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Smithville Empty Bowl Project

Helping Feed People in Need
April 15, 2017 - 11am-2pm

Mary Nichols Art Center
301 Burleson, Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 360-7397

The Empty Bowl Project is a national grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to organizations working to end hunger and food insecurity. The Smithville Food Pantry, Smithville Community Gardens, Lost Pines Artisan's Alliance & Angels Unware are working together to bring a fun, informative day to the citizens of Smithville and the surrounding areas. Join us on Saturday, April 15, 11am - 2pm, for a fun day of speakers, music and wonderful local food. Soups and breads are donated by local restaurants.
Smithville Empty Bowl Website

Smithville High School student Jake Robertson busy making bowls for the Empty Bowl Project.

Art Raffle and Sponsor Bowls

"Bright Moments" by Enid Wood

A pastel painting by Enid Wood that has been donated to the Smithville Empty Bowl Project. It will be raffled with the drawing at the event. "Bright Moments" and is 9" x 12" (unframed size) and is matted and framed. It will be on display at the SV library. See enidwood.com for information about the artist and her work. Raffle tickets will be available at: the LPAA Gallery at 206 Main St; SV Chamber of Commerce on First St; and the SV library on Main St. Raffleickets will sell for $5 for 1 ticket or 6 tickets for $25.

Pictured above are two bowls created by Elaine Cearley in mosaic. Those will be part of the silent auction at the event.

Above are two examples of some of the sponsorship bowls for this year. Anyone donating between $100 and $250 will receive a similar bowl.

LPAA Gallery on Main/Visitor Center 206 Main Street
Friday 1:30-5pm - Saturday 10am-5pm - Sunday 1:30-5pm

Shop locally for that unique and lovely piece of artwork. From oil and watercolor paintings to hand thrown pottery, the LPAA Gallery on Main has a gift for everyone, just waiting for you to take it home. Our artwork is affordably priced, with many pieces under $20.00! Come in and see our lovely, locally made pieces.








Enid Wood has been teaching workshops at the Mary Nichols Art Center, 301 Burleson, on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00. Watch this spot for updates. Contact Enid directly for details.

Enid's Website

Each workshop costs $30 (or $25 per class if paying for an entire series in advance).
This cost includes paper. Please bring your
own foam core drawing board, portable easel (optional), and 72 half stick Faber Castell
pastels, or 60 Stabilo pastel pencils.





Contact us if you
would like to teach
classes at the Gallery.


2012 Lost Pines Artisans Alliance and respective artists.