What: The 11th annual Empty Bowls Houston fundraiser.
The 411: Houston area ceramists and craft artists created more than 1,000 artful soup bowls for the annual fundraiser at which guests making a minimum donation of $25 each were given their choice of a bowl. The casual affair included a bowl of soup and a slice of bread, provided by Whole Foods Market. A number of artists displayed their creative talents on site as former Houston Dynamo great Brian Ching and Houston Dash stars Kealia Ohai and Jordan Jackson helped serve guests.
The midday event raised more than $87,000, which will provide more than 261,000 meals through Houston Food Bank. Additional funds will be received in mid-June when proceeds from an auction of artful bowls at Archway Gallery is concluded.
Who: Event chair Renee LeBlanc plus committee members Andre Bally, Virginia Bally, Dorothy Broaddus, Tom Irven, Miriam Mendoza, Kay Nguyen, Samantha Oldham, Thomas Perry and Paula Murphy.