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100 bowls of compassion: update

updated fri 19 apr 02


Jonathan Kirkendall on thu 18 apr 02


Thanks to all who responded for my request for bowls for the 100 Bowls of
Compassion, the gala event Miriam's Kitchen is holding at The World Bank on
May 29. This event will raise money to buy a house to and provide
transitional housing. 18 folks from this list responded so far!

Earlier this week we went to look at the space - absolutely unbelievable!
The World Bank is located two blocks west of the White House. The atrium
inside the World Bank, where the event will take place, is 13 stories high,
and on three different levels. The bowls will be predominately displayed
on all three levels. The Koto Music Society (traditional Japanese music)
will be providing music, and there will be an open bar and a fabulous
buffet. A woman trained in the Segetsu (sp.?) School of Ikebana will be
doing all the flower arrangements, and also helping set up the space. The
World Bank has never allowed any other non-profits to use their space like
this - it's really remarkable.

We have five corporate sponsors so far, and the backing of many members of
Leadership Washington. We have filled out the host committee, and it's
becoming very clear that this will be fabulous event for potters to have
their wares seen by some very affluent people.

There have been some changes: (1) We've decided that not ALL the bowls have
to hold water, so if there are raku artists or earthenware folks who would
like to contribute, we'd be very happy to accept! We even have a paper
artist making bowls! (2) It seemed silly to only include one ticket per
artist - who wants to come to a gala event by themselves? So for one bowl,
one ticket will be received, but for two or more bowls donated, two tickets
to the event will be received.

If you would like to contribute, we still could still use more bowls! For
more information about the event and what we need, please contact me at

Thanks again.

Jonathan in DC
sweltering in the unbelievable 95 degree heat! Last week we had freeze
warnings! Where did spring go?