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Oklahoma High School Football State Championship Games:
UCO welcomes Oklahoma high school football state championship teams and fans to our campus for the 2022 OSSAA high school football championship games, Dec. 1-10. Visit the Championship Central website for more info.

About the Galleries

The mission of the Melton Gallery is to serve as a forum to support the visual arts through diverse exhibitions and programming, creating dialogue between the university and the broader artistic community.

 The Melton Gallery strives for the following goals:

  • Extend the knowledge of contemporary art, design practices, and critical theory.
  • Pursue exhibitions and programming that are issue-charged in nature.
  • Cultivate diverse audiences to create an atmosphere of inclusion.
  • Develop community partnerships through collaborative projects.
  • Provide deliberate support of the art and design departments’ missions to prepare students to enter professional careers.


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photo of Melton Gallery and Collections curator, Carrie KoutsCarrie Kouts is a curator, sculptor, craftsperson and aspiring naturalist. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City, where she currently lives and has her own studio space with her partner.

In 2019, she received her BFA with an emphasis in Sculpture and a minor in Art History from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her work has been shown in ArtNow 2021, Momentum spotlight, 21C museum hotels and 24 Works on Paper. Through her work, she examines the shifting borders between the human-made environment and the organic environment. Recently, she has also begun to explore themes of environmental inequity within her sculptural series. She hopes to bring greater awareness to this preventable tragedy through her works.

In 2020, Kouts began working at the University of Central Oklahoma in the Department of Art. During her time as a Studio Art Technician and Gallery Assistant, she found fulfillment in assisting students with their artistic goals. As the Curator of the Melton Gallery, Kouts sees her role as a supporter and collaborator to the artists within UCO’s community and to the community at large. She is eager to create exhibitions and programs with local, national and international artists that bring the crucial dialogue to the gallery and embolden creativity in the viewers.