Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Soup for the hungry

Hundreds of people came to select a handmade pottery bowl donated by local artists and make a financial donation to the Eagan food shelf. Several local restaurants served soups and bread in Eagan's second annual "Empty Bowls" event, a food shelf fundraiser started several years ago and carried out in cities across the country.


21 comments:

  1. Excellent concept. We've done the same at the ceramic market in Diessen over here

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  2. Leif, we have an Empty Bowls event in Three Rivers. The bowls are made by our elementary school students and are wonderful in their uniqueness. Thanks for sharing Eagan's event with us.

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  3. Terrific idea. Wish I had known about it, not that I need more pottery but it's fun things to have. A great win-win situation.

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  4. What a wonderful civic-minded community you have in Eagan, Leif.

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  5. Dette er eg. en kommentar til familiebildene dine, de gir meg assosiasjoner til diktet

    "LYKKE" av Einar Skjæråsen:

    Åtte øine i hverandre.

    Fire munner rundt et bord.

    Fire vegger kring en lykke.

    Vesla, Påsan, far og mor.

    Åtte hender hektet sammen

    Til en ring om stort og smått.

    Herregud – om hele vide

    Verden hadde det så godt.

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  6. An excellent cause and some beautiful bowls!

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  7. That is simply brilliant. And I love pottery.

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  8. oh my god I m bowl addicted ..tks

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  9. What a role model of an event !

    You wouldn't belive how long the lines are at various food giving organizations. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  10. Beautiful art works for a great cause.

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  11. Wonderful, WARM idea. I've seen this in Maine too.

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  12. We have that here and our art classes at my former school made some of the bowls. I need to make sure I get to go to the next one. Thank you for the reminder!
    V

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  13. :)
    I'll wait your selective coloring photo!
    Anyway, nice capture of colorful pottery bowls...

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  14. A wonderful project and beautiful handmade pieces!

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  15. agreed, it's a great idea. I like how it makes an already special bowl even more special. Each time you use the bowl, you can reflect on the cause.

    Nice post, Leif!

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  16. The Diessen ceramic market concept is that you get a numbered ticket with your donation and then the soup (choice of two and both really good) is served in the bowl that you've "won" in the Lucky Dip

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  17. Great idea! Those are really cool.

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  18. excellent cause and some beautiful bowls

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