Monday, March 23, 2009

Empty Bowls Event



This Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a charity event called empty bowls. It is held every year at Green Valley High School and all of the money raised from the event goes to feed the homeless. When you first enter the event you are immediately overwhelmed by the number of bowls created by local members of the Nevada Clay Guild and Green Valley High School students. Everyone donates 12 dollars, picks out a bowl and gets soup in the bowl for lunch. You can purchase extra bowls for 10 dollars and of course I had to get more than one. They were all so beautiful how can a girl choose just one. They also have a silent auction and live auction of various artwork. Those GVHS students are so talented. They knit, photograph, paint, draw and do ceramics. Who knew?! It made me want to go back to high school just so I could take art classes. I also ran into a couple of people who I had not seen in a really long time, who happen to be members of the clay guild. They said last year this event raised 24,000 dollars to feed the homeless. They also had a huge assembly line and fired 400 bowls in one day. How crazy is that! I had to post a picture of my empty bowl, which was made by Donna Potter the GVHS art teacher. As you can see I enjoyed my chili con carne. The other picture is of all of the bowls that I purchased while I was at the event.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amanda - I just spoke with one of the teachers at the school and was told that they raised a little under $35,000. this year! Final figures aren't all in but, thanks to everyone's outpouring of love, it was a great success, once again! Tanya

Jackie said...

Oh wow, nice bowls!!
I wish I could have seen it!

Joyce McNeill said...

Amanda: I used to attend this event regularly when I was weaving. Our Guild participated by demonstrating weaving and spinning. Looks like you got some great bowls, and all for such a worthy cause....

Mandy said...

So glad I went! Yummy soup, yummy bowls, good company & good cause!