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Throw a bowl; feed a hungry human

Students with Lake Superior College's Art Club along with area artists use their creativity to fight hunger in the region during a Throw-a-thon today and Saturday.

This fundraising activity supports Duluth's "Empty Bowl" project, an annual event to raise money for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

The 14th annual Lake Superior College Throw-a-thon takes place 3-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the ceramics studio at LSC's Art building. It attracts dozens of students and some of the region's most accomplished artists to throw ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl.

"The LSC Throw-a-thon is a great time to see new and old faces while working for a good cause," said Jason Anderson, president of the LSC Art Club. "People return year after year to be part of this tradition."

College officials estimate the Throw-a-thon has produced more than $130,000 worth of bowls for the Empty Bowl over the last 13 years.

"Area artists donate their time and creative skills, and the club supplies materials and studio space," said Tonya Borgeson, LSC art faculty member and club adviser. "We plan to make hundreds of bowls this year."

The completed works of art are available for a donation at the 21th annual "Empty Bowl" event at the Duluth Depot on April 15. The bowls will be offered along with a variety of delicious soups that have been donated by area restaurants on that day.

Area artists and community members are encouraged to participate. For information, contact Borgeson at 218-310-8903 or