About Face: Celebrating Black History in American Craft

Submitted by Lillstreet on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:35am
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

FEBRUARY SHOP TALK at LILLSTREET

ABOUT FACE: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICAN CRAFT

The event will be run in collaboration with Mary Drabik, Ceramics Studio Coordinator and Lillstreet Artist in Residence, Charity White.

This Shop Talk is designed to celebrate Black History Month and explore the history of a truly American craft: face jugs. We’ll learn about this art, its African and Southern American elements, and get our hands dirty. All donations from will benefit Chicago Vocational Career Academy.

Beginning with a presentation of the history of face jugs, Charity White will discuss historical and cultural significance of these clay pots. Inspired by that information, participants will construct a basic terra cotta slab cup and add a face to that cup. Charity, a master of figurative sculpture, will demonstrate how to build basic facial features and how to attach them. Cups will then be decorated with colors, glazed and fired for you to pick up in two weeks.

 

Event Donation: $20.00

This event is open to the public, registration is required.

 

ABOUT LILLSTREET SHOP TALKS: SHOP TALK is an ongoing series of events dedicated to benefiting local nonprofit organizations and charities. Shop Talks are organized on a volunteer basis and are open to the public. All proceeds dedicated to a charity organization of choice. 

Location and contact
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood
Chicago  Illinois  60640
United States
Contact Phone Number: 
773-769-4226
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