BHS Artists Try to Help Fill Some Empty Bowls

Article by Lizzy Jarrins
Class of 2016

Wamp TV Video by Yvonne Dhimitri
Class of 2015

The poverty rate in Massachusetts is the highest it’s been since 1960, so there has never been a better time to give back, and some BHS artists are doing something about it.

Empty Bowls South Shore 2015 is Thursday, April 16 from 5-7 pm at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset. The event will feature bowls designed and created by high school students from Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham and Hull and will raise money for two local charities.

“I was contacted by Amanda Held of Hull High School and she asked me if we’d like to participate,” said Ms. Chase, BHS Art teacher and Clay Club advisor. “I’ve known about Empty Bowls events and wanted to get my students and Clay Club involved. We wanted a community service project that involved using ceramics as a means to help others. This was a perfect solution.”

The Whole Foods Market in Hingham is donating meals of soup and bread people can enjoy while looking at the artwork and listening to the Hull High School ensemble.

The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students or children. The admissions includes the meal and entertainment.

All of the donations will go to Project Bread and Outreach Inc.. Both organizations will have a speaker at the event to explain the work they do to feed the hungry. A silent auction will also be held to help raise more money for the cause. The artwork from local artists and students will be featured at this auction.

Tickets may be purchased by emailing emptybowlssouthshore@gmail.com or by contacting Ms. Chase at BHS. The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 to 4 and Sunday, 12 to 4.

This event is being sponsored by the Whole Foods Market in Hingham, Hull PTO and Hull Boosters.