For the last 21 years, art students in the Dearborn Public Schools have taken the time to consider those less fortunate by taking part in Empty Bowls, a fundraising initiative founded by a DPS alumnus, John Hartom.
This year, DPS art students in various grade levels made 300 ceramic bowls, under the direction of instructors Wendy Sample and Dail Russell. The public is invited to the from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, when the students’ bowls will be filled with soup donated by and , and served with bread from Bona-Venture bakery in Eastern Market, in exchange for a minimum $5 donation.
Proceeds will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, while attendees get to keep and enjoy their one-of-a-kind bowls.
This event is presented in conjunction with the current AANM exhibition Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country, which documents the contributions of Arab Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces, Peace Corps and diplomatic corps, and asks viewers to consider the role of public/community service in their own lives.
Learn more at www.arabamericanmuseum.org.