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Art and community service come together with Transylvania’s Empty Bowls Project

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Members of the Transylvania community as well as potters from across Kentucky will use their artistic talents to benefit Lexington’s
Community Action Council this holiday season with the Morlan Gallery’s Empty Bowls Project, Friday, December 1, and Monday-Friday, December
4-8. Potters have been busy making colorful ceramic bowls, which will sale for $10, throughout the exhibit.

On Friday, December 8, a closing reception and supper will be held from 5-7 p.m., in the Rafskeller located on the lower level of the Mitchell
Fine Arts Center. Dinner is free with a receipt from the purchase of a $10 ceramic bowl; dinner only is $5. All proceeds from the dinner and sale of
the bowls will go to the Community Action Council, a local agency that provides meals, clothing and living essentials to Fayette County residents in

In addition to the $10 soup bowls, larger one-of-a-kind artists’ bowls will be sold at a higher fixed price. The proceeds for these larger bowls
will be equally divided between the artists and the Community Action Council.

The Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon-5 p.m. For more information go to the Morlan Gallery Web site,, call the public relations
office at (859) 233-8120 or Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery, at (859) 233-8142.