Thursday, February 07, 2013

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

This year’s participating artists are Leyna Bansbach, Drew Clutter, Caitlin Clutter, Eric Dennison, Kitty Dixon, Ronald Edmonds, Emily Harki, Miles Holbert, Jessie Holbert, Katie Kubican, Jennifer Yerdon-LeJeune,  Kas Lloyd, Amanda Long, Erin McDaniel, Donald Mundell, Matthew Nichols, Marlie Raines, Samara Saunders, Janet Snyder, Kat Stevens, Carolyn Crislip-Tacy, Justin Thompson, Laura Walker, Tayler Wright and Jeff Greenham.

The artists have created more than 200 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 2013 Empty Bowls Luncheon in North Central West Virginia will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 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/.