Giving back to the community by filling empty bowls
Pacific Lutheran Universityâ€™s Department of Art & Design and Hospitality Services & Campus Restaurants are helping raise money for the hungry, one bowl at a time. PLUâ€™s annual Empty Bowls event will take place Thursday, November 15, from 3-5 p.m. in the Anderson University Center. The event, which is part of an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, will raise money for those in need in Pierce County.
â€œThis program helps both students and the community,â€ Steve Sobeck, Empty Bowlâ€™s coordinator and resident instructor of Art & Design, said.
â€œStudents learn how big of an impact that art and ceramics can have, and the community is able to take pride that their bowl is hand made.â€
This year, the ceramics program is planning to create 150 to 200 bowls for the event. They hope to raise money for those who are hungry and to bring a broader awareness to the ceramics program at PLU. Along with student bowls, there will be additional bowls created by professors in the department.