Monday, January 9, 2017

Art Two - Empty Bowls

Before we start on first projects, we will make a piece for the Empty Bowls Project.  These pieces are our "first fruits".  

Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us:  "Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."

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

17 comments:

  1. FPD should participate because it gives students an opportunity to use their talents to help other in need.

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  2. FPD students helping people who need help eating is really great because we are so privileged its nice to be able to use our resources to help people who aren't as privileged.

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  3. Empty Bowls is a fun and unique way to raise money for a great organization.
    Jordan Fischer

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  4. I think it's really cool that FPD does this. It's awesome that we are feeding families!

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  5. FPD should participate with the Empty Bowls because it is in our beliefs as Christians to serve the world through Jesus. We have been given the opportunities to help, so when given the resources, why not help?

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  6. I think that Empty Bowls is an amazing organization that helps all of the people who don't have the money to get food to eat. It is a blessing to help those who are in need.
    Jazlyn Faison

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  8. Its awesome how FPD is raising money for people in need through the Empty bowls organization -Justin LaPradd

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  9. Fpd empty bowls is a great way to help people who cant help themselves.
    -Titus Moore

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  10. Empty Bowls is an awesome way to get money for a good cause, while also getting something good out of it. It motivates people to give money and put the bowl they get to good use, while also helping people in need.

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  11. i think it is good that fpd does this because it helps the community. it is also fun to make the pots.
    olsen kate jones

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  12. FPD should Participate because its a way for us to give our blessings to those who arnt as fortunate!- Mark Estes

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  13. This gives us an opportunity to help those less fortunate than us and give back to the community.

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  14. Mary Katherine RogersJanuary 11, 2017 at 6:01 AM

    I think FPD should participate because its important to help those in the community that are less fortunate then us because we are so blessed to have all we need.

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  15. Empty Bowls is a great event to have at FPD every year. It gives the art students a way to help people who are not as fortunate as us.

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  16. Fpd should participate because its a way to give back and give meaning to our work.

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