ILION — The Central Valley Academy Art Club “Buy a Bowl — Feed a Soul” fundraiser raised $200 that the club donated to the Ilion-Frankfort Food Bank in the Annunciation School.
Students and staff were invited to purchase an empty, handmade ceramic bowl during their lunch periods Dec. 18 to Dec. 20. Bowls were priced $10 and under.
The empty bowl served to remind the purchaser that, even in the holiday season, someone’s bowl is empty.
Over the previous several weeks, club members met after school to make bowls of various styles and sizes. They glazed each bowl food-safe glaze.
“Somebody’s bowl is empty and we’re trying to fill it,” said Central Valley art teacher and club advisor Christine Korba in a news release.
The art club is an extracurricular activity that exposes students to different art techniques and offers a chance to deepen students’ understanding of art. During the fall, students painted outdoors, a technique known as “en plein air.” Korba is also planning a club field trip to an art museum later in the school year.
“The club meets two important goals. It exposes our students to the wonderful world of art and it reaches out to be a part of our community,” said Korba.