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Georgia Museum of Art to host bowl-painting fundraiser Feb. 14

The Georgia Museum of Art will host a bowl-painting session Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for visitors to create bowls for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s annual Empty Bowls Luncheon.

The luncheon itself will take place March 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Classic Center, where guests receive a meal of soup and sandwich, a bowl produced by Mudpatch Creations and the chance to bid on silent auction items. The bowls are decorated by volunteers throughout the Athens community, who pay $7 (to paint and donate a bowl), $14 (to paint and keep a bowl and donate $7 to the food bank) or $21 (to paint and keep a bowl, donate $14 to the food bank and receive a ticket to the luncheon).

Students from UGA’s ceramics department, which is part of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, will be on hand at the Feb. 14 painting event to provide instruction and inspiration.

Participants are asked but not required to register in advance by contacting the food bank’s Tina Laseter at 706-354-8191 or Payment, due upon completion of a bowl, can be made via cash, check or credit card on the food bank’s website. Participants who choose to keep their bowls can pick them up at the art museum after firing is complete.