JUNE 2017

FloArts prepares for Empty Bowls Project, June 9

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students with bowls
student making bowl

Back by popular demand! Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for this year’s Empty Bowls Project. Members of the Florida Club of the Arts will host the event Friday, June 9, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s, 201 North 1st Street, Palatka.  

According to FloArts faculty sponsor Dan Askew, there are a limited number of tickets for the event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door; however, additional donations are appreciated.  Diners attending the event are able to choose from a variety of ceramic bowls handcrafted by students and faculty and enjoy gourmet soups from local restaurants including Corky Bell’s Seafood, Beef O’Brady’s, the Magnolia Café, and Creative Juices of St. Augustine. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Feed the Need “Food-4-Kids” program, which helps support the approximately 600 children enrolled in Putnam County schools whose household income is considered to be at or below the poverty level.  “While breakfast and lunch are provided at school for all students, the Feed the Need program provides needy students with food to take home for the weekend,” Askew said. 

Tickets can be purchased at Bramlitt’s Plumbing and Electric on Highway 19. Tickets are limited.

The Empty Bowls Project is a project of 501(c)3 organization Imagine/RENDER.  The project is an international grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. 

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For more information, call (386) 312-4300.

Florida School of the Arts students and faculty assess a sample of the bowls created for the Empty Bowls Project event. From left FloArts professor Dan Askew, students Cody Burke, Caitlin Pecknold, Evan Gastelum and Keysh Marie Lagares.

Caitlin Pecknold, a studio art major at Florida School of the Arts, demonstrates the practice of “throwing a bowl” to create a unique, one-of-a-kind bowl for the Empty Bowls Project event. The event will be held June 9 at Beef O’Brady’s.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020