first_img Email the author This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:32 pm Friday, October 24, 2014 Face Jugs: Collector will share history, insights Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Fall Fun (Photos) ary Grace Robinson, Alissa Barron and Luke Barron dress up for Pike Liberal Arts’ fall festival Thursday.MESSENGER PHOTO/NGOC VO ary… read more The collector whose face jugs are on display at the Johnson Center will present an art talk at 11 a.m. Wednesday.It’s time to get face-to-face with some unusual art. The Johnson Center for the Arts will host a Face Jug Art Talk at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the art center and everyone is invited.Dr. Robert Gilliam, a physician with SARHA, will be the featured speaker and his talk will be on his extensive face jug collection.“This is a special opportunity for the community to view a wide variety of face jugs that Dr. Gilliam has collected over the years and from his many travels,” said Walter Black, Johnson Center exhibition coordinator. “The history of face jugs is very interesting, as well as Dr. Gilliam’s stories related to his face jugs. It’s neat that face jug art has survived and is being produced today. The early face jugs were functional, now they are being produce for aesthetics.”center_img Gilliam’s collection of 36 face jugs is unique in number and also in that not such a large collection of face jugs is often on exhibit.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, said face jugs are usually included in an exhibition, not the exhibition.“Dr. Gilliam’s collect represents different cultures and the jugs have their own personalities,” she said. “You look at the jugs and wonder where they jugs came from and why they were made and what they represent. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content “I am so anxious to hear Dr. Gilliam’s talk because I want to know more about the history of the face jug and about the ‘faces’ in his collection.Pritchett said face jugs date back to the second half of the 19th century in the midst of slavery around Edgefield, South Carolina.“Most scholars agree the first face jugs were made by African slaves who worked in pottery factories,” she said.And, there’s also a tie to moonshiners or bootleggers. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “Around the early 1900s, bootleggers depended on potters to provide them with non-transparent jugs for their whiskey,” she said. “The ugly face jugs were made to the potters to show their support of Prohibition while, at the same time, providing jugs for the bootlegged whiskey.”Gilliam will provide greater insight into the history of face jugs and personalize his collect with stories and details of the artwork. His collection contains the work of some of the most popular and well-known face jug artists.“Dr. Gilliam’s talk will introduce us to the face jug culture and a form of folk art that is growing in demand,” Pritchett said.The Face Jug Exhibition at the Johnson Center for the Arts will close on Nov. 5 so the window of opportunity is small. The Face Jug Fright exhibit is a companion exhibit featuring the artwork of students from eight local schools. The Fright exhibit may be viewed in the Tile Gallery on the main floor of the art center.“We encourage everyone to attend Dr. Gilliam’s art talk on Wednesday and to visit the Johnson Center and take advantage of the opportunity to see his amazing collection of face jugs,” Pritchett said. “The Face Jug Fright exhibit is excellent and it’s a must-see, too.”The Johnson Center is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday.X Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img