LCCC joins forces with Volunteers for America for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Handcrafted for community: Empty Bowl Fundraiser 9.21.23. Bowl making class at Silver Sage Ceramics 9.7.23.CHEYENNE, Wyoming – The Laramie County Community College Department of Art is excited to announce its collaboration with Volunteers for America for the upcoming Empty Bowl fundraiser set for Sept. 21. 

This partnership brings together artistry and altruism, as LCCC art students, Art Department faculty Ron Medina and LCCC Life Enrichment Faculty TJ Storer have generously donated handcrafted ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl silent purchase event.

Empty Bowl is an annual event that raises vital funds to support the mission of Volunteers for America, which provides critical services to those in need within the community. 

The ceramic bowls, crafted by LCCC's talented student artists and faculty, will be available for purchase during the Empty Bowl event. 

“Each unique bowl serves as a symbol of unity and compassion, reminding us of our collective responsibility to support those facing food insecurity and hardship,” said Michael Lange, Program Director of Fine and Performing Arts and LCCC.

In addition to the Empty Bowl fundraiser, LCCC Alum Tamara Rodgers, owner of Silver Sage Ceramics, is hosting a special hand-building class at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at her studio. This class will provide an opportunity for individuals to create their own bowls, which will also be included in the Empty Bowl event. Tamara Rodgers, with her expertise and passion for ceramics, is generously contributing to this meaningful cause.

To participate in Tamara Rodgers' hand-building class and contribute to this noble endeavor, interested individuals can visit Silver Sage Ceramics' website at silversageceramics.com/classes.

"The LCCC Art Department is excited to participate in this fundraising event with Volunteers of America. The project is a great example of the value of the arts to help strengthen our local community," Lange said.

For more information about the Laramie County Community College Art Department and its involvement in the Empty Bowl fundraiser, please contact Lange at MLangeFREELARAMIE.