Art fraternity makes bowls for hunger relief

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2008-11-18
Huntington, Ind.—In an effort to restock local food bank shelves for the upcoming holidays, area schools have joined together to support a fundraiser called “Faces of Hunger—Bowls of Change.”

Institutions such as Huntington North High School, Northrop High School, University of Saint Francis, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Huntington University have partnered to help local food banks by collecting food, making bowls and raising funds to fight hunger.

Each school is collecting donations as well as contributing ceramic bowls that will be auctioned off to support the cause. A fundraiser dinner will be put on by Northrop High School. All proceeds will go directly to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

Huntington University’s chapter of the international art fraternity Kappa Pi is contributing to the cause by making ceramic bowls to be used at the fundraiser dinner and will then be auctioned off. Kappa Pi has crafted a total of 110 bowls.


Michelle Antus (left), a junior graphic design major from Mansfield, Ohio, and Janna Larimore, a junior graphic design major from Elizabeth, Ill., make "Bowls for Change."
“Any chance I get, I love to thrown on the potter’s wheel,” said senior Nora Majors, who is the president of Kappa Pi and heading up the fraternity’s involvement in this project. “God has given me a talent, and it’s an honor when I can glorify Him while doing a project like this.”

Rebecca Coffman, professor of art, was contacted about “Faces of Hunger—Bowls of Change” and thought it would be a great project for Huntington University visual arts students. The project also was opened up to the community to assist in making the bowls.


Nora Majors, president of HU's chapter of Kappa Pi, works on a bowl for the fundraiser. Majors is a senior visual arts education major from Roachdale, Ind.
The bowls were made at Huntington University during the annual Fall Work Day on Oct. 18. Approximately 15 students created the bowls in an all-day effort to make as many as possible.

“I love it when we, as artists, can contribute to the community by using our talents. It’s a beautiful thing,” expressed Majors, a visual arts education major from Roachdale, Ind.

A soup-and-bread dinner and silent auction will be held at the Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The auction will feature a variety of pieces by local, regional and professional artists. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in grades nine through 12 and $5 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Children younger than kindergarten age are free. To purchase tickets, call at (260) 413-3145 or log on to www.communityharvest.org.

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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. 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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