Empty Bowls began in 1990 in Bloomfield Hills, MI by John Hartom, a high school teacher, his wife Lisa and his students as a way 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 and over the next 20 plus years, Empty Bowls has spread across the United States and other parts of the world.
St. Petersburg College Ceramics faculty and students, along with local business partner Highwater Clays, are putting on an Empty Bowls luncheon on November 12, from 11 AM to 2 PM, to benefit RCS Pinellas. The luncheon will feature soup served handmade 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 your s to take home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
Through this event we are helping our students to see that they can make positive change through their art making, 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.
We invite you to attend this fundraiser event, Tickets are available at the door or in advance at http://www.rcspinellas.org/rcs-empty-bowls-2016
The event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
St. Petersburg College
Room ES 104
2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765.
If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Jonathan Barnes, at firstname.lastname@example.org