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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

“Soup N’ Bowl” Fundraising Event @ St. George Art Museum (St. George: Mach 4)

www.sgartmuseum.org, museum@sgcity.org
47 East 200 North, St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: 435.627.4525
Hours:Monday-Saturday 10-5, 3rd Thursdays 10-9pm with Art Conversations at 7pm

NEWS RELEASE: “Soup N’ Bowl” Event Scheduled
RELEASE DATE: Before March 4, 2011
CONTACT: Deborah Reeder 435.627.4525

The St. George Art Museum’s annual “Soup N’ Bowl” luncheon and fundraiser will take place Friday, March 4, 2011 between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM in the Social Hall on the Museum’s campus at 200 North Main in St. George.

This annual community event gives residents the opportunity to enrich their lives with art, have a light lunch, choose a hand-crafted bowl to take home and support the Art Museum at the same time.

A silent auction will give attendees a chance to bid on pottery works of art made by local professional artists including Glen Blakley, Dr. John M. Jennings, and Joe Viers, as well as pieces from Art Festival ceramic artists. Those in attendance will see the retail value of items up for bid and be able to write their bids on paper forms next to the article. Winners will be announced at the end of the luncheon.

You are invited to join the fun at THE COMMUNITY POT THROW at one of three locations (amateurs & seasoned alike are welcome) to create a bowl to donate for the event:
Saturday, January 22nd from 11-3 at Desert Light Pottery
All & Families especially welcome with children over age 9
551 N. 1400 E. #7
St. George, UT 435.680.1674

Wednesday, January 26th from 2-5 at the City of St. George Recreation Center
All welcome
285 S. 400 E.
St. George, UT 627.4560 or 435.680.1674

Friday, January 28th from 5:30 – 8 pm at Dixie State College Art Department
All welcome & Make this a Date Night
North Plaza at 900 E. & 100 S.
St. George, UT 652.7500

Bowls crafted by Blakley, Jennings and Viers and many other local potters will be added to the collection of bowls to choose from at the event, as well as others made by students in the pottery programs at DSC, and other schools. Those who pay the $20 luncheon fee will be able to choose a bowl to take home from this collection. Bargain Bowls will also be available to purchase for attendees.

The “Soup N’ Bowl” provides an excellent opportunity for residents to support their local Art Museum and at the same time choose quality pottery art pieces from local artists.

Past annual “Soup N’ Bowls” have raised significant amounts that the Art Museum has been able to use to support displays and purchase paintings for the Museum’s permanent collection.

The major sponsor is the law firm of Snow Christensen & Martineau Foundation, as well as the sponsors of Far West Bank, Zions Bank, SunRiver Development, The Food Crew, Steamroller Copies, and the City of St. George. The event is open to all who wish to join in.

Local citizens work with artists at Zia Pottery Studio in Kayenta to prepare pots for the annual “Soup N’ Bowl” event at the St. George Art Museum.

Tracey O’Kelly (C) and Sheila Smith (R) watch as Joe Viers prepares Tracey’s clay on a potting wheel at Sun River.

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