Go from below freezing to just about boiling at the Taube Museum of Art on Saturday at its fourth annual Soup It Up! fundraiser.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. master chefs from 10 North Main, the Badlands Grill, Primo's, Michael's, Big Time Bistro and the Taube will be serving gourmet soups with French bread, dessert and coffee.
"I can't say exactly what they will be making," said Nancy Walter, Taube executive director. "But Michael's and Big Time Bistro are new this year, and the others are all favorites of our patrons."
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - The first 100 patrons will receive a ceramic bowl crafted by Minot State University pottery students.
The first 100 attendees will receive an original hand-crafted ceramic bowl made by the Minot State University ceramics department.
"It's been very well-attended in the past," Walter said. "We do like to make every year a little bit better, and this year we have a silent auction as well as pottery pieces for sale."
The silent auction features pottery pieces by Jim Bailey, who titled his collection "Starlite" and the bowls he calls "Flying Saucers."
There will also be a cellist to add to the ambience, Caitlin Benson, a junior at MSU. Bidding for the silent auction is open already, and tickets are available in advance or at the door at $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Children 10 and under are $5, which does not include a ceramic bowl. There is also a children's art activity in the Lower Gallery.
Proceeds benefit the MSU Pottery Scholarship Fund and the Taube. For more information, call 838-4445.