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Community Cups at Holmes and Saratoga Elementary Schools

Ceramic art, theatre exploration and generosity intersected at Holmes and Saratoga Elementary Schools for The Community Cups Project.  Doane University Professor Eric Stearns and his students created over 320 cups for the children of both schools to design and glaze.  Meanwhile, the students were learning about the different meanings associated with the word “cup,” with a focus on learning to fill the cups of others with kindness.  Theatre artists Petra Wahlqvist and Becky Boesen conducted kindness workshops at both schools, which allowed the children an opportunity to explore generosity in abstract and concrete applications.  One second grader said, “Filling someone else’s cup is the best way I have to fill my own!”

The Community Cups will be on public display, with a future time and location to be announced.

The Community Cups project is made possible by the generous support from Bryan Health and Eric Stearns, Doane University.

Photo credit: Jenny Gegg Photography

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