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D’Youville’s Occupational Therapy Students Get Artsy with Service

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D’Youville’s Occupational Therapy Students Get Artsy with Service

D’Youville’s Occupational Therapy Students Get Artsy with Service

OT Honor Society, Pi Theta Epsilon, holds art gallery for students with disabilities

Buffalo, New York - May 15, 2018 - The D’Youville Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) was founded in 1942. Fast forward 76 years later, the occupational therapy honor society is still upholding its mission; promoting occupational therapy and service to others.

The third annual Pi Theta Epsilon Art Gallery upheld both of those priorities. More than 70 artists with disabilities came to D’Youville to showcase their art work which included woodworking, textiles, sculptures, and paintings.

Proceeds from the event went to Fantastic Friends of Western New York, an organization that pairs individuals with a volunteer to assist them with fun activities and socialization, and Moving Miracles, an adaptive fitness program that offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and creative movement.

Kelsey Farmer MS ’18 and Theresa Vallone, chair and director of occupational therapy, discussed the art gallery and what it means for everyone involved.

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