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The public is invited to attend its annual Empty Cups event on April 25-26. In conjunction, an art sale will feature handmade ceramics, drawings, paintings, and prints created by Northwest art students throughout the academic year. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The public is invited to attend its annual Empty Cups event on April 25-26. In conjunction, an art sale will feature handmade ceramics, drawings, paintings, and prints created by Northwest art students throughout the academic year. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

April 11, 2019

Art students hosting sale, Empty Cups April 25-26

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host its spring art sale in Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, in conjunction with its Empty Cups event.

Empty Cups is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. The two-day Empty Cups event each winter and spring invites the Northwest community to purchase a handmade ceramic cup and fill it for free with tea or lemonade. The art sale, meanwhile, features a variety of art created by students.

A portion of the proceeds from Empty Cups are donated to the Maryville Ministry Center and Northwest’s Bearcat Food Pantry. During its December Empty Cups event, the Clay Club, a Northwest group for students who share an interest in working with clay and ceramics, raised $443 for the local food pantries.

The art sale is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days in the Student Union’s Meeting Room D, located on the top floor of the building. Patrons will find a variety of pottery, cups, bowls and lidded jars as well as small edition prints.

Proceeds from the art sale help students pay for materials and provide funding for special projects that support the art program at Northwest.

“The art sale is a profession-based learning project, which helps students market the work they’ve made during the semester,” Veronica Watkins, an art lecturer who advises the Clay Club, said. “The sale gets interesting handmade art out into the community and raises a small amount of money for the Clay Club, which supports things like attending conferences and bringing in visiting artists.” 

For more information, contact Watkins at watkins@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468