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Winners at Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS

This year it really looks as though the younger generation of artists is alive and well. The Best-of-Show award went to Gabi La Grone who, at the ripe old age of eighteen, has come up with a stunning collage called “The Mask of Struggle.” Here is the complete list of winners:

Best of Show:  Gabi La Grone, “The Mask of Struggle”

3-Dimensional Art:

1st Jim Brace, “See Fish”
2nd Marvin Gentry, “Ethereal Crane”
3rd Carolynne Cook, “ Skull Dreamcatcher”
Honorable Mention, Susan Sebren, “Tabby Cat”

Works on Canvas, Wood, Gesso Board, etc., including oils and acrylics:

1st Vicki Dempsey, “Three Graces”
2nd Henry Moreno, “Ghost of Crowheart”
3rd Henry Moreno, “The Proposal”
Honorable Mention, Phyllis Anderson, “White Barn”

Works on Paper, including watercolors, pastels, pencil, prismacolor, prints, and ink:

1st Susan Gibson, “Flamingo Tulips”
2nd Henry Moreno, “Past Presidents”
3rd Gilda Meyers, “Flamenco”
Honorable Mention, Susan Gibson, “An American Hero”

Photography and Computer-Generated Art:

1st Larry Millican, “Singing Painted Bunting”
2nd Greg Disch, “Monument Valley”
3rd Ann Glenn, “Art Copies Nature”
Honorable Mention: Ann Glenn, “Sunset Serenity”

As with many of the shows Mena Art Gallery holds, this one included entries from many locations in Arkansas as well as a few from Texas and Louisiana.

The exhibit will be on display through October 29, so if you missed the reception on Saturday afternoon, you will still have an opportunity to see the great work (every year the quality of the entries in this show have been getting better) during regular gallery hours: 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesday through Saturday; 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday.

And while you are at the gallery, please take a few minutes to talk with either Jane Brace, our Executive Director, or the volunteer on duty about what you would like to see at the gallery in the future: types of shows, classes you might enjoy, or any other suggestions you may have for us. This is your gallery, and we’d like to know what you would like to see here.

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