OKC: Get your GLOW on at Scissortail Park this weekend

Compiled by Glenda Rice Collins — Updated April 7, 2022

Community Celebration at Scissortail Park to feature lighted hot air balloons and drones!

Scissortail Springtime in the Park at Dusk: Photo by Glenda Rice Collins.

Oklahoma City, Okla. USA–In conjunction with the currently engaging GLOW interactive, lighted exhibition (continuing through April 10) Allied Arts and Inasmuch Foundation will present a community celebration on Friday, April 8, 7 – 11 p.m. at Scissortail Park, –featuring: a hot air balloon night glow, a synchronized drone light show, glow-in-the-dark art from local makers, live performances, music, food trucks and more. The event is free and open to all ages.

Catching the Glow: Shown, a young visitor strolls near the colorfully-coiled Passage installation, created by Serge Maheu. Join Allied Arts for the GLOW finale celebration April 8 on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn at Scissortail Park, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Glenda Rice Collins.

Sponsored by Inasmuch FoundationLove’s Travel StopsHeartlandScissortail Park and LINGO Construction. the outdoor GLOW exhibits feature: Oscillation and Passage two large, interactive works that currently light up the environs near the 50-story Devon Tower and the expansive, state-of-the-art Oklahoma City Convention Center, which opened in 2021.

A Glowing Pathway: The Urban Conga installation, Oscillation, glows near the Devon Tower skyscraper in Oklahoma City, currently inviting springtime interaction with visitors. Photo by Glenda Rice Collins.

Oscillation, created by The Urban Conga, consists of crystal-like forms that encourage interaction. Movement through the installation evokes changing sounds and colors from the scattered “gems,” generating music and light changes based on visitors’ proximity to the jewel-like structures.

Passage, created by Serge Maheu, consists of 20 coiled circles of light that form an open “tunnel” with an interactive sound system. that “explores the emotional connections of light and sound.” Walking through the coiled light tunnel activates changing color-glow, patterns and sounds, providing a playful sensory experience for guests of all ages.

OKC Nightglow: The GLOW exhibition continues through April 10, just West from the stunning, 500,000-square-foot, publicly funded Oklahoma City Convention Center, opened in January 2021 near Scissortail Park in downtown Oklahoma City — its design heavily influenced by its relationship to the surrounding environment. Photo by Glenda Rice Collins.

For media inquiries or more information on the GLOW exhibit or event, please contact Courtney
Lavender or call Allied Arts at (405) 278-8944.

CREDITS: Photos by Glenda Rice Collins.

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