Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls 2017, FRCH

This year a group of FRCH-ers got together to donate their time and talent to a local organization called Empty Bowls of Butler County.  The Empty Bowls concept started over 25 years ago in Michigan as an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. People in the community contribute soup bowls that are individually painted and the finished products are then used as serving pieces for a fundraising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests are then able to keep the empty bowls. Today Empty Bowls has grown to an innumerable number of events all over the country, benefiting numerous non-profits.

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The “Find Your Art” Results

FRCH, Artswave, Find Your Art, Chair Challenge

Two weeks ago we kicked off our #FindYourArt Chair Challenge – where volunteers from each FRCH studio put their creative minds (and hands) to work to benefit ArtsWave, by reimagining their canvas: a chair. Each studio was given $25 and only two weeks to transform their chair, which are now available for eBay bidding through this Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 pm. Please share the eBay listings below with friends and family (but note that local pickup is required).  Read more of this post

Welcome to Cuba

Welcome to Cuba, FRCH Creative Fuel

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba as part of a mission trip. The trip was the conclusion of a 2-year program for a group of Cubans that included lessons in theology, practical and pastoral leadership and numerous mission trips. Read more of this post

ArtsWave 2012

For many years, FRCH has supported ArtsWave (formerly “Fine Arts Fund”) through annual awareness and fund raising campaigns.  This cause is near and dear to our hearts because ArtsWave is an organization that funds and collaborates with a wide range of local art institutions to support the entire arts community of Cincinnati.  Their mission is ‘to be a leader and regional catalyst that works to advance the vitality and vibrancy of Greater Cincinnati by mobilizing the creative energy of the entire community’.  That’s a mission we can all get behind.  Last week was dedicated to the arts as we ran our 2012 campaign to support ArtsWave, FRCH style!

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