OMAHA - One in five children in Nebraska and western Iowa under the age of 18 is at-risk for hunger, according to statistics from the Food Bank for the Heartland. UNO’s student chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) aims to answer this need with sale of hand-thrown and artist donated glazed bowls at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St., on Saturday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All proceeds from No More Empty Bowls will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland’s BackPack Program. The BackPack Program distributes 8,300 packs to children in need each week in 244 schools across Nebraska and western Iowa.
“We are driven to make a positive impact on the Omaha metro community through the arts,” says NAEA Chapter President Amanda Caillau. “This is achieved by establishing direct engagement and focusing on how we, as art educators, can collaborate to improve the lives of students in our city.”
During the event, 125 unique bowls will be sold. After purchasing a bowl, attendees will receive a free bowl of Parmesan Tomato Tortellini soup (cheese tortellini in a tomato parmesan cream broth with spinach and porcini mushrooms) prepared by locally renowned chef Isaiah Renner, owner and operator of Dine-In, a personal chef service providing upscale home catering. More information about Dine-In can be found at dineinomaha.com/dinein.
NAEA advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. Art educators meet ethical and rigorous standards of excellence in preservice preparation, ongoing professional development, pedagogy, and inquiry in the field.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.