Empty Bowls announces 2022 poster

Oct. 25, 2022 — Empty Bowls 2022 Committee is proud to announce the featured artist for this year’s event — Alan Huck.

Huck is an artist and art teacher residing in Florence for the past two years. He graduated from the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design with his field of study being in illustration. He worked on many well-known Walt Disney feature animated films: “Robin Hood,” “The Rescuers,” “Winnie The Pooh and Tigger Too.” He was a storyboard artist on Disney’s “Fox and the Hound” and “Pete’s Dragon” and worked on character and story development for “The Black Cauldron.”

Huck’s talents are varied. He not only worked in animation, he also designed 21 stained glass windows for the Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He also won an award for landscape design from Los Angeles Water and Power.

He is currently teaching at Lane Community College here in Florence, and his artwork is on display in venues around Florence.

The featured artwork is titled “The Potter’s Gift,” with the concept being that “Food Share feeds the body, the artist feeds the soul,” Huck said.

The collage pictures a potter who had created the perfect handmade bowl that he cherishes but he realizes that it could serve a purpose: to feed the hungry. He fills the bowl with food and gives it to a hungry person.

The committee hopes the community can join them at this year’s Empty Bowls at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. The Empty Bowls Fundraiser will take place on Dec. 2, 3, 4 and again on the following weekend Dec. 9 and 10.

“Free admission, family friendly and lots of fun!” said Desiree Clifton. “We hope you will stop by to view all the wonderful artwork!”

For more information, email [email protected] or contact Florence Food Share, 2190 Spruce St., at www.florencefoodshare.org.