Empty Bowls Event at Hartwick College

Annual “Empty Bowls” Event To Take Place at Hartwick College

November 8, 2012

Hartwick College will soon host its third annual "Empty Bowls" event - a grass roots movement which aims to help raise awareness of hunger and poverty in local communities. The event costs $15 and will be held on November 29 from 5 - 6:30 PM in the Music Circle in the Anderson Center for the Arts on the College campus.

Students in the Ceramics Studio at Hartwick along with The Clay Club, families and students from Hartwick's recent 2012 Family Weekend and members of the community from Hartwick's recent "Day on the Hill" celebration have been working hard to create over 200 handmade ceramic bowls for this year's event.  

With your donation of $15, you will receive a handmade bowl to fill with soup. The Department of Art and Art History, The Clay Club and following local restaurants and organizations will assist in making this year's event possible:

·         Aramark

·         The Bistro on Main

·         Boudreaux 'n' Thibideaux's (corn bread)

·         The Green Earth

·         Hannaford grocery (bread)

·         The Office of the President (beverages)

·         The Red Caboose

·         Simply Thai

·         Undercover Eggplant

Tickets are available now and may be purchased from Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene, from members of the Hartwick College Clay Club, or at The Red Caboose Restaurant in downtown Oneonta. Checks may be made payable to "The Clay Club."

Everything is donated to this event to ensure that all of the event's proceeds will benefit the community. This year, all of the Empty Bowls proceeds will be donated to The Lord's Table at St. James' Episcopal Church in Oneonta. The Lord's Table provides meals free of charge five nights a week to community members in need.

For additional information, contact Rozene at 607-431-4833 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031