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14th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser set for Nov. 18 in the Fine Arts Building's Little Theatre


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts will host the 14th annual Empty Bowls soup lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Fine Arts Building’s Little Theatre. Proceeds from the event benefit the hunger relief efforts of We Care Inc. in Martin.

David McBeth, UT Martin professor of art, donates his time and the cost of materials to make bowls for the annual fundraiser. UT Martin students also help with meal preparations, serving and cleanup. Several of McBeth's students assist in making the bowls while students from across campus help glaze the bowls in the studio. The UT Martin Wesley Foundation is also a strong supporter and active participant in the Empty Bowls project.

For a $10 donation, visitors can enjoy an all-you-can-eat soup lunch and take home one of McBeth’s handcrafted, standard-sized bowls. Larger bowls will have suggested donation values. A $5 donation is requested for those who only wish to eat, but UT Martin students can eat for free.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at 731-881-7400.


PHOTO ID: Handcrafted bowls of all sizes made by David McBeth, UT Martin professor of art, and his students, can be purchased Nov. 18 as part of the annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch fundraiser.

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