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empty bowls 10th anniversary

updated tue 23 may 00


Chris Schafale on sun 21 may 00

Yes, this is the 10th year. John Hartom, one of the founders of the
project, wrote:

"We are working to create/support 1000 simultaneous
Empty Bowls events nationwide to celebrate World Food Day,
October 16, 2000. And we will be holding The Empty Bowls 10th
Annniversary National Exhibition here in Detroit from September 8
to October 24 and will use the exhibition as a forum on hunger and
justice issues. Please consider donating a bowl by August 31 for
that event."

Also, with John's help, we are moving ahead with plans for "Just
One Bowl" -- the Empty Bowls event to be held in Charlotte during
NCECA next year. This will be a combination
exhibit/sale/auction/meal (I hope), with bowls to be displayed
during the conference, and then sold at a luncheon, probably on
Friday of the conference week. This should be a fabulous
collection of work, as we are soliciting donations of bowls from
potters all over the region as well as from folks attending NCECA.
The plan is to place no restrictions on what kinds of work is
donated, other than what is implied by the title, "Just One Bowl" --
so the bowls can be large or small, functional or not (please
disable for food use if not food-safe).

Our local sponsor in the Charlotte area is the Metrolina Food Bank
(covers 16 counties in the Charlotte area), which is part of the
Second Harvest food bank network, and proceeds will go to further
their work in alleviating hunger.

Please consider dedicating "just one bowl" from your work this
year to this worthwhile event. I will be posting more details about
when we will start collecting bowls, how you can get your bowls to
the exhibit, etc.

For more general information about Empty Bowls, please visit their
website :

Chris Schafale

> I heard from another potter here in Vegas that this is the
> tenth year of the Empty Bowl Project, and that they were
> trying to have as many empty bowl projects nation wide
> (world wide?) Has anyone heard anything about this? We are
> looking at National Hunger Day in October I think.
> --
> Earl Brunner
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