Showing posts with label ceramics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ceramics. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19

The 7th Annual Empty Bowls dinner will be held in the cafeteria at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin, on Thursday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. It will include a soup and bread dinner, the hand-made bowls to take home, an in-person and online art auction, and a giving wall.

Tickets are $10 for children and students, $20 for adults. 

They can be purchased online until noon on May 19 at tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsTix

They can also be purchased at the door, cash or check only. 

The online auction will open on May 18 at midnight and will run through June 1 — visit tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsArt

For more info visit the Franklin Food Pantry page ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/empty-bowls-2022/


Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19
Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19

Saturday, April 2, 2022

7th Annual Empty Bowls Event - May 19


7h Annual Empty Bowls Event 

to Benefit the Franklin Food Pantry  

 

Annual Event Back In-Person with Traditional Soup and Bread Dinner 

 

 

The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will again host an Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry on Thursday May 19. The event will take place at Franklin High School in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 PM. The club partners with the Franklin Food Pantry to create hand-made empty bowls to give to attendees as a reminder of the many "empty bowls" that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger.  


The event will feature a traditional soup and bread dinner, ceramic bowls to take home that the students have made, an online and in-person art auction, and a giving wall.  Attendees can purchase tickets online (http://weblink.donorperfect.com/EmptyBowlsTicketSales2022) until noon on Thursday, May 19.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash or check only.  The online auction will open on May 18 at midnight and will run through 

June 1. 

 

"After two years of smaller events, we are so excited to be able to bring back Empty Bowls in its original intent," said Tina Powderly, executive director for the Franklin Food Pantry. "It's a wonderful way to raise awareness about our neighbors in need while partnering with the community.  We could not run this event without the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club and FHS Art Teacher Brenna Johnson. Brenna works tirelessly with the students to educate them about hunger in the community – awareness that they take forward in life after school - and helps them to create beautiful bowls for guests to take home."  


Johnson said, "I love Empty Bowls and it's one of the best things I have ever been a part of!  As a teacher, I'm so glad I can help students learn that they can make a difference in the lives of so many families with their art."

 

Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger and raise funds to support local pantries. The Franklin Food Pantry and the FHS Empty Bowls Club work together to support the cause locally.


For more information about the event, visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org or call 508-528-3115. To sponsor the event please visit here. 



 

About the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club 

Franklin High School is participating in an international charity project called Empty Bowls, which supports hunger initiatives in local communities. The objective of the Empty Bowls Club is to teach students of all ages that they can make a difference in their local community. Club members, their families, coupled with the Franklin community spend the year making ceramic bowls by hand. Then, the Empty Bowls Club and the Franklin Food Pantry co-host a fundraiser at FHS. All funds raised at this event are donated directly to the Franklin Food Pantry.  

 

About the Franklin Food Pantry 

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to almost 1,100 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners.  
We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages.  
The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.  


7th Annual Empty Bowls Event - May 19
7th Annual Empty Bowls Event - May 19

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Cesa and Tang art works accepted for Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition

"A BIG congratulations to Emily Cesa and Elizabeth Tang for having artwork accepted into the Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition at UMass Dartmouth. 
There were 656 submissions & 178 artworks were selected. JUST AMAZING! @umassdcvpa #ceramics #FHS  #studentartists" 

Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/flQ6rnd5Uh




Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition 1
Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition 1

Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition 2
Emerging Young Artists 2022 Juried Exhibition 2


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Pantherbook: Watch AP 3D Art Students Create Pottery in a Homemade Kiln (video)


Watch AP 3D Art Students Create Pottery in a Homemade Kiln https://t.co/aGp5RyGReu
"AP 3D Art goes on a field trip outside! Using a special kind of clay called Raku, we were able to fire our glazed piece in a homemade kiln, something that we had been looking forward to doing since last year. 

The whole class agreed that they had a great time and thought that it was a good experience where we learned more about ceramics and each other. 

We are looking forward to hopefully doing another Raku fire in the spring as well!"

Check out a video of the experience below:
https://vimeo.com/658730981




Saturday, June 12, 2021

FM #561 - Inside Empty Bowls 2021 - 06/08/21

FM #561 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 561 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with members of the FHS Empty Bowls Club. Brenna Johnson, FHS ceramics teacher and club advisor. The students introduce themselves: Sydney Brady, Emma Owens, and Lauren Wilson


We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period. We talk about the nature of this event and making bowls for it. We find out that raku is a special clay firing process.


The silent auction website link is included in the show notes. Be sure to register before you start bidding. You can also visit the page to make a donation to the Franklin Food Pantry  Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/cb0066da-0566-4864-af6f-d248fb5696f9



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Empty Bowls page -> https://sites.google.com/view/emptybowls6/home


Food Pantry page-> https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/ 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Picked up my Empty Bowl and happened to meet Emily and Abby on the way out of FHS. They had collaborated to make it!
Picked up my Empty Bowl and happened to meet Emily and Abby on the way out of FHS. They had collaborated to make it! 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Empty Bowls - modified fund raiser - June 10

Brenna M. Johnson (@johnsonb_ms) tweeted on Thu, Jun 03, 2021:
On Thursday June 10th, EB will host a modified fundraiser at FHS in room 138 (No Food.) 
See the classroom, bid on the Silent Auction, meet club members, make a difference!!! 
@FHS_EmptyBowls @FHSPantherbook @FranklinHS @FranklinMatters #emptybowls
https://t.co/qtfO67qDJj 
Get your ticket or contribute to the cause
https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/empty-bowls-sponsors-2021/

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnsonb_ms/status/1400584059722551297

Empty Bowls - modified fund raiser - June 10
Empty Bowls - modified fund raiser - June 10


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Franklin Public Schools, MA: 3 FHS students' work selected for MAEA exhibit

Franklin Public Schools, MA (@FranklinPSNews) tweeted on Mon, Mar 08, 2021:

So proud of the @FranklinHS students whose artwork was selected for the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists HS Recognitions Exhibit! 


3 FHS students' work selected for MAEA exhibit
3 FHS students' work selected for MAEA exhibit


Monday, February 8, 2021

3 FHS Student works selected for MAEA juried Recognitions Exhibit


"Three students from FHS were accepted into the MAEA juried Recognitions Exhibit: Kashish Singh, raku fired organic form; Millie Chalk, altered metallic teapot; and Katie Sawyer, a teapot set.
 
Congratulations! We are all so proud of you! @FHSPantherbook @MassArtEd @FranklinHS  "
 
Shared by Brenna Johnson, (Art Educator at Franklin High School, Advisor of The Empty Bowls Club, Co-Advisor of NAHS, Supporter of all things Franklin): https://t.co/7ztmuSYfvm
 
Follow the link to Twitter for a more full size photo of each of the items
https://t.co/7ztmuSYfvm 
 
3 FHS Student works selected for MAEA juried Recognitions Exhibit
3 FHS Student works selected for MAEA juried Recognitions Exhibit


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Distinguished Service Award from MAEA for FHS' Brenna M. Johnson

Brenna M. Johnson (@johnsonb_ms) tweeted on Mon, Jan 11, 2021:
I am honored to share that I received the Distinguished Service Award from MAEA. This award is born out of the continued support of amazing colleagues, a strong administrative team, and phenomenal students who make going to work each day easy & inspiring. Thank You! @MassArtEd
Shared from Twitter:   https://t.co/Vx7R1ZmC2t

Among the many good things Ms Johnson does for FHS, she is the coordinator of the student Empty Bowls Club. The Empty Bowls Club is working on bowls for this year's fund raising effort. 
 
You can listen to the interview we did last year as they pivoted to do a virtual event instead of the empty bowls dinner. 



Distinguished Service Award from MAEA
Distinguished Service Award from MAEA


Thursday, May 7, 2020

FM #263 FHS Empty Bowl Club Stars 5/04/20 (audio)

FM #263 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 263 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with the FHS Empty Bowls Stars. Brenna Johnson, FHS ceramics teacher and club advisor. The stars introduce themselves: Allison Ivers, Breanna Atwood, and Drew Conrad. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We started the discussion with the round of introductions and their work on the Empty Bowls Dinner. It would have been held Thursday, May 7 and due to the pandemic has shifted to a virtual event.

Posts on Thursday, May 7 will share photos and talk about the virtual event coming up the week of June 8-12

The “Week of Giving” virtual event will be held online. The site is still in development and will be shared when ready. It will enable donations to the Franklin Food Pantry for which you will receive a crafted bowl. There will also be an online auction for about 15 special pieces crafted for this event.

Support from the FHS Principal Paul Peri and Superintendent Sara Ahern has been key to enable this effort by the students for the Food Pantry.

The recording runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with the FHS Empty Bowls Stars   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HrWy1yK7



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Recap:
FHS Empty Bowls Club is still active albeit virtually working to complete some of the hand crafted ceramic bowls for the event now to be held virtually.

The virtual event called a “Week of Giving” is scheduled for June 8-12
  • Direct Donations to the Franklin Food Pantry during the “Week of Giving” will receive a hand made bowl (The first 150 people)
  • An auction online will also be held this week too. 15 hand crafted pieces made by current and recently graduated FHS students and Claymark Studio (Patricia & Larry Vintinner) for this event.
Stay tuned for more to come from the FHS Empty Bowls club

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!
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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

an empty bowl
an empty bowl

working with clay
working with clay

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lifelong Learning: Ceramics Class Begins Tuesday



Ceramics Class Begins March 28

DON'T FORGET

A perfect class for beginners and advanced beginners!  Make clay objects including bowls, mugs, plates, and tiles while learning a new technique each week.

March 28 to May 2 
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Franklin High School
Cost: $100 
Includes supplies
This could be YOUR creation!


Franklin Public Schools                  Lifelong Learning Institute
The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning
FPS- Lifelong Learning, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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