Whimsical works in porcelain take centre stage at beach gallery

Chinese Kimono by Jo’Anne Kelly

From July 14 through 16th, Bulrushes Gallery will host an exciting exhibition featuring stunning creations in porcelain by well-known Manitoba artist Jo’Anne Kelly. Bulrushes Gallery is located just three km west of the resort community of Winnipeg Beach amidst a picturesque rural setting.

Jo’Anne Kelly has a rich and varied career in the arts both as an artist, teacher, mentor and past president of the Manitoba Arts Council. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and England and is in collections throughout North America and Europe.

“The first time I saw Jo’Anne’s work I was completely blown away,” said gallery curator Tim Wall. “Her works are so unique, fanciful and delicate, just a joy to behold.”

Peacock Feather Vase by Jo’Anne Kelly

Jo’Anne’s fascination with mythological stories frequently inspires her breathtaking porcelain works of art. Graceful floral patterns from China and India, geometric patterns from Moorish ceramics and the limitless patterns of nature are clearly evident in her art. A deep-rooted affinity for the Canadian boreal forest is another constant theme in Jo’Anne’s work.

Jo’Anne’s work in clay emphasizes the delicacy of thin-walled pieces. Her porcelain celebrates translucency and subtle colouration achieved through multiple firings of many layers of glaze, lustres and precious metal highlights. Her ceramic works often include the whimsical and mythic.

As well as exhibiting Jo’Anne’s work Bulrushes is happy to present wonderful new works by Selkirk metal artist Janet Dornian and Winnipeg potter Nancy Crozier. Janet has produced fascinating new creations for both indoors and outdoors for the 2017 season.

Yellow Poppy Bowl by Jo’Anne Kelly

For more information on Bulrushes Gallery visit www.bulrushesgallery.ca or contact Tim Wall at 1-204-794-8903 or bulrushes@mymts.net

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