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Ceramic Bowl by Sam Lu

The SAS Gallery on the campus of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is hosting Empty Bowls, an exhibition of vessels created from a variety of media, including papier-mâché, clay, string, and resin, by SAS students in grades 6-12. The show opens on April 6 and will remain on exhibition until Monday, April 25. 

The public is invited to a reception and ice cream social on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m at which time the bowls will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to Sewanee’s Community Action Committee (CAC), an outreach program of St. Mark & St. Paul Parish Church. CAC is dedicated to combating poverty and hunger in and around Sewanee through a number of programs including a food bank, tutoring program, and monthly community meals. The Rev. David Goodpaster, director of CAC, will be present at the reception. 

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople to feed the hungry in their communities. It supports food-related charitable organizations and has raised millions of dollars to help end hunger.

The SAS Art Gallery is located at the center of the Simmonds Building on the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School campus. The gallery is open during school hours, Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Email for more information about the exhibition, sale, and/or reception.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, an Episcopal boarding and day school in Sewanee, Tenn., is committed to arts education and creativity. In addition to offering a wide range of courses and afternoon programs in the visual and performing arts, SAS welcomes professional artists throughout the year for gallery exhibitions, performances, and workshops. The school is also home to Shakerag Workshops, a residential summer arts program for adults.

Photo: This bowl by St. Andrew’s-Sewanee junior Sam Lu is among the vessels that will be for sale during the Empty Bowls exhibition in the SAS Gallery. Proceeds will benefit the Community Action Committee of St. Mark and St. Paul Parish Church. A reception and ice cream social will be held Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the SAS Gallery on the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School campus.