL WORKS” ...

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Time to Prepare for Ouachita Expressions

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This year Ouachita Expressions is scheduled for the month of August, with entries due at Mena Art Gallery from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, August 2. It is time for local artists to be thinking about their entries for the gallery’s traditional judged exhibit. So break out your brushes, pencils, welding torches, chisels, ...

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Mena Art Gallery’s Photography Show Winners

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – This is, like most of the preceding Photography Shows, an amazing display of photography talent and beauty. Here is a list of the winners: Best of Show (Richard Shull Award) – Sharon Prislipsky – Spiral Toward the Light Youth: 1st Place – Landon Isclaw – Framed 2nd Place – Landon Isclaw – Reaching Out 3rd ...

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The Art of Seasoning

BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE – On June 24, at noon, Mena Art Gallery will offer a cooking class conducted by Barbara Tobias. The class will include lunch, recipes, and lots of ideas on seasoning with herbs and spices. Many of you have attended Barbara’s classes on making bread, and this is an opportunity to broaden your cooking skills. Often, the difference between ...

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Meet the Artists: Gilda Meyers and Patricia Trulock

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The May exhibit at Mena Art Gallery is called “BFF Art Show” and the two ladies make quite a team. Gilda Meyers does a wide variety of work: exquisite pen and ink drawings, woodcarvings, jewelry, and note cards to name just a few. It is always fun to see what new ideas she has come ...

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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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Reception for Young Artists’ Exhibit

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Mena Art Gallery will hold a reception for the work of young artists on Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 3 pm. Awards will be presented at 2 pm. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many talented young people. Some are from local art classes; some are home schooled or ...

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