UCO’s ‘Flight of the Ele­phant’ to fea­ture art and mu­sic

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SUNDAY LIFE -

The Univer­sity of Cen­tral Ok­la­homa Col­lege of Fine Arts and De­sign will present Sat­ur­day “Flight of the Ele­phant,” a free pub­lic event com­bin­ing the power of mu­sic, de­sign, sculp­ture and sto­ry­telling to ben­e­fit WildAid, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that works to end il­le­gal wildlife trade for goods such as ivory.

“Flight of the Ele­phant,” sup­ported by the Kirk­patrick Foun­da­tion, will fea­ture the work of sculp­tor Stacey Hol­loway in an open­ing re­cep­tion at the Mel­ton Gallery from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and a de­sign show­case in the Krot­tinger Fam­ily Gallery in the Mitchell Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter.

The ex­hibit will re­main on view through Oct. 25. Vis­i­tors can see and buy con­ser­va­tion-themed work by UCO de­sign stu­dents and fac­ulty through­out the event. Half of all de­sign sales will sup­port the anti-poach­ing ef­forts of WildAid.

The UCO Wind Sym­phony will take the stage at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall The­atre to per­form the world pre­miere of an orig­i­nal score by Amer­i­can com­poser

Scott McAl­lis­ter, who will be in at­ten­dance. Nar­ra­tive il­lus­tra­tions will ac­com­pany McAl­lis­ter’s piece, along with a story by John­son and Sam Lad­wig, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of de­sign. To re­serve seats, go to www.mitchell­hallthe­atre.com or call 974-3375. The Mel­ton Gallery is free and open to the pub­lic 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­days-Thurs­days and on Fri­days by ap­point­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. melton­gallery.com.

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