Empty Bowls Project comes to Fallen TimbersWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The holiday season is traditionally a time of giving. The latest event at The Shops at Fallen Timbers is a prime example of just how much local artists give back to our community every day. On November 26, members of the UT and BGSU clay programs are coming together in support of the Empty Bowls Project of Northwest Ohio.
The charity event allows patrons to purchase an original hand crafted bowl, filled with delicious soup and bread donated by local restaurants, while giving to those less fortunate. All proceeds go directly to benefit the Toledo Seagate Food Bank. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The Project was founded in 1991 by the Imagine Render Group.
The Fallen Timbers event was spearheaded by BGSU senior Tobias D. Bird, with help from organizers like UT lecturer Karen Roderick-Lingeman and many others. Artists include Rex Fogt, Karen Roderick-Lingeman, Jennifer Allan, Clay Leonard, Joe Pintz, Julie Beuller, Erik Zohn, Gabriel Reed, Nadine Saylor, Matt Paskiet, Robert Geyer, Jill Allen, and Adam Goldberg.
Bird, who is originally from Lakeside, Ohio, moved to the Bowling Green area last year after his wife accepted a teaching position at BGSU.
“I have been involved in numerous charity functions starting in my teens with my local church group. Most recently I have been a volunteer Mediator in the State of Michigan helping people to find peaceful solutions to their conflicts,” said Bird. “The true beauty of The Empty Bowls Project is that it is simple and elegant. Create something as simple as a bowl, but create it in a way that it becomes more than a bowl. It becomes a symbol of hope and possibility.”
Tickets for Empty Bowls are $20. The event runs from 10am-8pm and will also feature a silent auction. Attendees can bid on a piece with the final auction night being held at the Annual BGSU Arts Extravaganza on Dec. 9. Sponsors include P.F. Chang’s, Granite City Food and Brewery, Abuelos, Mancy’s, Degage Jazz Café, and many more. The event will be in the former Sbarro Pizza location near Rave Cinemas. Fallen Timbers is located at 3100 Main Street, Suite 1599 in Maumee, Ohio.
“The amount of support I have been given by the artists, the Seagate Food Bank, The Shops of Fallen Timbers and all of the restaurants has been amazing and inspiring.”
For more information visit The Empty Bowls Project of Northwest Ohio on Facebook or contact Karen Roderick-Lingeman at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org