Monday, January 11, 2016

Art One - Empty Bowls

Before we start on first projects, we will make a piece for the Empty Bowls Project.  This is fund raiser for area food ministries that FPD art students began participating in three years ago.  We have a soup dinner and sell our ceramic bowls, platters and vases.

Below is from the Empty Bowls website to further explain the project.
Why should FPD participate?
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people.
Each individual or group organizing an event designs it around the needs of their own community and is responsible for their own event. We ask that all such events are called Empty Bowls so that the idea can continue to spread. Please make your event inclusive, insist that it maintain a high level of integrity, include an educational component to raise awareness, and give the money raised to an organization helping to feed people in need.
The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, Feeding America,  reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”
-Marjorie Moore

36 comments:

  1. Empty bowls was created to help fight hunger.

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  2. I think this is a great idea. -Ansley Woods

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  4. I think this is a great idea
    - Josh Harvey

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  5. I think this is a great way to raise money for people who are hungry.

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  6. I think this is a great idea to raise awareness for world hunger.

    Anna Mercer Willingham

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  7. I think this is an amazing idea that will truly make an impact.

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  8. i think Empty bowls is a great way to raise money for people less fortunate than us.
    - catherine smith

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  9. This is a great way to end hunger. It is so easy to participate and help better the community.

    Katie White

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  10. I love that FPD is making a difference. It shows that we are different. Kate

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  11. I think Empty Bowls is a good idea that has had good results.

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  12. I think that this is a great idea.
    Mattie Thompson

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  13. I think this is a great way to raise money to provide for hungry people.
    -Lily Peavy

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  14. I think this is a great idea and a unique way to educate people on the issue of world hunger. -Maggie

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  15. This is a good event that gives the less fortunate something to look for.

    -Titus Moore

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  16. I think this is a good idea for hunger awareness and shows how FPD cares. -Lindsay

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  17. I think this is a great idea that everyone should participate in- Payton Bullington

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  18. This is a great way to help those in need - Jake Matthews

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  19. I think this is an awesome idea. Not only can we practice our handcraft-ability, but also help raise money for those who needs.
    [+community hours!]
    David Zhang

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  20. I think Empty Bowls is a great way for FPD to get involved with and help out the community.

    Abigail Butler

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  21. I think empty bowls is a great idea.
    Jordan Fischer

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  22. this is absolutely fantastic.. anytime we have a chance to give back to people in need, it is just great.

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  23. great way to show off the art program and help raise awareness for hunger in the world. -Josie Holcomb

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  24. This seems like a great way to raise money for those who need it, and it also gives FPD's students a way to give to the community.
    - Brooke Bercik

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  25. this is a good solution that can be achieved locally - Brandon

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  26. Empty Bowls is a good event that uses students' talents to help many people in need and it shows the love of FPD to people in the community.
    - Caylee Ann Sutton

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  27. I believe that this is an amazing idea. Using our gifts and abilities to help raise money for those who are in need. It's a blessing to know that I am helping someone else.
    Jazlyn Faison

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  28. I think that empty bowls is awesome. We really need to give back to the people that are in need.

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  29. Empty bowls is a great way to help those who are less fortunate and are dealing with hunger. We should make every effort we can to help with this organization.
    Olivia Little

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  30. I think this is a great way to help out your community.

    -Elizabeth Nelson

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  31. i think empty bowls is a good idea for FPD to do because its helping the community
    Olsen Kate Jones

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  32. Empty Bowls is a great organization that helps remind the community that we are called to help those less fortunate
    Elizabeth Windham

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  33. Empty Bowls is a great way to give back to those in need all around the would

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  34. I think empty bowls is a great idea because we can incorporate our art to help those who are hungry
    henry middlebrooks

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  35. I think Empty Bowls is a great way to help the less fortunate.

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