From the Southaven Arts Council:
It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors of the Southaven Arts Council would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Kelly Adkins.
She never considered herself an artist, but she had more passion for the arts than anyone we have known.
She was a patron, advocate, and pillar of the arts in the region.
Kelly had many goals, but at the top of the list was the success of this organization in order create a home for the visual arts in our community.
We, as the Board, vow to continue this important work.
Kelly created the foundation. We invite you help keep Kelly’s dream alive by joining us in growing a vibrant arts community in Southaven.
Please join us on November 15, 2022 to celebrate the life of our dear friend Kelly Adkins.
The art show and reception to honor Kelly at the Southaven Public Library, Tuesday, November 15th starts at 5:30pm. The show will run through January 5, 2023.
Kelly passed in her sleep on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. She didn’t have any life insurance, but a GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
She may not have considered herself an artist, but she always was participating whenever I saw her at an art event/class, and she really enjoyed photography, and had a great eye. She will definitely be missed…
You can find out more about the Southaven Arts Council online at www.southavenartscouncil.org or on their Facebook page. If you would like to help with art supplies or volunteer with classes and events please contact them here or email at southavenartscouncil(at)gmail(dot)com.
Southaven Public Library
M.R. Davis Public Library
8554 Northwest Drive,
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-0102