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View for a Room: “LandEscapes”

Thanks to Colleen Darby for being so inspirational when it comes to making a difference for those who sometimes can’t make needed changes for themselves. Did you ever stop to think about what it must be like to be a young patient in a hospital who can’t even look outside? Probably not. Unless we’re in the situation ourselves, it’s impossible to know how such a scenario is possible. Can you imagine having a sick child in a hospital setting where there is no window to the outside world? Spiritually, this must be a deflating position to be in. How can one even dream of getting better when his or her surroundings are windowless walls and manufactured lighting?

In response to learning about these types of problematic issues, Colleen has launched a Kickstarter campaign called View for a Room: “LandEscapes”. The idea is to provide thought provoking and inspiring landscape paintings that will give the children at nearby hospitals imagery that can help to sooth them and temporarily transport their minds to a more comfortable place – a place where they can think and dream… a place where they can escape from reality, if even for a short while.

Colleen has already raised $7827 towards her Kickstarter goal of $10,000, and she’s got 46 days to go. It would be great to see her dream realized, and at the same time be able to offer some dreams to those who are battling sicknesses in sterile hospital environments.

Hopefully this initiative will go well beyond this Kickstarter campaign and secure funding from other sources. I bet that there are other organizations in Buffalo that could also help this cause… I can think of a few right off the top of my head. I find it hard to believe that this idea had not come to pass until right now. This is an admirable effort.

Be sure to watch the video at the Kickstarter page.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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