Empty Bowls 2009 

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Second-year studio arts student Julia Colley (left) and Empty Bowls coordinator Ryan Oberfield with some of the bowls sold during this year’s event on March 18. Both Colley and Oberfield crafted handmade works for the effort.

Now in its seventh year, the project combines ceramic art and humanitarian action to raise awareness about hunger in our community. As in past years, organizers sold the student-made bowls filled with soup to raise funds for Santropol Roulant, a non-profit meals-on-wheels organization dedicated to reducing the isolation of seniors from their community. As well, some money collected will go towards an orphanage in Tanzania.

This year, the project had 150 bowls produced by over 60 different students for sale. Prices ranged from $5 to $20.

“Last year, we raised about $2 000, but because we have more bowls and we paid a lot more attention to the quality of the bowls themselves, we’re hoping to pass $3 000,” says Oberfield.


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