Creating for a cause

Art students to benefit Operation Kindness

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Creating for a cause

Sculpture students are creating mugs and dog bowls to benefit Operation Kindness.

Sculpture students are creating mugs and dog bowls to benefit Operation Kindness.

Parker Nolan

Sculpture students are creating mugs and dog bowls to benefit Operation Kindness.

Parker Nolan

Parker Nolan

Sculpture students are creating mugs and dog bowls to benefit Operation Kindness.

Madeline Sanders, Staff Reporter

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Years after the school’s discontinuation of the Empty Bowls Project to raise money for the Community Food Pantry in McKinney, AP Sculpture and Studio Art students are reviving pottery sales to benefit furry friends at Carrollton’s Operation Kindness animal shelter.

A variety of types artwork will be sold to benefit Operation Kindness from dog/cat bowls to mugs for pet parents.

Parker Nolan
A variety of types artwork will be sold to benefit Operation Kindness from dog/cat bowls to mugs for pet parents.

The last time the Empty Bowls Project took place was when current seniors were fifth graders in elementary school. Then, every fifth grader in the district, and all of AP sculpture teacher Jeff Seidel’s ceramic students made pottery that was sold at the Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival.

“I presented the idea to them this year because some of the seniors remembered … and somebody presented this idea, and we started having a bunch of other ideas,” Seidel said.

Similar to the 2009 project, this year AP sculpture students are making items like coffee mugs and food dishes for pets that will be featured and sold at the 2016 Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival Dec. 2-3. Proceeds from the pottery will be sent to Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas.

“I volunteer at the Raptor Center, so we had a big list up here of different charities, and Operation Kindness was the one that one,” Seidel said. “Most people have dogs or cats, and the thought of them providing help for pets that don’t have owners and families yet appeal to most people. Though, St. Jude’s was a close second to help sick kids.”

A total of around $300 dollars is expected to be raised.

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