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Industry Arts
Occupation artist
Location Winnipeg, Canada
Introduction A native of Manitoba, Jo’Anne Kelly received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba, and took further studies in Ceramics and Printmaking at the Ontario College of Art. Jo’Anne has worked professionally in a number of different media. Nowadays she works in both clay and surface design, but also has had considerable experience in metal-smithing. She has also illustrated children’s books for Hyperion Press of New York, and for many years has dyed and hand-painted costumes for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Jo’Anne has been involved in one-woman and group shows across Canada and in England. Her work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the U.S., England and Europe. In 1985 she was nominated by the Crafts Guild of Manitoba for the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Craft, and in 1986, she was nominated by the Crafts Council for Women of the Year Awards in Arts; Jo’Anne has served on the board of the Manitoba Crafts council and on the board of the Art Teachers’ Association of Manitoba.