Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual

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Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual
Curated by: Mark Lyman, Joseph Pintz

4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
August 23rd, 2013 - September 19th, 2013
Opening: August 23rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

North Side
Mon-Thurs 10-7:30; Fri-Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5
ceramics, coffee, Juried exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Ravenswood, art center, lillstreet gallery, ceramics exhibition, opening reception, Amanda Barr, Anne Bernard-Pattis, Kate Biderbost, Catherine Boswell, Micah Cain, Rebekah Diamantopoulos Jones, Brice Dyer, Brooke Evans, Janis Tarbox Fisher, Fred Follansbee, Catherine Guibert-Orrantia, Eric Heerspink, Craig Hinshaw, Samantha Hostert, Jay Jensen, Nixon Khoo, Ashley Kim, Patrick Larsen, Anna Metcalfe, Michal Niv, Lou Pierozzi, Kyle Rees, sculpture


Lillstreet Gallery partners with Intelligentsia Coffee to present ”Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual,” juried by Mark Lyman, Executive Director of SOFA, the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, and by Joseph Pintz, ceramic artist and Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. With contributions from 28 artists spanning 17 states, Lillstreet proudly hosts this, its 6th annual juried ceramics exhibition, devoted this year to artist-made mugs, brewing vessels, carafes, and cream and sugar sets that celebrate the coffee ritual.


The collection of selected works emphasizes the ceremony of slowly sipping on a finely crafted beverage. To many, mornings are about more than just the act of drinking coffee, it’s about the art of drinking coffee. Intelligentsia prides its product on being cultivated not by traditional harvesters, but by artisans, and the quality of a well-constructed roast deserves a vessel hand-shaped with the same unspoken ingredients that turn coffee from drinkable to exceptional: the intangibles of time, love, knowledge, and dedication.


August 23 – September 29, 2013

Reception and Awards Presentation with Joe Pintz:
 Friday, August 23, 6-8pm


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This event is presented during the Lillstreet + Ravenswood 10-Year Anniversary Weekend. For more information about this series of events, visit:


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