Empty Bowls Includes South Campus Outreach Program

Among the 2,000 bowls expected for patrons to choose from at the Feb. 19 Tarrant Area Food Bank’s annual “Empty Bowls-An Artful Luncheon to Fight Hunger “will be about 200 bowls made by students under the supervision of Tarrant County College South Campus Art Instructor Earline Green.

Green worked with Fort Worth students at Forest Oak Middle School, Morningside and Oaklawn elementary schools and the Center for New Life. In Dallas, she has also worked with Frazier, McShan, Moreno and Tolbert elementary schools, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas and Klebert/Rylie Recreation Center. The Empty Bowl Art Project is part of South Campus’ initiative to assist the underserved in its community.

Although the 2010 event is still a few days away, Green already is launching a new component that could increase the number of bowls donated to Empty Bowls 2011. TCC faculty and staff will be able to create bowls to donate to the effort to feed the hungry beginning today Feb. 15.  On Monday and Wednesday afternoons until April 23, supervised studio time will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. To participate, contact Green at earline.green@tccd.edu.

Anyone planning to attend the 2010 luncheon that includes soups and desserts prepared by Fort Worth chefs must purchase tickets in advance by phone at 817-332-9177, ext. 110. Doors open at 11 a.m. for corporate and individual sponsors and at 11:30 a.m. for ticket holders until 1 p.m. in the East Room of the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall, Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster.