Friday, February 5, 2016

Old Forge: The 10th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon

View’s 10th Annual Chili Bowl LuncheonView’s 10th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon will take place on Saturday, February 20th from 11:30 am to 2 pm in Old Forge.  Volunteers will serve homemade chili, stews, and soups prepared and donated by local restaurants.

These entrées will be served in bowls from the Pottery Studio at View, as well as from artists who deliver their bowls to View from towns nearby and as far away as Ithaca and Syracuse.

The potters this year have made bowls featuring a variety of surface decorations.

Many of the potters who have making the bowls for this event will also display their works in the Regional Ceramics Exhibition from February 12th until March 12th at View.

Participating local potter Bette Rintrona has been making pottery for over 30 years. She currently teaches hand building classes at View and is an active volunteer. She has been coordinating the pottery contributions from both local artists and those living in the surrounding area.

Most of the potters contribute between five and twenty bowls each and this year there will be about 300.  Bowls can be purchased online here.

New this year, local photographer Susan Kiesel, of Sauquoit, N.Y., will share her Adirondack slideshow. The presentation will take place at 2 pm in room 210 at View. Admission to Kiesel’s slideshow and presentation is free. She has requested that participants bring a canned, boxed, or bagged food item to be donated to the local food bank in Old Forge.

The Chili Bowl Luncheon will be held in Gould Hall’s at View. All proceeds benefit View. To learn more about upcoming events at View Arts Center, call (315) 369-6411 x 201 or visit

Photo provided.

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