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Empty Bowls "Throwathon" Tonight

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There's another throwathon at the Paducah School of Art this evening, until 7:30, in preparation for Paducah's Empty Bowls event on February 21. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Terra about this community project that donates funding to Community Kitchen, an organization that serves over 54,000 free meals annually to people in the Paducah area.

The Empty Bowls project in Paducah makes over 1,700 bowls each year, with a check of $20,000+ for Community Kitchen. Michael Terra says, "What we do as a community with the Empty Bowls Project is we're actually creating a cash resource for the Community Kitchen during the harshest time of the year - the middle of winter - when the most people have the most need."

The "throwathon" runs this evening at the Paducah School of Art from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The goal is to make as many bowls as possible. Volunteers are needed to hand form bowls, use the pottery wheel or to help run supplies. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Sally Michaelson at 270-519-9233.

Terra Cottage Ceramics is seeking glazers from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between now and the Empty Bowls event on Saturday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m (at the Julian Carrol Convention Center). Make arrangements with Michael Terra at 270-908-0090. They ask for a donation of $5 to help cover the cost of supplies. The studio can only accomodate 12 people at a time.

More about the Empty Bowls Project of Paducah

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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