This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.

Artists in CFA program helping in ‘Extreme Makeover’

Published: November 11, 2009

Colleen Darby, an artist in residence in the Center for the Arts’ Arts in Healthcare Program in Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, is creating a mural that will be part of the ABC-TV “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” project under way at 228 Massachusetts Ave. in Buffalo.

Darby is being assisted by fellow artists in residence Susan Reedy, Leah Daniels Houghtaling, Margo Davis and Robin Bishop.

“When we selected the artists for our Arts in Healthcare program, we emphasized that it is our wish for them to also remain active as artists in the community at large,” says Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts. “Their compassion and desire to improve the lives of members of our community is evident in the work they do in the hospital on a daily basis. Now their efforts will help improve the lives of a very deserving family in Buffalo, outside of the hospital environment.”

The Arts in Healthcare initiative was established by the Center for the Arts to bring the performing and visual arts into health care settings in Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.