Kelsey Watkins is currently studying at Ringling College of Art + Design as a Game Arts major and hopes to one day be an accomplished Environmental Artist, whether it be working on video games or designing theme park interactive queues.
Kelsey is also a graduate of Drury University and has her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design & Design Arts, Fine Arts, and Visual Communication.
INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
Founding the Fall Festival in 2014 at Drury University, Kelsey led her club to set out on designing a haunted attraction that would appeal to college students and kids in the community. Featured on their local news station, the Drury University Fall Festival has grown to support clubs and give students networking opportunities years later.
Kelsey invited all of the community’s artists to come out and help clean up the tunnels of hate speech graffiti in June 2017. With the increase media attention of hate crimes over the past year, such imagery needed to be condemned. The News-Leader covered the event and was the front page of the following day’s paper. If you would like to read more about the Acid Tunnels, click here.
Kelsey was awarded the Drury Spotlight Award for Student Involvement and Experience. The Student Involvement Award recognizes members of the Drury community who place value on the student experience through Drury’s student organizations. Ideal recipients make significant contributions to student organizations by exemplifying excellent leadership skills, as well as integrity, service, innovation, and meaningful involvement every day.
Kelsey was featured in the “Love Stuck” Gallery, a Digital Tattoo Art Gallery Experience organized by Drury University’s C-Street Gallery. The show promoted art and tattoo culture in Springfield and intended to help people find the beauty and reason within tattoos.