The concept of an exhibition celebrating the notion of quenching one’s thirst, includes but goes beyond the usual kinds of drinking vessels one utilizes on a daily basis.  Quenching one’s thirst involves special memories because it literally means to drink until one is satisfied. While it may involve the same act over and over again -- pouring a drink of water, juice, hot cocoa, beer, Kool-aid, lemonade, milk, coffee, tea, a cocktail, sake, liqueur, or some other beverage, it is the desire to satisfy one’s thirst that is so memorable. And it is made even more memorable based on the circumstances and the types of dinnerware involved.  The utensils could be ceramic, metal, plastic, glass, paper, or wood.  And in one’s memory the pouring vessel and the receptacle are probably both beautiful and a distinctive shape.

A special exhibition at

The Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, Lower Level

343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor

January 19 through February 25, 2016

Mon: 10am - 9pm, Tues - Fri: 9am - 9pm

Sat: 9am - 6pm, Sun: 12pm - 6pm