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    November 07, 2018
    Artists Association of Nantucket Hosts Empty Bowls Event

    By Lori Garrabrant
    November 2, 2018

    Artists Association of Nantucket will host a Nantucket contribution to the international Empty Bowls
    Project on Monday, November 12 at Cisco Brewers from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

    This will be a fun community event open to all, families welcome. There is no entry fee, but the AAN
    will have about 200 pottery bowls available for purchase, priced from $20 to $100. All bowls have
    been handmade by students in AAN’s ceramics programming, including their programming with the
    Nantucket New School, as well as by teachers and professional potters.

    Once guests have purchased a bowl, it will be filled with a choice of delicious, seasonal soups
    prepared by Bartlett’s Farm, with bread from Something Natural on the side.

    Guests will enjoy their meal in a fun community setting and all proceeds will go to the Nantucket Food
    Pantry and Cape Cod and Islands Veterans Outreach, part of the Cape Cod Hunger Network.

    About Hungry Bowls

    Empty Bowls began in 1990 as an art class project in a Michigan high school to raise funds for a food
    drive. Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup and bread, and invited guests to keep the
    bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Since then, the project has spread around the world
    providing a community oriented grass roots way for people to support food banks and soup kitchens
    and help fight hunger at the local level.

    About the Nantucket Event

    The AAN’s Empty Bowl Event has been six months in the making. Organizer Lori Garrabrant, a
    ceramic artist and the Education Director of the AAN, has been working with her staff of ceramics
    teachers in the after school and evening education programs to create bowls with all levels of
    students, in addition to building this idea into the curriculum of the art education program for Nantucket
    New School. Students, teachers, and professional ceramic artists and potters have created and
    donated nearly 200 bowls to be sold during the event. 

    Five organizations and businesses have come together to put on our Empty Bowls Event. Soups will
    be made from food waste and will be donated by local business (100 Mile Makers and Bartlett’s
    Farm), bread will be donated by Something Natural, and the space for the community to enjoy this
    event together will be provided by Cisco Brewery.

    To learn more, please contact
    Lori Garrabrant
    Education Director
    Lori Garrabrant