Title: Fifth Annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls Project, Stuart, Florida
Location: Stuart, Florida
The Fifth Annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls Project will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Pittenger Center, 701 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart on Sunday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Empty Bowls honors the late ceramic artist Lundin Kudo.
Your $20 donation benefits Mary’s Kitchen and all Martin County soup kitchens through the Treasure Coast Food Bank. For this small fee, you may choose your own beautiful hand-crafted soup bowl to keep. You may also enjoy delicious soup for lunch in your new bowl, provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill-St. Lucie West, Conchy Joe’s Seafood, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, East Ocean Bistro, Fiorentino’s, Kazu, Mary’s Tiki Grill & Café, Osceola Street Café and Rooster’s Daytime Café with fresh bread from Publix’s bakery and flowers from Sunshine State Carnations.
More than 600 bowls have been created by Empty Bowls volunteer potters and painters, students of Jensen Beach High School art teacher Tracy Canada and the Pine School art teacher Maria Miele, the Stuart Ceramics Studio, Carlee Weston and Friends Pottery, Maria’s Clay Habit Studio, the Treasure Coast Clay Art Guild and Garth Decker and the Garden of Goods .
An important feature of Empty Bowls is the Mae Slaton Silent Auction which features “souper” bowls crafted by well known ceramic artists including Gail McCarthy, May Wong, Ellen Bates, Leona Zegar and Diane Ayres and painted by noted Treasure Coast artists such as Cristina de la Vega, Jerry Rose, Aida Fry, Paula Rubino, Usi Poyhonen, David Diaz and many others. The Souper Bowl Silent Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on and take home a fine work of art while help funding our local soup kitchens and food bank.
Last year’s event sold out and raised over $8000. For 2011 we have created twice as many bowls and have twice as many restaurants participating to insure another successful event.
To preview some of the bowls, see artists making the bowls, learn more about Lundin Kudo and Mae Slaton and view pictures of last year’s event, please visit the blog at http://somanyemptybowls.blogspot.com.