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The Empty Bowls Project 2006

The art program at Transylvania University invites you to help feed the hungry by doing some early Christmas shopping for beautiful handmade ceramic bowls at the Morlan Gallery starting at noon on Friday, December 1 and running through Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

Started 16 years ago, the Empty Bowls Project is an opportunity for artists to donate hand-made soup bowls to help feed the hungry in their community. Over the last eight years the Morlan Gallery has raised almost $24,000 for local agencies such as Moveable Feast, the YWCA Spousal Abuse Center, and The Hope Center.

On Friday, December 8, a closing reception and supper will be held from 5-7 p.m., in the Rafskeller located in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. Dinner is free with the purchase of a $10 ceramic bowl; dinner only is $5. In addition to the $10 soup bowls, larger, one-of-a-kind artistsí bowls will be sold at a higher fixed price.

All proceeds from the bowl sales and soup supper will go to the Community Action Council, a Lexington agency that provides living essentials for local residents.

If you are an artist who would like to participate in Transyís Empty Bowls Project, itís not too late! Functional or nonfunctional artistís bowls of any media; wood, glass, fiber, paper mache would be wonderful additions to this worthy event. Please contact gallery director Andrea Fisher for more information.

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For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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