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October 29, 2007

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler Students Participate in Empty Bowls Project to Fight Hunger

Beginning and advanced ceramics classes at The University of Texas at Tyler will participate in a community service project to fight hunger, Merrie Wright, UT Tyler assistant professor of art, announced.


Students will create ceramic bowls Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to be donated for an Empty Bowls event in Texas. The bowls will be delivered to Trinity Ceramics in Dallas, whose owner organizes an Empty Bowls event each year in February. 


Empty Bowls, a nationally recognized project, relies on donations of bowls from community artists to make events successful. Events held around the country work towards the goal of ending hunger in their communities and beyond.

“It is a unique opportunity for the students to use the skills they have learned over the semester to serve the community,” said Wright. “Donations raised by the Empty Bowls event will go directly to our community, including the East Texas Food Bank. It is a great way for us to help our community fight hunger by doing what we love.”


For additional information about Empty Bowls, visit

www.emptybowls.net/EmptyBowlsProject.htm.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
 

 
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