Empty Bowls


By Elizabeth Nailling


Since mid-February, Union students and faculty, under the supervision of Professor of Ceramics Nancy Niefield, have been creating beautiful ceramic bowls to be used at the Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady that occurred at Proctors Theatre this past Sunday evening, May 20.

The Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, hosting events across the globe.

Potters and other craftspeople, like our Union student and faculty bowl makers, work with their community to create handcrafted bowls to donate to the cause.  At the actual event, guests made a cash donation in exchange for a ceramic bowl that was filled with food, while listening to live entertainment.

This past Sunday at Proctors, attendees donated $15 to benefit the Schenectady City Mission and Bethesda House.

Aside from the good feeling that comes with donating to a good cause, guests got to take home the ceramic bowl of their choice after it was filled with soup provided by Bomber’s Burritos Bar at the event.

The live entertainment was provided by performances by Union students.

The event was hosted by director of Community Outreach at the Kenney Community Center, Angela Tatem.


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