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Annual charity event ‘Empty Bowls’ canceled for 2019

Annual charity event ‘Empty Bowls’ canceled for 2019

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

The annual “Empty Bowls” Evansville event, where students, faculty and community members volunteer to make and glaze bowls for charity, will not take place this year.  The annual event occurs at Sauced on Haynie’s Corner in Evansville every November. Assistant Professor of Ceramics Al Holen ...

Spinning clay for a cause

Dr. Stephanie Young, Associate Professor of Communication Studies makes a bowl out of clay during the 6th annual Bowl-O-Rama Friday afternoon. USI holds several events where volunteers make bowls for Empty Bowls Evansville.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

Flecks of dust danced through the rays of sunlight streaming through the back window of the Ceramics Center. The sun began to set as the clock struck 5 p.m. All was quiet except for the sound emitted from the spinning tables in front of several ceramic DJs. The temporary artists put their fingers...

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

USI alumna, Katie Ewers searches for the perfect “cereal bowl” with her daughter Samantha at Empty Bowls Saturday morning. Ewers said she took Al Holen’s ceramics class last summer and said she would love to do pottery again. “It was a fun class,” Ewers said.

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Bowls clinked together as volunteers unloaded the last few boxes at Sauced before the restaurant’s doors opened Saturday morning. “One minute left till doors open,” Al Holen shouted. The room erupted in cheers and clapping as two volunteers opened the two big doors into the restaurant. Within...

Empty Bowls fills stomachs, hearts

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

After losing the use of his arm in a wreck in 2005, Jarrod Fawks faced a challenge last year in the university ceramics studio. “The ceramics wheel only spins one way,” the 2015 alum said. “It was an obstacle, but by collaborating with (professor) Al Holen, I was able to learn a way to throw wi...

Locals buy empty bowls

Locals buy empty bowls

November 11, 2015

Alisa “Al” Holen couldn’t run the Empty Bowls event without the help of her volunteers. The assistant professor of ceramics hosted Evansville’s fourth annual Empty Bowls event, which raised money for various charities Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kirby’s Private Dining on Haynie’s Co...

Empty bowls to feed souls

A large crowd of people bumped shoulders and clinked bowls as they made their way through Kirby's Fine dining Saturday during the 2014 Empty Bowls event, which sold out in just two hours.

Amelia Peterson

November 5, 2015

Through the purchase of handmade ceramic bowls, locals can enjoy hot soup while feeding those who go hungry in the Evansville community. With the instruction of ceramics students, community volunteers created bowls that will be sold for $10 each at the Empty Bowls event to raise money for charity. Fr...

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

James Vaughn

November 8, 2014

UPDATED 10 a.m. Tuesday Smiling faces lined Parrett Street south of Kirby’s Fine Dining in downtown Evansville Saturday morning as families, couples, friends and individuals awaited handcrafted bowls and Twilight Bistro soups. “Because you all waited so patiently, we’re going to open five minu...

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