Sunday, February 19, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University pottery studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.

This year’s participating artists are James Burnworth, Carolyn Crislip-Tacy, Lori DeBruyn, Kitty Dixon, Caprice Dotty, the FSU Student Art Education Organization, Jeff Greenham, Emily Harki, Miles Holbert, Jessie Holbert, Nick Lejeune, Kass Lloyd, Erin McDaniel, Nathan Moore, Suzanne Moore, Kat Stevens, Liz Urse, Jennifer Yerdon-Lejeune and Laura Walker.

The artists have created more than 150 handmade ceramic bowls for this year’s regional project in Morgantown. Regionally each year, groups of potters join together to make bowls for donation. The bowls will be donated for soup luncheons that raise funds for local food pantries. Luncheon participants get to keep their bowl, and all profits go to local food pantries.

The Empty Bowls Luncheon in North Central West Virginia will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center, Mylan Park, Morgantown. For more information or tickets, visit http://www.emptybowlsmon.org/ or http://www.emptybowls.net/.