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2017 Empty Bowls Project of Paducah Happening February 25

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Matt Markgraf speaks with Michael Terra about the Empty Bowls Project of Paducah happening February 25.


The Empty Bowls Project is an international, grassroots effort to fight hunger. 2017 marks the 27th year of the international project. Terra, a ceramicist, said he had participated in the project in other cities and decided to start one in Paducah when he discovered it wasn’t already established. All proceeds from the event go to the Paducah Community Kitchen, which Terra says served around 70,000 meals last year.

Many of the ceramic bowls are made with community support. The Paducah School of Art and Design sponsored throw-a-thons and glaze-a-thons in which community members helped create the bowls, no prior skill required. Bowls are also collected from artists and students. With a ticket to the event February 25, participants get to choose a bowl from the 500 available and have it filled up to 10 times by 17 different restaurants that will have booths set up at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.


More information about the event is available on Facebook and at the Terra Cottage studio at 214 N 7th Street, where tickets are also available. Terra invites anyone with questions about the event to contact him at 270-908-0090.

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.
A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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