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OCTC hosting ‘Candid’ photography exhibit

In Community, Education, Local by OC Monitor Staff

Photo by OCTC

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Community & Technical College is pleased to announce the current photography exhibition located in the Dayman Art Gallery on the upper level of the Learning Resource Center, on the Main Campus at 4800 New Hartford Road. The exhibition, titled Candid, features talented alumni photographers. The exhibition will run from July 17 through Aug. 3, showcasing the remarkable works of six exceptional photographers, each with their perspective on the world as seen through their unique lens.

Dr. Meredith Skaggs, Heritage, Humanities, and Fine Arts Department Chair, celebrates the exhibition.

“Capturing candid moments holds immense value. The world we face today is often dominated by staged and curated content. Yet, these candid moments serve as precious reminders of what’s truly seen through the eyes of these talented creatives,” said Dr. Skaggs.

Each photographer highlighted in the show is an OCTC alumnus; several have established their own photography and/or media services businesses.

Chelsea Howard Bickett is the creative force behind the camera at Chelsea Howard Photography. She is a resident of Owensboro, but also enjoys traveling to photography locations. When not behind the camera, you will find Bickett embracing various roles of wife, dog mom, plant enthusiast, adventurer, and digital marketer. She earned her Associate in Arts from OCTC in December 2014.

Kevin Brown is a headshot and portrait photographer based in Owensboro. His work has been featured in several digital and print publications including Kentucky Living, Owensboro Living, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro Times and more. Brown is returning to OCTC this fall to complete his Associate in Fine Arts degree.

Anna Lake Crasher serves Kentucky Wesleyan College as the director of campus ministry. In addition to her work at KWC, Crasher and her husband, Carlton, enjoy traveling and sharing moments of their adventures through photography. She earned her Associate in Arts degree from OCTC in May 2016.

Nick Eskridge is a deputy sheriff in Ohio County. Eskridge enjoys capturing moments from unique perspectives, ones that may be otherwise overlooked, including aerial photography. He earned his OCTC Criminal Justice degree in May 2009 and returned to complete his Associate in Arts degree in December 2012.

Madi Richardson focuses on the simple details of life, whether that is an in-home family session or an adventurous day with your love. While she loves capturing the candid moments of the lives of her clients, capturing them the way it’s lived, she also has a passion for creating editorial work. Richardson earned her Associate in Arts degree from OCTC in December 2016.

Kobe Shrewsberry serves as the production associate for Crossings Camps. Her work includes developing strategic digital campaigns. Here, her creativity allows her to not only see the beauty in each moment but to communicate those moments via the connections available throughout social media. Kobe completed her Associate in Arts degree from OCTC in May 2020.

OCTC offers an Associate in Fine Arts degree and includes digital photography programming. Those interested in coursework may contact Classes for the the fall semester begin Aug. 14, 2023.