Long Elementary students created art for the Empty Bowls fundraiser with help from Henry Ford Village retirement community residents.
Several fun days of creating art also provided a chance for a group of Dearborn students to connect with their elders—and to help raise funds for a good cause. Dearborn Public Schools’ student-created bowls always take the spotlight at Empty Bowls fundraisers, which raise money for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. This year, Art Resource teacher Kate Blair collaborated with Long Elementary Art teacher Dail Russell, Empty Bowls Chairperson Wendy and the Henry Ford Village retirement community to make the bowls—and the event—come together. HFV Activities Coordinator Deena Kennedy helped coordinate several meetings between seniors and students to design and paint the bowls. In May, they’ll meet once more for an Empty …
The annual event raises funds for Gleaners Community Food Bank, while celebrating the artwork of Dearborn students.
Monday, April 30, 2012
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 Arab American National Museum from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, when the students’ bowls will be filled with soup donated by Habib’s Cuisine and Byblos Banquet Hall, 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 …