Donation of artwork brings sunshine into hospital

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

Sarah Bailey, the hospital's marketing coordinator, said Gaffrey's artwork makes a world of difference in the spaces.

"We had pictures hanging in these spots before but they were nondescript. These make you want to smile," she said.

And indeed, as people passed through the area, all paused and commented on the striking pieces done in golden sunshiny hues of yellow and cream. 

"You can judge the measure of the quality of a community's health care by the quality of the community," Hall told those gathered for the unveiling. "We raised $33 million to make the hospital successful. It's a different hospital. Today we bring further uniqueness through the different gifts of artists we have in this community. Justin donated these works of art to demonstrate his care for this community."

Hall presented a plaque to Gaffrey in appreciation for the donation.

The artwork is valued at close to $20,000.

While this is the first such donation Gaffrey has made, he said he would like to find a way to do a very large piece that could be in a public spot and would allow people to envelop themselves in it. 

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