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2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference

True North

Kelly Tompkins
Kelly Tompkins is a CNU-Accredited (Chapter of the New Urbanism) creative placemaking urbanist and the director of Main Street Enid. Tompkins is a graduate of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s 2015 Leadership Arts class is the recipient of the 2015 Oklahoma Main Street Director of the Year Award.

Kelly Tompkins's Schedule
Good Morning, Enid!
Date: Wednesday – October, 25 2017 Time: 9:00am - 9:30am
Room: Grand Ballroom
Start your 2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference off on a high note by gathering with your Enid community hosts and fellow conference attendees for a high-spirited opening session. Led by Enid conference co-chairs, Cathy Breyley, Marcy Jarrett, and Kelly Tompkins, this lively morning program will help you learn how to make the most of your entire conference experience and your visit to Enid.
Public Art Case Study: ‘Under Her Wing was the Universe’, An Artist-Led Initiative
Date: Thursday – October, 26 2017 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: 402 - 404 Track: Artists
romy owens' public art for Enid is an artist-led initiative, meaning she created her own opportunity to create public art instead of waiting for an opportunity to present itself through an RFP, RFQ, or Call for Artists. Using a crowdfunding platform and social media, she raised 75 percent of the funds needed to complete this public art. The remaining 25 percent was provided through existing grant programs available to individual artists. She also worked with local businesses to seek in-kind services and materials. This panel will discuss the significance of artist-led initiatives, the skills necessary to create work without the formal structure of a public art program, and the process through which they went in creating this public art for the city of Enid.

For more information contact our Assistant Director.