Patients on the play deck decorated the bench with paint-filled syringes. Squirting paint out of the syringes is just one of the many activities patients do with Child Life staff to become more comfortable with the hospital environment. Local artist Amy Frieling helped the children squirt the paint.
Beginning this spring, the benches will be displayed around the Rochester-area through a collaborative art initiative called Benches on Parade. The benches will eventually be auctioned off and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Nazareth College Arts Center, the Rochester City Ballet, the New York Wine and Culinary Center and an additional nonprofit of the winner’s choice.