Joanne Jolly-Kay is an artist and Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Mass College of Art with a BFA in sculpture, and from Tufts University with an MA in OT. She and her husband were the founders of the Kingston Gallery in Boston in 1982, a cooperative art gallery which started in a loft space in Boston’s Chinatown. Joanne assisted with directing it until 1987 and it continues to flourish in the SOWA area of Boston on Harrison Ave. Although no longer involved with the Kingston Gallery, Joanne has continued to create art over the years in her home. In 2010, she rented a studio space where she now does her artwork and teaches informal art classes.
Joanne works in mixed medias including stained glass with photo transfers, wood, painting, mosaics and metal clay jewelry. Much of her stained-glass work include photographic images of places or things that have meaning to her or others, which are transferred to glass and then she adds her stained-glass designs to create her art pieces. Her mosaic work is about design, color, flow and sometimes thoughts or questions about life. Her metal clay work is also about design, movement, flow and a bit of sparkle. She currently has a studio space in Beverly MA in the Porter Mill Building.
“Art making and experimenting with a variety of materials is a passion for me. I began my journey into the arts in high school, then at Mass. College of Art where I majored in fine arts/sculpture. In 1987, I graduated from Tufts University with a master’s in occupational therapy, which is my second passion. In 1988, I had my first daughter and 1992 my second. I have worked for many years as a therapist while continuing to work on art, as time allowed, while bringing up my family. I am currently working as an OT and working on my own artwork with passion.”
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