Kelly Adkins does not consider herself an artist but has always loved and supported arts and culture of all kinds. For many years, she has been involved in the arts in DeSoto County, where she promotes a network of artist-friends. She has lived in Southaven most of her life and has deep family ties to the area.
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and received her teacher certification. She has volunteered working with children and feels it has instilled in her a deep passion for children’s issues and education. While she has experienced the lifelong advantage of exposure to art, she knows many children in Southaven are underserved.
Her hope for Southaven Arts Council is to provide a home for the arts and art education in Southaven by making art accessible for everyone, particularly the youth.