Art students from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School participated in the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Project, a fundraiser for the Montgomery Area Food Bank. The event was held on March 14 at Church of the Holy Spirit on Vaughn Road. Tickets were $25 and included your choice of a hand crafted bowl filled with homemade soup for lunch.
Empty Bowls began many years ago as an art assignment at a high school in Michigan to raise money for their local food bank through the crafting of ceramic pottery bowls. From there, the project caught on in communities across the country.
Montgomery artist and potter Margaret Barber was asked to contribute her works to an Empty Bowls project in another community for several years. Barber began Montgomery’s Empty Bowls Project for the Montgomery Area Food Bank six years ago and it continues to grow each year.
Art students from several high schools in the area created and donated hand-crafted bowls for the event. Montgomery Catholic students have participated for several years. This year, in addition to their artistic donations of twenty-five unique hand crafted bowls, nine students also volunteered to serve at the event with their art instructor Ms. Joane Grant. It has become a Lenten tradition for the Montgomery Catholic high school art department to give their time and talents to Empty Bowls each year.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic students Beth Vaughn, David Norris, JoAnne Spotswood, Beth Wyatt, Callie Wilkinson, Greg Rickels, Maggie Starr, Sarah Talbot and Michaela Armstrong serve at the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Project.