Fill Up An Empty Bowl To Benefit Webster/Dudley Food Share


Courtesy of Sean Harrington

The Bartlett High School Art Department is hosting their second annual “Empty Bowls” charity night to raise money for the Webster/Dudley Food Share.  The event will take place on Friday, April 6th from 6 to 8PM in the cafeteria of the high school.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger, with the idea of enjoying a meal served in locally made pottery.  The family-friendly event will allow diners to choose a handmade ceramic bowl, made by Bartlett art students, and taste samples of entrees, soups, breads and desserts served from local area restaurants.

Bowl prices start at $20 for adults and $10 for students, children 6 and under eat free.  After dinner you are encouraged to keep your bowl as a reminder that your donation helped to fill the empty bowls in our community.

Bartlett High School art teacher Sean Harrington tells THE LAKE 940, “The students and faculty at Bartlett High School recognize the issue of food insecurity and see Bartlett Empty Bowls as a way of addressing this issue through their talents and passion for art making.  Students are participating in multiple ways: throwing pots, musical performances, poetry, marketing, and hosting of the event.  This charity event has become a valuable lesson and tradition at Bartlett, that we hope to grow each year!”

When asked why it was important to take part in such an event, student Alexander Polanco told us, “It’s a great way of giving back to the community and to learn the skills of pottery making.”

The theme of this year’s evening will be to honor Webster’s heroes and first responders.  All Webster Police, Fire, EMS and military personnel will be able to enjoy a free meal.

The Bartlett Jazz Band will also be performing and the art department will provide blindfolded pottery wheel demonstrations, ice sculptures and student artwork will be on display.
Last year’s Empty Bowls event raised $2,000 for the Webster/Dudley Food Share.

Bartlett High School Potters: Katelyn Picard, Samantha Coombs & Ashley Millett