E.P.I.C ARTS KCK a Community ARTS Cooperative got some emergency care last week from 20 Ku Med Students as part of a community service program. The team arrived in mass last Thursday morning readly to restore live and some health to the old Jones BBQ -the future home of E.P.I.C. ARTS KCK. They scrubbed grease from walls and vents. Painted doors, mopped floors and actually scooped buckets of thick gelatinous material from drains, corners and places unknown. They were also great role models for the Art Squad and some of our other young workers. There is no better teaching tool for our youth then working side by side with career minded young professionals that get their hands dirty for the betterment of a cause, a community or a Community ARTS Cooperative. They also showed the kids that you can have some fun and still be productive.
You can also learn something. We learned that vinegar is about as good a cleaner as any other and its cheap. The addition of baking soda makes for a nice visual experiment with bubbles and expanding gasses. It also makes a very good scrubbing compound. Several inches of smoked on grease and a collective top soil accumulation was best disolved, eliminated and removed with an industrial strength cleaner called Purple Power. It is truly amazing to watch. The Med Students were one more motivated group of volunteers that are helping to make the E.P.I.C. Center a reality for this community. A place young people can go to learn about the art of clay. A place where community members can go to learn, to share and get to know each other. The possibilities are limitless. Take some advice from our future Doctors, get involved, volunteer and do something for the over all health of your community. Thank you Chris Jones for bringing your dream team to our space-Thank you all for what you have done for us and for all that you will do for years to come. Thanks HAWKS! or are we Jay Docs now?