Empty Bowls - Art Changing Lives

Friday, March 7, 5-7 p.m.
Klages Dining Room, Newberg campus
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A benefit dinner for George Fox art professor Doug Campbell

George Fox University is once again coming together for a noble cause -- this time to assist one of our own. In November of 2012, professor Doug Campbell suffered a stroke that has impeded his ability to speak and left him with significant medical expenses. Join us as we rally together to show our love and support for Doug at our fourth Empty Bowls fundraising dinner.

For $12, you will receive a meal in a handmade ceramic bowl created by one of our students, guest artists or faculty members. The cost is $6 for students on the meal plan and $10 per person for families of four or more.

The event is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill and Newberg Bakery. Also partnering in the effort is food service provider Bon Appetit, which is donating food for the event.

2,200 bowls

In November, 40 students, alumni, professors and professional and amateur artists from all over the region gathered for a "throw-a-thon" in George Fox's ceramics lab. Since then, nearly 100 volunteers have engaged in further preparations, including trimming, bisque firing and glazing. The result is the creation of 2,200 bowls that will be sold at the March 7 dinner.

This is the university's fourth Empty Bowls fundraiser. In 2010, more than $18,000 was raised to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake. Previously, in 2005, nearly $20,000 was raised to assist the “untouchable” caste on the coast of India after the tsunami. The first Empty Bowls event in 2002 raised $8,000 for Aubrey, a local child stricken with leukemia.

Buy a bowl on our Facebook page

Can’t make the dinner but still wish to contribute? You can still support the cause by ordering a bowl on the event's Facebook page.

To learn more about the event, contact Mark Terry at 503-554-2636.

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.