Story and photo by Michelle Patrick
Image Details: Ramze Idriss recently demonstrated how to make a bowl on a potter’s wheel. He was teaching a group of community members interested in making bowls for “Bowls for Hunger,” slated for March 25.
It's a time of year to come together to benefit two causes over a warm bowl of soup (or more).
Open Door Gallery hosts "Bowls for Hunger" 4-8 p.m. March 25. This year, proceeds benefit both Open Door Gallery and the local Salvation Army.
"We try to get as many community members involved as possible," said Gail Suess-Brandow, who is among those helping coordinate the event. "Because not only is it a fundraiser for the gallery, but it's a fundraiser for the Salvation Army this year. We take turns, we alternate between the Helping Hands Backpack program and the Salvation Army and this is the Salvation Army's year."
To support the causes, participants may choose from a handcrafted bowl or mug to keep, and eat soup from it. There also will be an option to use a disposable bowl.
Cost is $20 for soup in a handcrafted bowl, $25 for soup in a handcrafted mug, and $10 for soup-only.
"It's an 'endless' bowl" Suess-Brandow said. "(People) can come and eat as much as they like," she said.
Soup served at "Bowls for Hunger" is donated by local restaurants and community organizations.