“Really good whiskey or bourbon isn’t something you just drink and drink. It’s something that you enjoy over a period of time,” Doug Jeppesen says. “There’s nothing like having a handmade cup to think about and look at,” the Sugar Grove–based artist adds, “and—just as it reveals itself—that drink will as well.”
Jeppesen brings together ceramics created by brown-liquor enthusiasts from across the United States in “Neat: The Art of the Whiskey Vessel,” which opens at Lillstreet Art Center (4401 N Ravenswood Ave) Friday 1, 6–9pm. Koval Distillery sponsors a whiskey tasting during the reception, and nearby restaurant Fountainhead offers a discounted whiskey flight that evening. Four artists spoke with me about a few of their works in the show:
“Neat” opens Friday 1 at Lillstreet Art Center.