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December 3, 2013

Art club fundraiser reports record sales


chili bowlsBuilding off the success of previous Art Club Chili Bowl sales, the Cowley College Art Club cleared a record $1,277.75 during the annual event held Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Individuals that purchased a bowl were treated to homemade chili. The money raised was the most in the seven years of the event.

Art Club co-sponsors Mark Flickinger and Mike Fell were pleased with the results of the fundraiser.

“We had a really good turnout and we thank everyone for their support,” Flickinger said.

Bowl prices varied from $5-$20. Several Art Club members spent many hours physically making the bowls on the potter’s wheel. After the pots were made they were taken to the kiln room and bisque fired before the glazes were applied.

After glazing, the bowls were taken back to the kilns for the final firing which melts the glazes and fuses them to the clay bowls, making them waterproof, thus allowing the owners to eat a delicious bowl of chili, wash it in the dishwasher, fill it with leftovers and reheat in the microwave.

This is one of several fundraising events sponsored by the Art Club in order to raise funds for educational travel experiences to view art museums and galleries in places such as Chicago, Santa Fe (N.M.) and New York.

Students that made bowls for the fundraising event were, Kristen Phipps, Bri Moore, Emily Loy, Seth Roeder, Caterina Alvers, Jennifer Preston, Stephanie Karol, Jazmine Lara, Nic Bekemeyer, Allyson Hallowell, Abby Hasselbring, Alec Jimenez, Sheldon Draper, Emma Lambert, Jacob Haist, Shaleh Ake, Jennifer Lechner, and Emily Loehner.

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