Dear Community,

If you haven’t been to Meche’s Donuts on Willow St. in the last few months, STOP what you are doing and GO there NOW! 😀 We are almost done adding the final details. The Eyes of the Sun (EOS) mural at Meche’s is 7 walls total. We have received an additional amount of support from Ferrell and Calhoun Paint Co. With assistance staff member Mr. Jeff Edwards, Ferrell and Calhoun was able to supply with amazing quality paint and more than enough paint to complete EOS-Meche’s.

The EOS team, including volunteers, began preparing the brick at Martin Luther King Center in August. We ran into a few set backs that delayed our use of a scissor lift to finish scaling the front wall on MLK Center. We decided to use the break in installation while arrange a new lift, as an opportunity to gain more input from local community members on lessons to teach on the wall. Youth in Truman community have expressed their excitement and desire to participate. We have also added the pool brick to our project to ensure all graffiti is removed from building. We are working with local members in the community to locate the families of the names listed RIP on the wall to create a special dedication. We are very thankful for the support we receive from our community these past few months. You guys are our motivation. Thank you for believing in our youth community. Thank you for being a part of creating art for our community and our culture. We’ll be updating you soon on the progress we made on Martin Luther King Center. Until then, stay tuned.

Alex ‘Poetic Soul’ Johnson