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Fiber Arts Show Coming in February

It’s almost time for Mena Art Gallery’s annual Fiber Arts Show, so if you are working in any sort of fiber (knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery are the most common, but the show will not be limited to these) plan to enter your work in this show. Entries should be brought to the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Work will be ...

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Bronze Sculpture: Art Awareness Program

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Tuesday, January 20, at 5:30 pm, Joe Van Wolf will present a program at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, on how he creates bronze sculptures. Joe will have some of his smaller pieces with him (it’s a bit hard to carry around life-size bronzes!) as well as some of the tools he uses ...

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Ouachita Little Theatre Selects Director for “Eyes of the Apostle”

BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – OLT PRESIDENT – The spring production at the Ouachita Little Theatre will be “Eyes of the Apostle” written by Donley Hesse.  It will hit the boards starting March 20, 2015.  This passion play will be told using the Biblical accounts as viewed by the Apostle John.  “Eyes of the Apostle” will usher in Easter celebrations a ...

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Mena Art Gallery Planning Juried Painting Show

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery has been working for the past year on a project that can bring a new kind of tourism to Mena: a national juried painting competition. This has the potential to bring not only the winning artists here for the award presentations but also art collectors from everywhere. Most aspiring artists enter juried ...

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OLT’s Production of Little Women Opens Friday Night

BY MIKE MARTIN – When OLT’s production of Little Women graces the stage December 5-7 and 12-14, it will feature many veterans of past OLT productions and will also introduce some amazing new talent. The play’s large cast is sixteen members strong and provides a lot of opportunity for new actors, as well as more seasoned ones. The OLT has ...

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Mena Art Gallery Members Win Art Awards

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Gilda Meyers has been exhibiting master-quality art work at Mena Art Gallery for several years, and Patricia Trulock has been showing great photography there as well. Gilda has just received a number of awards. In the Holdenvile, Oklahoma, art show, “Unbridled Lightening” won Best of Show at the Master Level. In the Cass County HeART ...

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The OLT Board

Submitted – The OLT board, at their October meeting, accepted Tim Hesse’s resignation from the board and presidency. Tim indicated that the reasons for resigning from the board involved personal issues, but he expressed his desire to continue as an active member. In fact, he just finished a run in Bell, Book and Candle and is presently in rehearsal in ...

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OLT Presents Bell, Book and Candle

BY SUZANNE SNOW – Feeling the Halloween spirit and looking for some fun plans? Come check out the OLT’s production of Bell, Book and Candle. If you are a fan of the TV series Bewitched, you will love the quirky cast of characters in BB&C. The chemistry on stage is energetic and the characters are played by some familiar faces ...

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Artist Demos at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TABIAS Ever wondered about how an artist goes about creating a painting or a drawing? Come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street on Tuesdays between 11 am and 2 pm and sit in on “Art Day.” You don’t have to bring your brushes or pencils (although that’s certainly okay if you would like to), and questions ...

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Bell, Book and Candle Prepare to Hit the Stage

BY MELANIE BUCK – There is much excitement in the air as the actors of Bell, Book and Candle, OLT’s next prodution, prepare to bring you a great show. Bell, Book and Candle stars actors Amanda Stipe as Gillian, Tim Hesse as Shep, Emily Butler-McCoy as Aunt Queenie, Lamar Austin as Nicky, and Scott O’Rear as Sidney Redlitch. The hit ...

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