A Rose That Feeds

This rose will help feed the hunger.

A Rose That Feeds, hand painted platter for Empty Bowls Naples

“A Rose That Feeds” – Kerri Meehan’s hand painted platter for Empty Bowls Naples’ 12th Annual Fundraising Event on 1/27/18


Until recently, I hadn’t heard the term ‘food insecure’, but this means folks don’t know where their next meal is coming from.


To be able to effect change and help fight hunger in my county is an honor. For the sixth year in a row, I was honored to be asked to paint pottery for the Empty Bowls Naples fundraising efforts which will help feed those who are ‘food insecure‘ in Collier County.

In their efforts to feed the nearly 40,000 people in Collier County who are food insecure, the Empty Bowls Naples organization enlisted the creative talents of local potters, artists, educators, students and volunteers to create handcrafted and painted bowls which help to serve up a fun, social event to raise money and awareness in the fight against hunger.

Particularly with the recent impact of hurricane Irma, the needs of the hungry have not been greater.

As the needs have grown, during the 12th year of the Empty Bowls Naples event, the program will initiate a grant program which will directly help the hungry in our community.

For my part, I painted this nearly 20″ Rinny Ryan platter, plus an accompanying bowl to complete a set for the upcoming silent auction later this month.

More specifically, this Rinny Ryan-thrown, Kerri Meehan-hand-painted rose platter and bowl set will be auctioned off (Table 20) at Cambier Park, January 27th, 2018 during the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Naples event.


12th Annual Empty Bowls Naples Event

January 27th, 2018

11am – 2pm

For a $20 donation, event attendees select a handcrafted bowl, enjoy soups from over 50 local restaurants and clubs, delight in the entertainment of local performers, are encouraged to participate in a silent auction, pottery sale and paint-a-bowl event which all goes to supporting hunger in our community.

Other Activities include:

  • Local potters demonstrating their craft
  • Silent auction of many handcrafted items from our local artist and community venues
  • Shopping opportunities in a Boutique and Pay-N-Take areas
  • Paint-A-Bowl come experience what it is like to paint an event bowl
  • Music and Entertainment


The Delicious Soups

The soup menu has been set by the generous soup donors and here’s a glimpse of the delightful flavors you can experience at the event:

Empty Bowls Naples Soups 1Empty Bowls Naples Soups 2

Advanced Tickets:

Avoid the long lines… get a prepaid $20 ticket in advance and come into the special NEW entrance off Park St. in Cambier Park.  Purchase your advance tickets here: http://emptybowlsnaples.com/advance-tickets/  (Advance tickets are available to purchase online until January 25, 2018 at 12:00pm. Tickets will then be available to purchase on the day of the event at the Cambier Park entrance off of 8th Street.)


For more information, visit http://emptybowlsnaples.com/annual-empty-bowls-naples-event/

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