Kelsie Box, a junior at Edmond North High School, is 16 years old and is attending her first year at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in Photography.
She has a two-fold purpose including learning more about photography and bettering herself in the art of photography.
“I am hoping by attending OSAI I will develop a better understanding of photography and how I can use it to see the world in a new way as I share my thoughts through pictures,” Kelsie said. “I see myself practicing photography for fun.”
A recent graduate of Edmond North High School, Jack Boyd, 18, is attending the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute for the first time and is studying in the discipline of Acting.
Jack said he wanted to attend OSAI this summer to better train his acting abilities before going to college.
“I plan on learning new techniques and tricks used by different directors than the ones I’m used to,” Jack said, “and I am looking forward to a unique learning experience, surrounded by talented people with the same interests as me.”
Jack said in 10 years, he sees himself writing and directing television shows and movies, and he hopes to continue his acting work either on the stage or screen on occasion.
“What motivated me to join the arts was seeing a high school performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ when I was a freshman,” Jack said, “and knowing some of the cast members I heard about how fun it was, and considering how fun it looked from the audience, I knew I had to be a part of that.”