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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Twining Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Twining is a method of making rugs, purses, and a variety of other fabric-based creations from strips of fabric. It’s something like the rag rugs that your grandmother made, but done on a loom. Niki Dempsey is doing a twining workshop on Friday, March 9 from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. ...

  • 23 February

    OLT Continues Improvements

    Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

  • 13 February

    Something for Everyone at OLT

    If you are looking for entertainment the next couple of weeks, look no further than Ouachita Little Theatre on Main Street. After an enthusiastic opening of “Four Weddings and an Elvis” last weekend and a special Valentines Day show at Mena Mountain Resort, you still have three more chances to catch this comedy live on stage. Friday and Saturday performances ...

  • 13 February

    Youth and Beginning Adult Art Classes

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery has been conducting Children’s Art Classes for many years, but now we have a new approach: classes for youth and beginner adults. Students for these classes should be at least 10 years old, but they are also suitable for adults who are beginners in the art field. Our instructor is Nicky Dempsey, ...

  • 7 February

    “Godspell” Auditions, 4 Weddings, and OLT Movie Party

    SUBMITTED – February is a busy month at Ouachita Little Theatre.  Auditions have been announced for the spring musical production of “Godspell”, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday, February 13 and 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the theatre. This groundbreaking production originally debuted in 1971 and is based on a series of parables from the gospels of ...

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Tickets Now on Sale for “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

    pick up advanced seating reservations and tickets for their next production. “Four Weddings and an Elvis” is a comedy directed by Scotty Jenkins that is sure to entertain theatre-goers. Julie Ulmer, board member of OLT states, “Live theater is such a special treat in entertainment options. This production is very funny and would make a wonderful date night for the ...

  • 31 January

    Reception for “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – This Saturday, February 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be an opening reception for Mena Art Gallery’s first “Portrait of Arkansas” Exhibit at 607 Mena Street. Arkansas artists from around the state have been invited to enter their concept of what the Natural State means to them. There are no limits to the media used, so artists ...

  • 26 January

    Mena Art Gallery: A Look Ahead to 2018

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – I have been working with Mena Art Gallery for over a dozen years and have seen it grow and change. Here are some of the things planned for 2018: Two national juried painting competitions will bring the best work from artists all over the U.S. Artists can enter either or both by posting photographs of ...

  • 10 January

    Double Header This Week at OLT!

    Friends and members of OLT have a rare opportunity to experience not one, but two exciting events for the public in the same week.  First, on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 p.m., a free movie party will be hosted by Ouachita Little Theatre. The feature will be one of the most famously popular and critically acclaimed movies of all time, ...

  • 10 January

    Portrait of Arkansas

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The February Exhibit at Mena Art Gallery will be An Artist’s Portrait of Arkansas, the Natural State. Each artist will find something that means “Arkansas” to them and that will be the subject of their work. Entries can be in any media: Paintings, photographs, drawings, pen and ink, and three-dimensional work will be included. This will ...