Flight of the Elephant

Exhibit Dates: October 4 – 25| Opening Reception: October 4, 5:30 – 7:30

Brought in by the UCO Design Department, the Melton Gallery welcomes Stacey Holloway, installation-based artist who currently works as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

For Flight of the Elephant, Holloway developed sculpture in response to design work by UCO Design Department Chair, Amy Johnson, created to promote the protection of elephants. Johnson received grant funding through WildAid, an organization that works to increase support for conservation efforts, as well as the Kirkpatrick Foundation, who generously serve the OKC community through their support of arts and culture and animal wellbeing. The opening of this event includes poster-work by UCO Design students and a musical performance by the UCO School of Music at Mitchell Hall Theater.

Kyle Cohlmia was born and raised in Stillwater, OK. She attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 2006 with a BA in art history and Italian and a minor in English. Soon after graduation, she relocated to Denver, CO, working for the Denver Art Museum before deciding to pursue graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Cohlmia was granted the opportunity to act as emerging curator for OVAC’s annual exhibit, Momentum, in 2016 and concurrently accepted the position as curator of exhibitions for the College of Fine Arts and Design at UCO where she currently works with local and national artists to exhibit at the Melton Gallery.