WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Buchanan Event Room
Early Bird Bowl Selection 5:30-6:00 PM
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The premise is simple: potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Attendees are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
VisArts’ resident artist Kate Westfall and ceramic students have created hundreds of handcrafted bowls for an Empty Bowls event in our community that will take place on February 25th at VisArts. Nourish Now, a local non-profit that provided 127,000 meals to those in need in 2014, will prepare soup and bread for attendees. Since its inception in May 2011, Nourish Now has rescued more than 300,000 pounds of unused food from restaurants, caterers and other licensed food providers, which equates to more than 237,000 prepared meals.
VisArts has donated clay, glazes, studio time and kiln costs to support the work of Kate and the VisArts ceramic students. All profits from Empty Bowls will go to Nourish Now. Additional partners for the evening include Catering By Seasons and Brooklyn Deli.
By purchasing an “early bird” ticket you get to go to the head of the line to select your beautiful one-of-a kind bowl. During the evening, the VisArts resident artist studios and galleries will be open and you will be able to meet the generous artists who made this event possible.
In addition to this special event, there will be a silent auction to benefit Nourish Now featuring the donated work of Heirloom Pottery Studios.
Help us fight hunger by bidding on pottery that has been handmade locally by artist Kate Westfall. 100% of your donation to the silent auction will go to support Nourish Now.
To help make a difference in your community and get a beautiful piece of pottery, please visit www.heirloompotterystudios.com from February 20th to February 26th to place your bids. For a special sneak peak at the available work please join us at the Empty Bowl event at VisArts.
Early Bird Ticket $35.00
On Line Ticket $25.00
At the Door Ticket $30.00