Running Shoes Are Optional for This Marathon – Carlow’s Annual Bowls in the Night Pottery Marathon

Running shoes are optional for Carlow University’s annual Bowls in the Night Pottery Marathon, which supplies bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner in March.

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 Carlow Students, Faculty, and Local Potters Gather February 4 to Make Bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Running shoes will be optional when Carlow University students, faculty, and local artists gather for “Bowls in the Night,” an annual pottery marathon that makes hundreds of bowls for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and Just Harvest’s Empty Bowls Dinner.

“Bowls in the Night” will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the first floor ceramics studio in Antonian Hall on the Carlow campus.

“Bowls in the Night” is the idea of Dale Huffman, a Carlow art professor and the chair of the art program, who calls upon his friends, colleagues, and students to help him make between 200 to 250 clay bowls for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest’s Empty Bowls Dinner.  The charitable dinner is a modest meal of soup and bread that reminds us that millions of American’s go to bed hungry each and every night.

“This event not only benefits an incredibly worthy cause, but it is also an opportunity for the students to learn how to use their talents outside of the classroom to serve others,” Huffman said.

The 21st Annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held this year on March 20, 2016, at the Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland.  Tickets are on sale through the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at and will also be available for purchase at the door.

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Members of the news media are welcome to cover Bowls in the Night.  There are a lot of good visuals as many expert potters work pottery wheels and novice students make bowls by hand.  Please contact Drew Wilson on his cell phone – (412) 260-6807 – to arrange convenient free parking.

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