Flashback Friday :: Kelly Art Objects

I first met Jo’anne Kelly early on in my time with the Manitoba Craft Council.  She was part of the first juried exhibition I organized back in 2009, Craft: Culture/Counterculture.  I often find myself passing by her house while out running, and I take note of the “Kelly Art Objects” sign out front.  The short video here gives a glimpse into the home and studio beyond the sign, and into Jo’anne’s work as well.
Like many MCC members, Jo’anne has had a long history with the organization and with her craft media:  ceramics and textiles.  Below is an undated photo of Jo’anne giving a demonstration of some of her techniques to visitors.
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The write up below comes from the days when the MCC had a shop at 390 Academy.kelly 2 1
Jo’anne is still actively making and exhibiting in Winnipeg.  You can find out more about her current work here.