|One of the new murals that now lines one of NYU Winthrop’s main corridors, thanks to Splashes of Hope.
The halls of NYU Winthrop continue to be transformed to reflect the true place of serenity and healing that it is, thanks to Splashes of Hope – a nonprofit organization that is committed to transforming, enriching and facilitating healing through art.
Recently, representatives from the organization joined with NYU Winthrop’s President and CEO to unveil five new beautifully hand-painted murals, which have been installed along two of the main corridors at NYU Winthrop. The murals – which were sponsored thanks to a donation by longtime Splashes of Hope supporter, Estée Lauder, which designated NYU Winthrop as the recipient of this most recent project – boast vibrant colors and inspirational quotes, and are captivating patients, visitors and staff in a special way.
This is the second project that Splashes of Hope has completed at NYU Winthrop. Last year, the organization helped brighten the halls of the Hospital’s ICU with the creation of two murals that pay tribute to patients who were treated at NYU Winthrop.
“Art can have a powerful impact on clinical outcomes, and help to reduce stress and anxiety,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop, who worked with Splashes of Hope to develop the concepts for their most recent project at NYU Winthrop. “Each mural contains elements of inspiration, hope and comfort – staples of the care at NYU Winthrop.”
Pictured during the recent unveiling of the five new Splashes of Hope murals at NYU Winthrop are (l.-r.) Brian Yudewitz, President, Splashes of Hope; Lorraine Morrison of Estée Lauder, which sponsored the organization’s most recent mural project at NYU Winthrop; Theresa Patnode Santmann, Vice President, Splashes of Hope; John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop; and Painter/ Artist Heather Buggée, Executive Director, Splashes of Hope.
The five latest murals include Long Island landscapes and a scenic interpretation of Lincoln Center in New York City. The murals were made possible thanks to the creativity of painter/artist Heather Buggée, Executive Director, Splashes of Hope, and her daughter, Sarah; Artist Diana Fogarty, Director of Operations at Splashes of Hope; Artist Heather Lacolla, volunteer with Splashes of Hope; and Jimmy Knapp, Splashes of Hope volunteer. They were painted at the organization’s art studio in Huntington, NY.
“It is with grateful appreciation that we acknowledge Estee Lauder as our generous sponsor who made it possible to bring Splashes of Hope to NYU Winthrop once again,” said Ms. Buggée.
Splashes of Hope has brought murals and other artistic projects to medical and social service facilities across the globe. The organization’s efforts are supported and made possible by partnerships with individual supporters, organizations and corporations. Splashes of Hope welcomes additional corporate partnerships as a means to realize financial support and the ability to reach more people about their programs.
For more information about Splashes of Hope, visit www.splashesofhope.org.