What is Empty Bowls - How did it get started: Founded by 2 teachers in 1990 in order to raise funds for a food drive in Michigan. The art teacher wanted to give artists a way to make a personal difference. They made bowls and served a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests kept the empty bowl. This event became a concept for many events with objectives to raise money to feed hungry people, increase awareness of hunger and advocate for arts education.
In it's 10th year here in Volusia County, Marcia Bobbitt, an art teacher, after years of planning, began the Mainland High School Empty Bowls Event. It now has grown to include 10 school's art departments and between 500-800 bowls being distributed at the event. Arts On Granada is partnering to create a sense of community with the local artists. Putting out a call to the artist to get involved to create bowls that will raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. These bowls will be Auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to feed the hungry in Volusia County. The Artist bowls will be shown at Arts On Granada from January 5th thru the 20th. There will be an opening reception on the 5th. A silent auction will start that night and finish at "The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Event being held at January 20th, 11 AM - 2 PM at Bethune Cookman Banquet Center. Note, there will be a buy now price which will give individuals the incentive to purchase the bowl at AOG.
We are excited to share with you the following: 1) Empty Bowls will have an opening Reception January 5th from 6-9 PM
Entertainment by Tie-Dye Road ( Pro-Bono) Judy Bucek (vocals and percussion) Nancy Keck (guitar and vocals) Mark Chiriboga (guitar, flute and vocals)
Food Provided by Halifax Urban Ministries
Wine, Beer, Soft drinks - Provided by LC & Tommy Tobey
2) HUM will be asking the school teachers participating to select one bowl from each school which will be shown at the gallery with the students name on and will become part of the show and auction. 3) Participating school teachers will be asked to create and donate a bowl as well. 4) Silent Auction and buy now will be set-up by HUM and coordinated by Tommy & I 5) All funds generated for Empty Bowls for donated bowls and sale of Empty Bowls venue will be handled by Robin Lasky of the same. 6) Bowls will remain in the gallery until the 20th.
The preview party for the fundraiser was held on Jan. 4. The fundraiser will be on Jan. 20. by: Paige WilsonCommunity EditorEmpty bowls are feeding hope for the homeless through a partnership with Halifax Urban Ministries and Arts on Granada. For the 10th year, HUM will be holding an Empty Bowls fundraiser and silent auction on Jan. 20 to continue the nonprofit’s focus on homeless prevention and feeding those in need. A ticket to the event includes a unique bowl handcrafted by hundreds of Volusia County students, as well as soup from local restaurants to fill the bowl. To generate excitement for the upcoming fundraiser, HUM held a preview party at Arts on Granada on Friday, Jan. 4. Eight local artists each donated a personalized bowl to fundraise for the nonprofit. Four of the bowls were sold, and the remaining four will be on sale at the gallery before being moved to the main fundraiser on Jan. 20. Over $1,000 was raised during the preview party as guests perused the art, bought bowls and listened to musical group Tie-Tye Road. If you go:
10th-annual empty bowls fundraiser and silent auctionWhen: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 Where: Bethune Cookman Center for Civic Engagement, 740 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach Cost: Tickets available for $20 at HalifaxUrbanMinistries.org. HUM locations: 54 S. Ridgewood Ave., Ormond Beach, and 215 Bay Street, Daytona Beach. Details: Tickets include a handmade student bowl, lunch and entertainment. There will also be a silent auction. Email email@example.com or call 252-0156.
“Art on Granada has taken it upon themselves to reach out to the homeless community this way through Halifax Urban Ministries, to take art to another dimension of supporting those in need by providing the money for shelter and food and so forth,” said Bill Turner, HUM board member. “So, this is really a community operation, and I think it really needs to be touted. This is the way Ormond Beach reaches out.” Local artists Nancy Newlove McElroy and Gail Artin each donated a piece to the bowl collection for the first time this year. “I love to share my art,” Artin said. “I’m excited to support this cause — anything that helps the community.” Artin’s bowl was a fused glass dish, while McElroy’s was a colorful, structural piece. “I’ve known about the empty bowls fundraiser for a while, and it’s been a goal to do it, so I finally accomplished that,” McElroy said. “And I’ll continue in the future as well, so it was a lot of fun.” Judy Barefield, a HUM board member, said she’s touched that local artists are reaching out to make a difference. “This is another community that has said, ‘We want to help. We want to be a part of it,’” she said.
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