Ky. (Nov. 8, 2002) --
Local artists and University of Kentucky art students
under the direction of UK art professor Bobby Scroggins
will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, to produce ceramic
bowls to be sold in December to benefit local charities.
is invited to join the ceramic students in creating
the bowls in 212 Reynolds Building located at 672
bowl-making session will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 6, in the Reynolds Building and will include
Tates Creek High School art students taught by Jan
be sold in 220 Reynolds Building (the ceramics studio).
Scroggins said the bowls will make excellent holiday
gifts and at $10 each "are prices everyone can
the second annual UK Bowl-A-Thon that Scroggins and
his students have conducted. Last year's Bowl-A-Thon
resulted in more than $5,000 in sales that benefited
the victims of the 9/11 tragedies in New York City
and Washington, D.C.
Bowl-A-Thon is being sponsored by the UK Student League
of Independent Potters (SLIP).
SLIP spokesperson Katie Ticknor said the funds raised
in the sales will be equally divided between Minds
Wide Open, an organization that provides an open art
studio for people who have physical or mental disabilities,
and Adopt-A-Minefield, a United Nations-sanctioned
association which has a Bluegrass chapter and works
to deactivate un-detonated landmines in impoverished
countries that have been subjected to military conflict.