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Fundraiser by Port Chester's Clay Art Center to Help Soup Kitchens

Empty Bowl event set for Sunday at Rye Presbyterian Church.

Port Chester's Clay Art Center is celebrating its community service and outreach month by hosting its 12th year of the Empty Bowls fundraising effort to fight hunger.

Empty Bowls is a national, grassroots efforts to raise awareness about issues of hunger and help solve the problem of hunger throughout the nation.

As part of the local effort, Clay Art Center on Jan. 5 made bowls for the fundraising effort. Clay Art Center staff, artists, students and volunteers created bowls of all shapes and sizes on and off the potter’s wheel.  

Clay Art Center provided the materials, and CAC artists volunteered their time during the event, and after to trim and glaze each bowl created.   

The bowls made in the effort are to be sold on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Rye Presbyterian Church, at 882 Boston Post Road, Rye. With each bowl purchased a local Port Chester bakery will donate their soups and breads.

Proceeds from Empty Bowls will be donated to local soup kitchens.

Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the ceramic arts. Here's how the group describes itself:

Guided by a strong belief in the power of the arts to touch and enrich our lives, the Center has, for more than 50 years, offered a stimulating space for studio practice, solo and group exhibitions in its Gallery, artist residencies, and clay classes and workshops for adults and children. The Center has a very active community arts program and outreach to underserved communities throughout Westchester County. CAC is located at 40 Beech St., Port Chester. The Gallery and shop are open Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

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