Baylor To Unveil "How Now Browning Cow" On Thursday

Oct. 11, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will unveil "How Now Browning Cow," a newly completed WACOW designed by renowned Waco artist Kermit Oliver, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, on the front lawn of Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor campus.

Noted as the first American ever to design collectable silk scarves for the celebrated French fashion house Hermes, Oliver's stunningly ornate design on the life-size fiberglass "How Now Browning Cow" pays homage to Robert Browning's poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin." After its unveiling, the Baylor WACOW will be on public display in the foyer of Moody Memorial Library until it is auctioned Dec. 9 along with a herd of 40 other longhorns, cows and calves to benefit The Art Center of Waco.

Participating in the unveiling are Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.; Oliver; Dr. Mairi Rennie, director of Armstrong Browning Library; Mary Ann Dris, administrative director of The Art Center of Waco; Pam Baumgardner, a Round Rock senior, performing as the Pied Piper; and more than 20 pre-kindergarten students from Baylor's Piper Center for Child Development who will reenact the events of the famous poem. Refreshments will be provided after the unveiling.

For more information about the unveiling, contact Lori Scott Fogleman, director of media relations, at (254) 710-6275 or mobile (254) 744-4426. To find out more about the WACOW art exhibition, visit www.Wacows.com .

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