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Neat: The Art of the Whiskey Vessel

Curated by Doug Jeppesen
February 1 – March 1, 2013
Opening Reception and Whiskey Tasting: Friday, February 1, 6-9pm

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“Neat” celebrates the  tradition of ceramic artists who make liquor flasks, cups, bottles and jugs. More than 14 artists present new work for this special exhibition, including: Ben Bates, Charity Davis-Woodard, Josh DeWeese, Kenyon Hansen, Jason Hess, Matthew Hyleck, Jayson Lawfer, Matt Long, Dan Murphy, Lorna Meaden, Jeremy Randall, Brad Schwieger, Josh Stover, Jack Troy, and Erik Zohn. “Neat” is supported in part by Koval Distillery Chicago, Goose Island Beer Company, and Fountainhead.

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About the Curator
Doug Jeppesen holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Tulsa, and a MFA from Northern Illinois University.  Doug is an Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois where he has taught full time since 1998.  He specializes in wood firing and has built a number of different styled wood fired kilns at the college.  The latest was an Anagama, which was completed during the fall of 2006 and is one of only three in the state of Illinois.  His work has appeared in numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions across the United States.  Doug has presented workshops at area colleges and universities, and in 2006 he participated as a panel member at the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University.


About Lillstreet

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education, and an outreach program.

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