Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 12:15 p.m.
(Lunch is included in your registration)
Kelly Kerr, an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and visual communications faculty member at the OSU Institute of Technology, will speak at the Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO) luncheon during the annual Oklahoma Library Association Conference. An engaging and creative speaker, Kelly will share stories about his book Oklahoma Revisited: Out of the Way Faces and Places. FOLIO will have copies of the book available for purchase and Kelly will sign them at the luncheon.
Born and raised in Ada, Okla., Kelly discovered his passion for visual arts as an OSU student. Hired at the Tulsa World in 1994, Kelly covered breaking news, features, entertainment, sports and anything else his editor threw his way. He has been named the Oklahoma Press Association’s Photographer of the Year as well as two-time Associated Press Sweepstakes Award winner.
In December 2007 Kelly became a faculty member at the OSU Institute of Technology (OSU-IT) teaching photography and film in the Visual Communications Program. Since joining OSU-IT, he has received two teaching awards. In 2011, he received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Award, 2011. In 2010 he won OSU-IT’s Outstanding Faculty Award.
Continuing to grow as an artist, Kelly developed a passion for DSLR video and cinematography. His work has appeared in several commercials, documentaries and two No. 1 music videos.
Karen Neurohr, FOLIO member said, “We are thrilled that Kelly will speak at the luncheon! He is a dynamic person and speaker. We will have a display of some of his works at the luncheon, too.”