Ceramics Program Holds Second Annual Empty Bowls

Father and son eating lunch at Empty Bowls

St. Petersburg College Ceramics faculty and students, along with local business partner Highwater Clays, are putting on an Empty Bowls luncheon Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to benefit RCS Pinellas.

The luncheon will feature soup served in bowls made by SPC students, faculty, and local artists. Attendees will choose a bowl, and enjoy a meal of soup, bread and dessert. The bowl is yours to take home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

Through this event we are helping our ceramics students to see that they can make positive change through their art and make a big impact in their local community.
This event is to raise funds for RCS, which provides food to 60,000 residents of Clearwater, 17,000 of whom are children.

Empty Bowls Flier

Empty Bowls began in 1990 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where John Hartom, a high school teacher, his wife Lisa, and his students wanted to support a local food drive. One year later Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations fighting hunger. John and Lisa formed the Imagine/Render group as a nonprofit organization to promote Empty Bowls.

Over the next 20 plus years, Empty Bowls has spread across the United States and other parts of the world. Last year’s event at the SPC Clearwater Campus raised more than $3,000 for RCS. This year we would like to raise significantly more!

We invite you to attend this fundraiser event. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.

Event details 

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus; 2465 Drew St., Clearwater; Room ES 104
Questions: Contact Jonathan Barnes at barnes.jonathan@spcollege.edu

Want to help?

Interested in getting involved with great event? Please get in touch with Barnes, the Humanities and Fine Arts Chair at the Clearwater Campus, via email at  barnes.jonathan@spcollege.edu.

Empty Bowls at the Clearwater Campus

Preview student art that will be available at Empty Bowls Pinellas for RCS this Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm in ES104 at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. All proceeds support RCS in its mission to feed the hungry in Pinellas. http://stpe.co/emptybowls1028

Posted by St. Petersburg College on Monday, October 23, 2017

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