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Empty Bowls Project to Benefit Homeless Shelter

Creighton University will host The Empty Bowls Project, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the Lied Art Gallery in the Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton University campus. Amy Nelson, assistant professor of Fine Arts and Creighton ceramics students who made the bowls are sponsoring the event.

The Project began in 1990 in Michigan as a way to raise funds to support a food drive. Participates select a handcrafted bowl from those on display in the Lied Art Gallery, and for $10 per bowl receive a serving of soup and bread. Participants keep the finely crafted, handmade bowl as a reminder that somewhere; someone’s bowl is always empty.

All funds raised go directly to the Siena Francis House homeless shelter.

Admission is free to the Creighton Lied Art Gallery, which is located on the main level of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass streets. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5 p.m., on the top level of the 24th street parking structure.

This event is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund, and another anonymous source.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.