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Archive for Sunday, January 20, 2002

Lawrence artists help Souper Bowl Saturday head toward goal line

January 20, 2002

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The Lawrence Arts Center is hoping to score a big win for its ceramics department with its annual Souper Bowl Saturday.

For a $10 ticket, participants can purchase a ceramic bowl, a container of soup and a serving of bread. Last year, more than 250 people bought bowls and soup.

"The doors open at 11 a.m. and we go until it's gone, and that usually happens pretty quickly," said Ellen Casagrande, publications director at the arts center.

The menu will include a vegetarian soup and a meat-based hearty soup donated by Hy-Vee. The bread will be donated by Great Harvest Bread Co. Take-home containers are available.

More than 50 Lawrence-area artists, including students at Free State High School and members of the Lawrence Potter's Guild, have made about 300 ceramic bowls for the event.

"There are stoneware bowls that are high-fired, and there's low-fired earthenware," said Scott Garrette, ceramics coordinator at the arts center.

"The glazes range from majolica to simple classic styles," Casagrande added.

A table will be set up where children can eat and engage in activities, such as drawing and cutting out images.

Casagrande said proceeds from Souper Bowl Saturday will go to the arts center's ceramics department and for scholarships. Last year, the money was used to buy a new kiln.

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be directed to the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, which helps feed the city's hungry and homeless.

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