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FEB 20, 2004

11:00A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas

Bowls and food are donated, the patrons paying $25 to get in and eat and take away one bowl.
These are pictures taken during the 2004 event at the Meyerson.  Hundreds of bowls were arranged on a row of tables around the curved atrium balcony. 
Beside the standard bowls, there are special tables at the end for two silent auctions and higher purchase bowls requiring an extra donation.
Dozens of volunteers collected trash, guided people around and held up bowls to encourage people to take them.
Crowd gathered along the tables.
Assortment of bowls for choice at Empty Bowls 04 Selection table (faces fuzzed to because permissions not collected.)
(Faces fuzzed to remove identity on publication
Silent auction table with premium bowls behind. Premium bowls table, if it says $40, add $15 to your $25 admission.
Meanwhile, on the lower levels, the many restaurants donating food, including many soups, were keeping the crowd going.  
Two of the serving table setups to the left of the entry point. Line of tables with bowls above, diners below. Seated crowd with the balcony full of tables and bowls above.
Deserts offered at one table. The crowd in the open lobby to the right coming in - food near the windows.
John Williams, Trinity Ceramics, driving force in the bowls project. John Williams (to left) owner of Trinity Ceramics and major driving force in the ongoing Empty Bowls Project in Dallas.
And this is the bowl (very shallow, more like a plaque) that I chose.  It will go on the wall. The shallow plaque like bowl that I choose.


Bass Performance Hall Ft. Worth, Texas


100% of the Proceeds go to
North Texas Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Serving 25 North Texas Counties
$50,000 raised in 2003!!
$50,500 at Meyerson and $37,000 at Bass in 2004!!!

2004 Businesses collection points

American Ceramic Supply
Fort Worth 76105

Purple Crayon
1108 W. Parker Road, #130
Plano, TX 75075

After Hours Ceramics
1626 W. Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76012

Texas Pottery Supply
365 Sansom
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Trinity Ceramic Supply
9016 Diplomacy Row
Dallas, TX 75247

For more information call: Trinity Ceramic Supply

Empty Bowls is a project of the Imagine/Render  Group, P0. Box 167, Oxford, Ml 48311


EMPTY BOWLS is a donation program where woodworkers, pottery, and glass workers make bowls which are donated.  These bowls will be chosen in Dallas' Meyerson Symphony Hall Lobby and Ft. Worth Bass Hall Lobby by people making a $25 donation and area restaurants will donate soup (served in plastic bowls) as part of the Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. Bowl makers will be noted on a poster at the luncheon.