Art Exhibit Features Handmade Ceramic Bowls Crafted for Upcoming Hunger Fundraiser

Hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls will be on display at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery in February.

The handcrafted bowls — made by elementary, middle, high school and college students, trauma patients, community organizations and clubs, and local artists — will be used at NWU’s Bowls For Backpacks Empty Bowls fundraiser.

From February 2-24, the bowls will be displayed at Elder Gallery. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The Bowls For Backpacks fundraiser will be Saturday, February 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at NWU’s Story Student Center. Tickets are $15, which includes soup, bread, drink and a handmade ceramic bowl of choice. Tickets can be purchased by calling 402.465.7556 or email Tickets are also available at Heartland Pantry, located at 48th Street and Leighton Ave. in Lincoln. Nearly 500 ceramic bowls have been made for the event.

All proceeds for the event benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program, which sends backpacks filled with food home with area elementary school students on Fridays to ensure they don’t go hungry over the weekend.

The Elder Gallery exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave.