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Ingrid Gipson to Present Program on Clay Sculpture

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – On Tuesday, August 19, at 5:30 pm, at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, Ingrid Gipson will help us understand how she creates her beautiful clay sculptures. She would love to show us start to finish how the magic happens, but that would take a great deal more time than most of us could spend. ...

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Winner in Mena Art Gallery’s Photography Show

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – It seems as though the work just gets better every year. This show will be on display through September 2 during regular gallery hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. If you didn’t make it to the reception last Saturday, plan to stop by and see ...

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Lioness Club to Participate in Ouachita Arts Celebration

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The Ouachita Arts Celebration in the Downtown Arts District is working with as many of the organizations in Mena as possible to put together a fun day on November 1. The Lioness Club plans to have a booth serving coke floats. Perfect for a warm fall day. The Lioness Club will use the funds generated ...

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Photo Show Opens Saturday

BY JANIS GEYER SHULL – This Saturday, August 2, Mena Art Gallery will host a reception for its 12th annual photography competition from 1 to 3 p.m. While temperatures are soaring outside, you can be enjoying a collection of outstanding photographs in air-conditioned comfort. The gallery will be filled to capacity with beautiful landscapes, colorful flowers, fascinating wildlife, and eye-catching ...

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Beading Contest at Ouachita Arts Celebration

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – As a part of the November 1 Ouachita Arts Celebration, Four Winds Trading Post is sponsoring a beading contest. Instead of judges, Four Winds will let the public pick the winners during the Celebration. If you are one of the talented artists who works in beads, this is for you. It is open to all ...

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Mena’s Downtown Arts District and Ouachita Arts Celebration

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – You didn’t know there was a downtown arts district? There is an effort among the creative businesses on Mena Street to begin referring to the roughly one or two blocks from Janssen to Maple as the Arts District. This idea came up when eight downtown businesses began discussing an application for a National Endowment of ...

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Theatre Plans to Become More User Friendly for All

BY MELANIE BUCK – Ouachita Little Theatre Board President Tim Hesse reports that recent construction on the theatre has been well met by cast, crew, and board members. Part of the theatre was recently re-constructed to expand the rear of the building back to a closer version of its state before the tornado of April 2009 did such extensive damage, ...

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Entries Due Soon for Photography Show at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, will accept entries for the annual Photography Competition on Wednesday, July 30, from 10 am to 4 pm. To request a special entry time, you must call the gallery at 479-394-3880 before July 30. This year, there will be adult and youth categories. For the youth category, the photographer ...

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OLT Officers Attend Acting Workshop in Dallas

BY JUDY THOMPSON – Del Shores is recognized not only as an actor, but also as a producer, director and playwright.  In addition, the L.A. Times acknowledges him as the master of Texas comedy.  Shores sponsored a comedic workshop in Dallas on June 29 entitled “Don’t Be Afraid.  Be a Fool!”.  Attending from Mena were Ouachita Little Theatre president, Tim ...

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Henry Moreno to Demonstrate Portrait Painting at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Many of you are familiar with Henry Moreno’s beautiful and naturalistic portraits. On Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 pm, at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, he will show us how he goes about creating them. He is an excellent teacher, and his presentations are always interesting. Henry has been painting since boyhood and has ...

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