The SKSS Visual Arts Department believes that the quality of a student’s life is uniquely enriched in essential ways by the development of skills and values learned in the creation of artworks. Visual arts encourage the students to function on multiple intellectual, analytical, thoughtful and expressive levels.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Connecting Art Students to the Kamloops Food Bank

South Kamloops Secondary Ceramics students, Jenna Carlson-Mitton, Olivia Corke, Danica Hussey and Ethan Wenger,  participated in a unique fundraiser for the Kamloops Food Bank in March, 2018.  The community event featured celebrity memorabilia; bowls bearing the signatures of a number of celebrities were up for auction at the Empty Bowls event. This year’s edition of the KFB Empty Bowls fundraiser featured signed bowls from a number of different celebrities including Betty White, Dolly Parton, Molly Ringwald, and Edward Norton and even a personalized signed bowl from Sir Paul McCartney.  Alongside these famous celebrity bowls, the four SKSS students donated handmade pottery for the live auction raising $1500 at the KFB event.

SKSS grade 10 student Olivia Corke shares about her experience as a participant: “The celebrity food bank bowl auction was a fun and equally rewarding experience.  If felt so nice to give back to the community through a creative outlet.”
The SKSS art department was extremely proud of our student participants and we look forward to building a collaborative relationship with the Kamloops Food Bank by donating even more pottery for the auction next year! We are thankful to have this important opportunity for service learning outside of the classroom.

For more details about the KFB Empty Bowls event please see the following links:

2018 Empty Bowls Auction Catalogue

Kamloops This Week Article