L M ALCOTT ART CENTER FOUNDATION
January 12, 2012
My first experience working with Alcott Art Center was helping my friend install his a new media art project in the building for his Senior Thesis for the Kansas City Art Institute. The building was great, and Chuck and Chris were the most helpful and nicest people you could ever meet. You could tell from the moment you meet them that they genuinely LOVE art, LOVE theIr building, and, most importantly, LOVE the people in their lives. Chuck will happily tell you all about how he went to school in the building as a kid and how he has lived right up the street his whole life. I was so impressed by the center and their eagerness to work with young artists that I had my senior thesis show at the building as well and even helped curate two different shows in the space. After that I was eager to Help Chuck and Chris in any capacity I could including computers and video taping some events for them. I have been involved with the arts and art centers in different states and countries my entire life so I can say with a small bit of authority that a place like the Alcott Arts Center is rare and amazing and should be supported in any and all ways possible. I am sorry to hear about the break in, the last people in the world who deserved this were Chuck and Chris. Thank you for everything!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Helping my classmates at KCAI with hosting their art shows.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get them more funding.
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Nothing, I loved every moment of it.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I made a pile of new friends and was introduced to an amazing place.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Volunteer & Curated shows, Shot/edited video, and Consulted on computer purchases.