Friday, March 12, 2010

CGMS Gallery Haitian Relief Project

Artists of Palm Beach County and Restaurants of Lake Worth Present:
The Haitian Empty Bowl Fund-Raiser
Fill Your Bowls with a Sampling of Lake Worth Restaurants
Saturday, March 20 – 10 AM to 5 PM !!!

Mark your calendars folks, you DO NOT want to miss this event. As soon as the earthquake in Haiti hit, we knew we had to help any way we could. The Empty Bowl Project is a result of a cooperative effort between artists, individuals and businesses in the Lake Worth and surrounding areas. Please join us for this event and help us raise funds for those devestated by the recent earthquake. 100% of all sales will be donated to Haitian relief efforts. Here's the story:

Lake Worth’s Flamingo Clay Studio – Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery reacted immediately to the devastation caused by the Haitian earthquake by sending out a “Call to Artists” for handcrafted ceramic bowls to be sold at the gallery, with all funds raised going to Haitian Relief efforts. Sixteen of Lake Worth’s finest restaurant and food specialty shops will be making samples of their best foods to fill these bowls. The event will take place on Saturday, March 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Advance donations for this event are $25 a bowl or four bowls for $80. Donations on the day of the event will be $35 a bowl. All donations in excess of this will be gratefully appreciated.

The call to artists brought a response from all over Palm Beach County. Brian Kovachik, artist and teacher at Jupiter High School PBAU was the first to answer the call. His student is donating 100 bowls to this project. The student of Anita Smith, Royal Palm High School- Nat’l Art Honor Society will be donating 20 bowls and both Bok Middle School for the Arts and Dreyfoos High School for the arts will be pitching in as well. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches will be contributing over 125 bowls and the artists of the Clay Glass Metal Stone gallery have pledged over 130 bowls. A complete list of artists and their contributions will be made available in the future.

Through the generosity of the many restaurants and specialty food shops in Lake Worth, each person donating funds to Haiti will receive a bowl that they can keep, and a wonderful sampling of the delicious foods that Lake Worth has to offer. The following restaurants and shops are participating in this event: On Lucerne Avenue: (516) La Bonne Bouche. On L Street (7 N), The Taco Lady. On Lake Avenue: (400 Block) Rita’s Italian Ice and TooJay’s Gourmet Deli. (500 Block) Havana Hideout, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, Nature’s Way Café and Paws on the Avenue (pet treats). (600 Block) Java Juice Bar, Lake Worth Rum Shack, Downtown Pizza, Soma Café, The Pelican and Dave’s Last Resort and Raw Bar. (700 Block) Rotelli’s Pizza Pasta. (800 Block) The Cyber Café.

Throughout the event there will be Haitian Music played throughout the business district. The Cyber Café will have samplings of Haitian food.

The orphaned children of Haiti will benefit from this fundraising event. Thousands of children in Haiti are without families or homes. The despair of these children is monumental. They are in need of shelter, food and a community that will love and care for them. The City of Lake Worth has risen to the task of raising both money and supplies for this effort. In cooperation with leaders in the Haitian Community, Que Osterval, Jean Fritz Altidor and Dr. Ralph Pierre Louis; Joseph Kroll, Public Services Director of the City of Lake Worth; The Downtown Cultural Alliance and The Flamingo Clay Studio will collaborate on the maximizing of funds raised for the cash, supplies and equipment needed to best meet the needs of the children of Haiti.

For Advance Tickets and Information Contact:
Joyce Brown

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