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Student Art Sale: Art Agency to host Kavarna event Saturday

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency will present a Student Art Sale from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 13) at Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway. All proceeds will benefit Art Agency, which runs a number of programs and brings visiting artists, dancers and lecturers to campus. Attendees will be able to shop, mingle with the artists and check out some great works.

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency to host Empty Bowls fundraiser April 9

1909383_10203584989970541_1842546552_oThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Art Agency student group will host its annual Empty Bowls charity fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in the Cloud Commons of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

For the annual event, UW-Green Bay students and faculty members make handmade ceramic bowls, which are then filled with chili or soup donated by local restaurants. Attendees pay a $10 donation and choose their own handmade bowl, which is theirs to keep. All of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Freedom House community shelter.

Local restaurants donating soup or chili for this year’s Empty Bowls event include Regatta 220, Hagemeister Park, Titletown Brewing Company, White Dog Black Cat Café and Shorewood Golf Course.

Art Agency is a student organization that connects art students, networks with visiting artists and engages in related community service projects. The group recently welcomed Minneapolis-based artist Michael Sommers for a 3-day workshop and culminating public performance.

Empty Bowls was started in Michigan in 1990, and the concept later evolved to allow participants to keep their handmade ceramic bowls as reminders of the persistent hunger in the world. The event has been replicated in nations around the world with myriad local opportunities for educators, artists and students. For general information about the project, visit www.emptybowls.net. Photos from last year’s Empty Bowls event are available at http://news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/photos/04/04/empty-bowls-gallery/.

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The return of Empty Bowls

On Wednesday (April 9) the student Art Agency organization will host the annual Empty Bowls charity fundraiser in the University Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art students spend all year creating ceramic bowls for the event and local businesses including Regatta 220, Hagemeister Park, Titletown Brewing Company, White Dog Black Cat Café, and Shorewood Golf Course have donated soup or chili that is given away with the bowls. For a $10 donation you can have a student-thrown bowl and a delicious meal. All proceeds this year will go to Freedom House community shelter.

Art Agency welcomes eclectic artist Sommers for workshop, performance

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency student org is welcoming Minneapolis-based artist Michael Sommers for a 3-day workshop that will culminate in a Saturday (March 29) evening performance at Kavarna Coffeehouse. Sommers has created a niche following in the Minneapolis area, delighting audiences with a performance style that mixes puppetry, shadow theatre, hand-crafted animation, performance art and Vaudeville-esque monomyth storytelling. Sommers’ public appearances include a Thursday afternoon lecture on campus and several Saturday events leading up to the 7 p.m. featured performance at Kavarna, 143 N. Broadway. Our news release has further details.

UW-Green Bay Art Agency welcomes artist Sommers for workshop, public events

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Art Agency student organization is hosting Minneapolis-based artist Michael Sommers for a 3-day workshop and performance Thursday, March 27-Saturday, March 29.

Sommers has created a niche following in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, mesmerizing and delighting audiences with performance that mixes puppetry, shadow theatre, hand-crafted animation, performance art and Vaudeville-esque monomyth storytelling. The Art Agency is pleased to be bringing Sommers’ magic and marvel to art lovers in the Green Bay area.

Sommers will lead students in workshops on March 27 and 28, working to expand their thinking and create two-dimensional images using concepts of space, time and play to animate through the gesture of human touch. In addition, he will be featured in the following public events:

• Public lecture, “The Ghost of Bart Starr,” 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in Room 411 of the Studio Arts Building at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

• Art sale, relief block print demonstration and t-shirt printing event, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway, Green Bay.

• Pop-up gallery exhibition with performance from Joel Ryan, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna.

• Paper Theatre After Dark (featured event), 7-8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Kavarna. Public exhibition and performance of students’ work.

UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency is a student organization that connects art students, networks with visiting artists and engages in related community service projects.

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Slideshow: Full house for Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls fundraiserUW-Green Bay’s Art Agency student group hosted its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday, April 3 in the Cloud Commons of the University Union. Students and faculty make handmade ceramic bowls, which are then filled with chili or soup donated by local restaurants. Attendees pay a $10 donation and choose their own handmade bowl, which is theirs to keep. All of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Kingdom Come, an Oconto Falls food bank. Local restaurants donating soup or chili for this year’s Empty Bowls event include Kavarna, Titletown Brewing, Regatta 220, Kroll’s East and Hagemeister Park. As the photos show, turnout and participation were excellent.

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— Photos by Kimberly Vlies, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Empty Bowls gets airtime ahead of annual event on Wednesday

The Wednesday (April 3) Empty Bowls event got some airtime Tuesday during live segments on Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin.” The station came to campus to interview two students with UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency, which is presenting the annual fundraiser. As a reminder, Empty Bowls runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cloud Commons of the Union. Attendees pay $10 for a handmade bowl full of chili or soup, and they get to keep the bowl. All proceeds go to Kingdom Come, an Oconto Falls food bank. You can check out the “Good Day Wisconsin” segments and find the details in our news release by clicking the links below:

Fox 11
UW-Green Bay news release

Reminder on Empty Bowls

The Art Agency student group will host its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 3) in the Union’s Cloud Commons. Campus artists have crafted dozens of handmade ceramic bowls, which are then filled with chili or soup donated by local restaurants. Attendees pay a $10 donation and choose their own handmade bowl, which is theirs to keep. All of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Kingdom Come, an Oconto Falls food bank. Read more.