In case you didn’t hear, a giant elephant arrived on the town square early this morning and will be hanging around for about six weeks.
Her name is Nomkhubulwane and she’s made from recycled tires. 1.3 tons of recycled tires, that is.
The idea is that since the elephant is the largest land mammal and can serve as a symbol of the possible threat that an expanding industrial development may represent to all forms of life, the artist behind this project believes Nomkhubulwane could help us contemplate issues of co-existence and how we now need to live.
Fayetteville is one of six cities that she’s traveling to and word on the street is that Walmart helped with the cost of bringing her here as did as few other local donors.
In short, there is a giant elephant on the square and you should check it out. If you wanna.
Here’s a list with more:
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
- Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes (Solo)
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Mo Brothers
- Baum Stadium: Arkansas Baseball vs. Centenary
- Walton Arts Center: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
- George’s: G Love & Special Sauce / Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
- Fix Ultra Lounge: Beat Bachs & Nicholas Scott
- Rogue: Rollo Tumasi / European Sons / One Rung Ladder
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Scott Leeper