Episode 32: Monta Black Philpot

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with nationally-renowned artist, Monta Black Philpot. Monta is most well-known from her collection of prisma pencil portraits of people from the area titled ‘The Ouachita Portrait Collection’. She shares stories of many of the subjects who were featured, as well as inspiration for other pieces. The Ouachita…

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Episode 20: Special- Justin Richmond

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down and talk with “famous” playwright and Pulse Multimedia receptionist extraordinaire, Justin Richmond. Now a multi award-winning playwright and at the young age of 19, Justin talks about his inspiration, his writing process, his experience working in the Pulse Multimedia circus and much more! The Ouachita Chronicles is…

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Episode 14: Rick Chrisman

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Rick Chrisman, owner of gourmet restaurant American Artisans in downtown Mena, Arkansas. Being such a staple in Mena, Rick has a lot to say about how his business started, the inclusion of art in his establishment, and the highs and lows of owning a restaurant. Rick,…

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