McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 20, 2013

New wall installed at art gallery

Staff report

McALESTER — The current president of Southeastern Oklahoma Fine Arts Inc., Joanne Beeninga, of McAlester, paints the newest section of the SOFA Art Galllery on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The new wall space will be fixed with shelves to hold sculpture. The first artist to be featured on this new wall will be Beeninga.

She creates sculpture through pottery and has been at the gallery since it’s beginning last year.

The gallery is at 30 E. Choctaw Ave. in downtown McAlester. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Visit the gallery to sign up for classes such as Melissa Benjamin’s class for children called ArtSmart. ArtSmart is on Wednesdays after school.

For more information, visit the SOFA Art Gallery on Facebook.