Students with Lake Superior College’s Art Club and area artists will use their creativity to fight hunger throughout northern Minnesota during the 20th annual Lake Superior College Throw-a-thon from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, February 21 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 22.
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 to end hunger. "Everyone is welcome to come in and lend a hand. You don't have to be experienced in clay to help because there’s plenty to do," said Isi Grauer, president of the LSC Student Art Club. " It's a great opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community."
College officials estimate that the LSC Throw-a-thon has produced more than $160,000 worth of bowls for Empty Bowl events in Duluth and Grand Rapids over the last 20 years. “This year, we are setting a goal to make at least 250 bowls," said Cody Olander, LSC art faculty member and club adviser. "The LSC Art Club supplies the tools, materials, and studio space and invites area potters, students, faculty, and anyone willing to help to bring their skills, dedication, and creativity.” Area artists and community members are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Cody Olander at [email protected].
The activity will ultimately support Second Harvest North Central Food Bank in Grand Rapids and its fall Empty Bowl fundraiser where they will sell bowls with soup and bread to raise funds for feeding the hungry.