Clay Art Center celebrates its 15th year of Empty Bowls, an international grassroots movement to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity.
Clay Art Center celebrates its 15th year of Empty Bowls, an international grassroots movement to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity. More than 100 volunteers started the New Year with a generous spirit, creating handmade clay bowls for the Center’s fundraiser. The bowls, which are glazed and fired by Clay artists, will be sold at the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Rye Presbyterian Church, Sunday, January 25 at 11.
By purchasing a bowl you will also receive a meal of delicious bread and soup donated by Kneaded Bread and Cornerstone Catering. All proceeds from the sale are contributed to the interfaith soup kitchens of Port Chester. To date, Clay Art Center has raised $68,000 to help fight hunger in the Port Chester community.
“By inviting people to create ceramic bowls we are also raising awareness about issues of food insecurity right here in our home community,” said Clay Executive Director Leigh Taylor Mickelson. “Empty Bowls is a great example of how social issues inform the arts and how arts can, in turn, help to positively shape a community.”
Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists, and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street.