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Art professor invites community to Bowl-a-Thon

Ken Shipley, professor of art in the ceramics area at Austin Peay State University, will conduct a “Bowl-a-Thon” at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Trahern Building.

The purpose of the “Bowl-a-Thon” is to produce several bowls for the “Empty Bowls” project. According to the organization’s website, “Empty Bowls” goals are “to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.”

Ken Shipley, professor of art in the ceramics area at Austin Peay State University, will conduct a “Bowl-a-Thon” at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Trahern Building.

The purpose of the “Bowl-a-Thon” is to produce several bowls for the “Empty Bowls” project. According to the organization’s website, “Empty Bowls” goals are “to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.”

The project, in conjunction with artists and art organizations, produces the bowls, which are donated to the Urban Ministries of Clarksville. Participants are welcome to come to the Oct. 2 to make bowls. Those attending who are not capable of “throwing” the bowls will be taught handmade methods on site.

For more information, call the APSU Department of Art, 931-221-7333. -- Melony Shemberger