Midland College art students create beautiful bowls for a good cause


Courtesy: West Texas Food Bank

MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- Midland College art students are firing up the kiln to create bowls for the West Texas Food Bank Empty Bowls event.

MC has participated in Empty Bowls for the last eight years. The event is part of a worldwide grassroots movement created by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns worldwide to care for and feed the hungry in their communities.

“I think this event is so important because it is a real-world way that artists can give back to the community,” MC Associate Professor of Art Michael Richardson said. “It helps people in the community who are really in need.”

“During the ’Empty Bowls’ event, folks can see firsthand the art pieces they are buying and know that their purchase is going toward feeding those in need in our community,” MC art student Jesse Trejo said. “Every dollar raised provides four meals. The real spirit of the event is communal and community-based.”

The Empty Bowls fundraiser event has been modified this year in the interest of safety amid the Coronavirus pandemic, but patrons will still receive a one-of-a-kind bowl for their 15-dollar donation.

The event will be on January 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bowls will be displayed throughout the new West Texas Food Bank Innovative Gardens at 1601 Westcliff Drive in Midland.

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