Our 50th year in 2017 was marked by
celebrating the works of Brooks Kelly, one of the founders of the Pembroke Arts Festival
Brooks Kelly, Artist
Brooks Kelly (1935-2012) was educated in Plymouth and Barnstable public schools. Following military service in Paris, he attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
A long time resident of Pembroke, MA, Kelly served as President of the first Pembroke Arts Festival and was an active member of the Cape Cod Art Association, the South Shore Art Center, the Duxbury Art Association, and the North River Arts Society. He was a member of the prestigious Copley Society, where he held the title of Copley Master.
Working in acrylic and collage, Kelly won numerous regional awards with a bold, colorful style that is often tinged with humor. He is represented in private and corporate collections nationwide.