WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College art instructor Kathy Sterngold was chosen as this year's artist to create the commemorative bowls for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's "Soup and a Bowl" events in Williamsport and Harrisburg. Sterngold's handcrafted stoneware bowls will be sold to help fight hunger in Central Pennsylvania. The fundraisers will be held on Friday, Feb. 22 in Williamsport and March 11 in Harrisburg.
Sterngold, who teaches ceramics classes, studied pottery at Kutztown and Alfred universities. After graduating, she joined The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, one of the nation's leading clay art cooperatives. A few years later, Sterngold returned to Muncy to set up her own studio.
Each spring, Sterngold and her ceramics students donate bowls to the Food Bank to support its mission of "fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities." This year, Sterngold is honored that she can contribute even more by creating a unique line of bowls that display the Food Bank's mission and logo.
Sterngold is represented by Patinaz in Williamsport and by The Eagles Mere Art Gallery, a partnership of 10 regional artists. Her pottery has been exhibited at the Packwood House Museum, the Radius Art Gallery at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Studio in Bushkill Falls. She has participated in dozens of juried shows, including the Festival of the Arts in State College and the Muncy Historical Society Invitational. Each fall, Sterngold exhibits her new works at the Lycoming College Art Faculty Show.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.