Fish Creek, WI –Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, invites the public to create bowls to be sold at the School’s seventh annual SOUP! Benefit on February 2, 2013, from 11am-3pm.
Proceeds from the sale of the handcrafted bowls benefit Habitat for Humanity of Sturgeon Bay and Peninsula School of Art’s free children’s outreach programs. As in years past, the School will provide all the materials to make and decorate bowls from 9am-noon on the following Saturdays: November 17, December 15 and January 5.
New to the bowl-making schedule this year is Rock ‘N Bowl Night on November 28, from 6-9pm. This free event is for community members over the age of 21. While making bowls at the Art School, the participants will be treated to libations and snacks courtesy of local restaurants.
According to Youth and Community Programs Coordinator, Martha Aurelius, Rock ‘N Bowl Night is designed to give adults a fun evening out while helping to serve their neighbors in need.
“The act of creating the bowls is always fun,” she says. “But, when you surround the activity with a festive atmosphere, it makes it a memorable night out for adults.”
SOUP! is a community-wide effort, with over 450 school children and about 100 adults creating and decorating ceramic bowls. Volunteers staff the soup line, dining room and the School’s classrooms where bowls are sold on the day of SOUP! Those who buy a bowl can partake in a complimentary, bountiful hot soup-and-bread buffet, with food donated by area restaurants and individuals. A special section on the soup line caters to children’s favorites like homemade chicken noodle.
The community-made bowls are $15 each. “Celebrity” bowls created by 10 area professional potters are priced at $40 each. Close to 600 bowls were sold last year.
Continuing with the spirit of giving, Peninsula School of Art will be collecting items for the Unite States Marines’ Toys for Tots program. A collection bin will be placed at the entrance to the School’s Guenzel Gallery until December 13.
For more information, contact the Peninsula School of Art.