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‘Empty Bowls’ auction supports local shelter

Empty Bowls and Student Art show attendees will enjoy warm soup and student works of art while helping to support the River House Shelter.

Hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls will be on display in the Art Department on Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon this week.  The annual ‘Empty Bowls’ silent auction will be held during Kirtland’s Fall Student Art Show on Friday, December 13 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and raises money for the River House shelter in Grayling, … [Read more...]

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Kirtland instructor Joe Donna plans to offer more Pottery Fridays next semester

If you missed Kirtland’s recent Pottery Friday, don’t despair!  Ceramics instructor Joe Donna plans to offer more clay-time opportunities next semester. So what are we talking about?  This Week @ Kirtland, we’re taking a look at some art, some instruction, and a lot of people exploring their creativity.  Joe Donna has been instructing ceramic students … [Read more...]

‘Empty Bowls’ event raises funds, awareness

By Jerry Nunn ROSCOMMON – From the traditional to the abstract, ranging in colors from earth tone to vibrant, the 270 ceramic bowls displayed at the Kirtland House conference center on Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon were as diverse and varied as the artistic imaginations that inspired them. Yet for all their differences, the … [Read more...]

Kirtland Community College Students seek to Change the World, One Bowl at a Time

ROSCOMMON – The skilled hands of Joe Donna’s Kirtland Community College ceramics class, along with those of COOR-area potters, made and donated 270 bowls for the first annual Empty Bowls Art Show and Silent Auction to take a stand for ending poverty in America. The event, by way of its 100 plus attendees, raised $2,000 (and counting)! All left-over bowls are … [Read more...]