Local Artist Participates In Empty Bowl To Feed The Hungry

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Local artist and potter, Lolly Durant, helps Chattanooga and surrounding communities to create handmade pottery bowls  The handmade pottery bowls are part of a Michigan-based national project called Empty Bowls that promotes awareness for food banks, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social agencies that work to alleviate hunger. 

The community bowls Ms. Durant makes locally raise awareness for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and its mission of leading a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition. In October, Ms. Durant helped children and adults make 110 bowls at the Signal Mountain Fall Hodgepodge event. In November, she will coordinate Empty Bowl pottery activities in the Dalton area with Kingdom Kids preschool, a home-school group, Ross Adult Center, and individuals fighting Parkinson’s disease. Bowls will also be made this month in Chattanooga with adult clients of Signal Center and through the Salvation Army’s Fine Arts Program.

Each bowl will be used as a thank you gift at the organization’s annual HullaBOWLoo fundraising event on Jan. 18, which will be held at a new location at Track 29 behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Each bowl symbolizes appreciation of the community’s support in filling the empty bowls of hungry families across the Food Bank’s 20-county service area in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

In addition to the handmade pottery gifts, guests of the event will enjoy live music performed by Rubiks Groove, food from many local restaurants, and a full bar. Cost to attend this fundraising event is $75. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 15 at www.HullaBOWLoo.com. For more information on the event, call 622-1800. For more information concerning Empty Bowl events, call Ms. Durant at 987-7592.



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