A Labor of Love Reaches a Pinnacle, almost…

Or…playing baseball up a mountain, sort of…  Four years ago, while working as a cardiac nurse and a botanical art teacher, I started to think about how the two fields worked together. What did they have in common and how could they benefit each other? Brainstorming with friends, co-workers and fellow artists led to some… Continue reading A Labor of Love Reaches a Pinnacle, almost…

Artists in Healthcare-Huntsman Cancer Institute

The artist in residence program at Huntsman is funded by the LiveStrong Foundation and the Creative Center.  Both organizations focus on funding for arts in healthcare and have funded a number of excellent programs.  Here is one artist’s story as he works with cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Artists in Healthcare–Yo-Yo Ma and Wounded Veterans

Yo-Yo Ma and Lance Corporal Timothy Donley perform A Wide River to Cross in this video from MusiCorps founder Arthur Bloom and the Aspen Institute.  In the second video, Lance Corporal Donley explains how music, Sing for Hope and the MusiCorps group has helped him put his life back together.  In the final video, Yo-Yo Ma… Continue reading Artists in Healthcare–Yo-Yo Ma and Wounded Veterans

Art in Healthcare–UB Center for the Arts

The University of Buffalo has a program taking the arts to the patients of the hospital.  Painting, dance, music are brought to the patients.  See what a difference art can make in the video.  Art truly can transform lives.  The University of Florida’s AIM group encouraged and supported UB as their program began.  Art in… Continue reading Art in Healthcare–UB Center for the Arts