HU art students create bowls to help the homeless

Huntington University Visual Arts Program
FOR RELEASE
2011-09-07
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University art students are using their talents to aid the homeless in local communities.

In partnership with Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., students will be creating ceramic bowls for an empty bowls project. The students will be creating 200 bowls through wheel throwing and hand-built ceramics. The bowls will be used at an Interfaith event on Oct. 16.

“I wanted to do the empty bowls project this year because it's a great way to get the whole art department working together on a single project,” said senior Alan Hay. “It's also a project with purpose that helps the community around us.”

Interfaith Hospitality Network’s mission is to serve homeless families by uniting faith community volunteers and local agencies in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive, compassionate and ongoing support.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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