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The Empty Bowls Project 2008

December 3-5, 2008
Gallery hours Noon to 5 p.m.

THANK YOU FOR THE INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY. The Morlan Gallery sold almost every bowl on our first day of The Empty Bowls Project. Please note that we do not have any soup bowls left and just three artists bowls.


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.

Transylvania University and Morehead University ceramic students and their professors, Dan Selter (Transy) and Kira Munson Campbell and Steven Tirone (Morehead) have thrown and donated hundreds of beautiful ceramic soup bowls available for $10 purchase in the Morlan Gallery. For every purchase of a soup bowl, a ticket for a free bean soup supper will be given. Suppers are $5 without a bowl purchase. Please note the bean soup will be vegetarian. All proceeds from bowl sales and the soup supper will go to Community Action Council, a Lexington agency that provides living essentials for local residents.

New this year, the soup supper will coincide with the annual A Christmas Carol performance by Transylvania University theater professor Tim Soulis.

It all starts on Wednesday, December 3
Noon----------------Morlan Gallery doors open
6-7:30 p.m. --------Soup Supper, Rafskellar (next to Morlan Gallery) All soup suppers are FREE with bowl purchase; $5 with no bowl purchase
7:30 - 8:50 p.m.---A Christmas Carol, Carrick Theater (next to the Morlan Gallery), a solo performance of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic. Admission is by donation for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center.

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.

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.



  • ceramic silly
  • artists who donated their time and talent
  • unglazed bowls
  • Dan Selter
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Bowls for purchase
  • at the 2006 Empty Bowls sale
  • Empty Bowls

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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