FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 8, 2009
Contact: Nikonie Brown
MUW supports `Empty Bowls for Hunger’ event
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Mississippi University for Women will be doing its part in contributing to “Loaves and Fishes” and “Global Connections” by making bowls for the “Empty Bowls for Hunger” event.
There will be three opportunities to make bowls on the MUW campus for the “Empty Bowls for Hunger” event, which is hosted by the MUW Department of Art and Design, the MUW Culinary Arts Institute and the Shops at Brickerton.
Columbus High School “Bowl Making” Day will be on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. Sarah Oswalt will be bringing 20 high school art students to MUW to get instructions on making ceramic bowls from Professor Alisa Holen. Oswalt is a teacher at Columbus High and a 2005 MUW alumnus.
The community will have a chance to make bowls using the potter’s wheel, molds or coil and slab. Some instruction will be provided by Holen and Allison Cole, a 2009 MUW graduate. This will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MUW faculty will get some instruction from Holen on wheel throwing, hand building, and using molds. This will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Participants will make the bowls in room 100 of the MUW Art and Design Building.
All bowls made will be sold at the “Empty Bowls for Hunger” event on Saturday, Nov. 7, on the front lawn at the Shops at Brickerton. All proceeds will go to “Loaves and Fishes” here in Columbus and “Global Connections,” an organization that alleviates hunger and brings other relief to the people of Africa.
For more information, contact Holen at (662) 241-7814.