Taube ready to ‘Soup it Up!’

Three different groups are providing the bowls for the Taube Museum’s sixth annual “Soup It Up!” fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Besides the Minot State University’s ceramics department, Hi Performance Ceramic Studio and Jim Bailey, along with the Magic City Campus art department, are bringing us pieces,” said Taube executive director Nancy Walter. “MSU has been with us from the beginning; in fact, it was the community service aspect of it that attracted them.”

Amanda Crawford of the Magic City art faculty had her students produce the bowls in class last year specifically for “Soup It Up!” A bowl from one of these artists will be included in the price of the ticket, limited to the number on hand.

“Last year we had over 200 patrons come,” said Walter. “Luckily we had a few extra bowls to cover them. Since we are limited by the number of bowls we receive, we’re encouraging people to stop by the Taube Thursday and Friday to buy their tickets and select their favorites. We’ll put their names on them, so they’ll be sure to get ones they like.”

The event has grown to include chefs from 10 North Main, Primo, Spicy Pickle, Big Time Bistro, Olive Garden and Ebeneezer’s. Also, volunteer chefs from the Taube itself contributed their time and soup for this heartwarming event. Breads and desserts will be provided by Marketplace Foods and museum members.

Besides enjoying the so-warming soup and beautiful historic facility at 2 N. Main, attendees will be able to bid on a variety of gift baskets and pottery among other items at the silent auction, with live entertainment provided by guitarist Leonard Haabak.

Tickets are $16 for nonmembers and $12 for members and MSU students. Children 8 years and younger are half-price (which does not include a ceramic bowl). If you purchase a museum membership by Feb. 2, your ticket will be half-price.

Regular museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 838-4445 for further information, or refer to their website (taubemuseum.org).