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