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Empty Bowl Supper

February 9, 2010

Southern Maine Clay Guild and York High School Art Students

Empty Bowl SupperThe Southern Maine Clay Guild and York High School art classes (Beth Nowers, teacher) are collaborating on the Empty Bowl supper, March 5th, 5-7. Over 200 bowls have been created by the SMCG and students. The public is invited to sample delicious soups and breads from local restaurants who have donated their products. The bowls are to be taken home as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty. Proceeds from donations ($15 minimum per bowl, $10 Kids’ bowl) will benefit the York Food Pantry.

On February 12th, 5-7 the gala opening for the annual Clay Show and Sale will take place. The show will be held at the York Art Association on 394 York Street (Route 1A) in York on February 12-March 14, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11-4. If you have questions please call 207-363-4049.

Hundreds of unique pottery pieces both decorative and functional will be exhibited by SMCG featured artists Al Pelletier, Cathie Cantara, Kathleen King, Elaine Fuller, Lisa Torraca, Hara Harding, Sue Berman, Mary Sweeney and more.

Along with the Empty Bowl supper another community event for children will be held by the guild members. On Saturday, February 27th there will be a “kids clay day” from 1-3PM.  Activities planned include: hand building coil pots, clay animals, and stamping. Cost is $5.00 per child.

The Empty Bowls mission is to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.

“From its humble beginnings as a meal for the staff of one high school, Empty Bowls has spread across the United States and beyond and has raised tens of millions of dollars for anti-hunger organizations.”

If you are having an Empty Bowl supper at your school please let us know on the comments below.


Japanese Addressing System and Other Opposites

February 9, 2010

Derek Sivers from

Thinking differently, hmmmmm…. a video to help you think about that….

A saying from India “whatever true thing you can say about India, the opposite is also true.”


Harley Motorcycles

February 9, 2010

Real life opportunity

Last years design by Amy Mizner

Every year the Commercial Art class at the Portland Arts and Technology High School designs the idea for the annual Harley Davidson state rally tee shirt. This years winner is Eva Andrade, a student from Wells.

Students learn many techniques when designing the t-shirt including lay out, design, color and  how to draw a Harley motorcycle. The winning idea goes to the Harley headquarters in Detroit and there the design is put on to a t-shirt and distributed to Harley owners at the summer state rally.

The winning student receives a t-shirt as a momento, which is an honor since Harley owners are the only ones to receive a t-shirt!

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