Throw a bowl, feed a hungry human. Students with Lake Superior College’s Art Club and area artists will use their creativity to fight hunger throughout the region during an upcoming Throw-a-thon Dec. 4-5.
This fund-raising activity will support Duluth’s “Empty Bowl” project, an annual event to raise money for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.
The sixteenth annual Lake Superior College Throw-a-thon will take place from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday, December 4 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Held in the ceramics studio in LSC’s Fine Arts building, the event attracts dozens of students and some of the region’s most accomplished artists to throw ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl.
College officials estimate that the Throw-a-thon has produced more than $150,000 worth of bowls for the Empty Bowl over the last 15 years. “The LSC Art Club does the organizing to supply the materials and studio space and invites area potters, students, and professionals to bring their skills, dedication, and creativity,” said Cody Olander, LSC art faculty member and club adviser. “We hope to make hundreds of bowls again this year.”
The completed works of art will be available for a donation at the Duluth Depot on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The bowls will be offered along with a variety of delicious soups that have been donated by area restaurants on that day.
The proceeds from the “Empty Bowl” support the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, the sole distributor of surplus food products to over 140 charitable food programs, including the region’s soup kitchens, food shelves and shelters. As a non-profit food bank, its primary role is to provide food to the front-line charitable agencies that offer meals to the hungry. The food bank also provides food to over 1,000 people per month as part of their direct service programming.