TCC Participates in Empty Bowl Project

When the Tarrant Area Food Bank hosts its artful Empty Bowl fundraising luncheon, a TCC presence will be in the West Texas Room of the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Southeast Culinary Arts Instructional Assistant Jason Hamilton along with student assistant Michelle Brown will be dishing up savory soup. They will also spread the word about TCC’s Culinary Hospitality and Dietetics programs.

The creations of retired engineer and South Campus student Bobby Darr – 48 of them – also will be on hand at the fundraiser.  Darr created 48 bowls in his ceramics class taught by Earline Green to donate to the local Empty Bowls project.

Green who has had students make bowls for the project in the past calls Darr her “Fairy Bowl Father” since he is single-handedly representing TCC this year.

Darr decided that after retirement he would join family members who are artists.
I wanted to try to develop that side of my brain in retirement and wanted to get involved because he has “a sincere passion for the Empty Bowls project and the support they provide the Tarrant County Food Bank.”

Editor’s Note: Regrettably, it was not until this blog was posted that I learned that Northeast Campus Association of Potters/Sculptors (NECAPS) and Northeast Campus ceramic students also donated 65 bowls to Tarrant Area Food Bank.  Additionally, NE Associate Art Professor Karmien Bowman donated 30 unglazed bowls for volunteers to glaze at the Hart Street Pottery to benefit Friday’s event. Hats off to them also for their participation.