Week Fifty Two

The Empty Bowls Project

Posted in Art news, Art openings by sarahbakerhansen on 17 March 2010

Last night, my husband and I checked out the Empty Bowls Project at the Creighton Lied Art Gallery. He loves soup and I love art so it was a perfect fit. Plus, we’re always down when an event is for a good cause.

We arrived at around 7:30 and, apparently, the event had been so popular throughout the day (which is good) that there were exactly two cups of blue cheese broccoli soup, three rolls and a bag of crackers left. We cruised through the gallery, picked out two bowls and gladly accepted the two cups of soup, which we devoured sitting in the front seat of my car.

There are lots of gorgeous handmade bowls left in the Creighton Lied Art Gallery. The event continues today–it’s going on right, now, in fact–so if you don’t have lunch plans, I’d highly urge you to get your hiney over to the Creighton campus. Here’s the details:

The Empty Bowls project is a grassroots movement that aims to help end hunger and food insecurity. The event raises money and brings attention to the issue of hunger in Omaha. Choose one of hundreds of bowls and sample delicious soup, courtesy of Dixie Quicks. Take your bowl home when you leave as a reminder of the continuing struggle against hunger. Proceeds benefit the Siena Francis House in Omaha. The event runs today from 11:30-1:30 in the Lied Art Gallery, 24th and Cass Streets. Visit http://www.emptybowls.net/ to learn more about the project, or bring it to your town.



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