Karin Abromaitis on wed 29 may 02
Oh what a delight! I just got home from Jonathan Kirkendall's fundraiser=
for Miriam's Kitchen (a soup kitchen and support organization for the ho=
meless here in DC). So many beautiful pots! It was so exciting to see s=
o many pieces from people on this list!!! Some of you, I've only see onl=
ine pictures of your work before and let me tell you-digital photos do no=
t do justice to your work! This is Hank Murrow, Cindy Strnad, Dannon Rhu=
dy, I'm talking about-those were the names I recognized right off anyway.=
This was a beautifully done event for a great cause. Hats off to Jonatha=
Past my bedtime now-Gotta wake up early and make more pots! =20
Justus on thu 30 may 02
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karin Abromaitis"
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 9:43 PM
Subject: 100 Bowls of Compassion
Oh what a delight! I just got home from Jonathan Kirkendall's fundraiser
for Miriam's Kitchen (a soup kitchen and support organization for the
homeless here in DC). So many beautiful pots! It was so exciting to see so
many pieces from people on this list!!! Some of you, I've only see online
pictures of your work before and let me tell you-digital photos do not do
justice to your work! This is Hank Murrow, Cindy Strnad, Dannon Rhudy, I'm
talking about-those were the names I recognized right off anyway.
This was a beautifully done event for a great cause. Hats off to Jonathan!
Past my bedtime now-Gotta wake up early and make more pots!
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Jonathan Kirkendall on fri 31 may 02
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am so happy to report to you that the 100 Bowls of Compassion was a
complete success, to the tune of over $85,000!!!! That's $10,000 more than
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be in the atrium of
the World Bank, absolutely surrounded by beautiful pottery from all over,
giving a talk on compassion to v.p.'s and employees of the World Bank, and
even to the ex-head of the CIA!!! People were SO happy with their bowls,
each taking with them their prized possession at the end of the evening.
So many people said to me how magical the evening was, and I'm convinced
that a lot of that had to do with the pottery that was displayed through
out. I hesitate to say this, because it could be interpreted to be a bit
flaky, but really, it was as if the presence of the pots drew down some very
strong energy into that space. Hopefully we'll get the pictures from the
evening up on a website soon so you all can see.
I think we might do this again next year!
So, now to go shopping for that house so we can offer transitional housing
to our homeless neighbors.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all on this list who donated pieces.
Jonathan in DC
Jonathan Kirkendall on sat 2 jun 07
I meant to let all of you know earlier this month, but here's the news....
This year, 100 Bowls of Compassion netted $250,000. Yup, a quarter
million. For those of you new (ish) to the list, 100 Bowls of
Compassion started 6 years ago when I was Director of Social Services at
Miriam's Kitchen, a breakfast and case management program for the
homeless mentally ill here in DC. In 2001, with the help of many of you
on Clayart, 100 Bowls of Compassion was held in the atrium of the World
I'm so proud and happy to report that it has become one of the premier
upscale gala events for non-profits here in DC. Because of how much
it's grown (we netted $80,000 our first year), we've had to move twice -
last year to the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and this year,
with over 600 people attending, in the National Building Museum. We
even got a spread in the Washingtonian magazine this year!
Anyway, hats off to all you for helping plant the seeds for this event
six years ago! It's very true that without Clayart, this event would
not have had a successful beginning. If I can get some pictures, I'll
post them on and let you know.
Jonathan in DC
Clayart SCtag on mon 4 jun 07
Wow,Jonathan, give more details on why it worked do well? There must be
some of the finer points ,all those doing the same could benefit and learn
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