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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