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Empty Bowls benefit scheduled for Nov. 14

The power of art to bring a community together was proved this fall as children, teenagers and adults collectively made over 100 ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls.

The idea was generated by Archuleta School District visual art teachers Tessie Garcia, Gail Hershey and Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, as a way to create powerful art experiences that reach out into the Pagosa Springs community.

People of all ages and abilities made ceramic bowls that will then be sold for $10 each from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 14, with homemade soup and bread. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

All proceeds from this event go to support Pagosa’s Loaves and Fishes program and the national hunger fighting program, “Feeding America.”

It’s an amazing thing to see a community coming together for a great cause. People not only got a chance to work with clay at one of three community bowl-making events, but professional artists were able to donate to the cause.

FAMA students at Pagosa Springs High School are assisting in all areas of the event — bowl construction, PR/marketing, soup preparation, and lunchtime entertainment. With our local event, we join with tens of thousands of people around the world to help fight hunger here and abroad. The Imagine/Render Group of Burnsville, N.C., administers the support materials and trademark name for this event.

You do not want to miss Pagosa’s Empty Bowls 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Pagosa Springs High School Commons Area. Join us to fight hunger here and abroad.