Westmount High Bowled Over

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Westmount High School art teacher Silvana Anania recently brought five of her classes to the Visual Arts Centre on Victoria Avenue to learn how to make ceramic bowls. Each student made a bowl which was then donated to the Empty Bowls event taking place over the May 3 and 4 weekend. Lori Litvac of the Visual Arts Centre is participating in a city wide fundraising event to fight hunger. The project, represents a creative way of raising money for a food drive by having individuals make ceramic bowls in the art studios and then donating them to this worthy project. The “Empty Bowls” project was begun in 1990 by a high school art teacher in Michigan. Searching for a way of raising money, he had students make ceramic bowls and then served a simple meal of soup and bread to invited guests for a small fee. The guests enjoyed their meal and then kept the bowls as a reminder of hunger in the world; the money raised was then donated to a local food charity. Log on to www.emptybowls.org.