Mercy Medical Establishes Rotating Gallery to Benefit Charity Care
November 27, 2007
Jeannine Griffin, (right) recently donated a photograph called St. Francis, that was taken at Franciscan Hermitage Delle Celle, outside Cortona, Italy where St. Francis died. Griffin donated the photograph in tribute to her father, William R. Batchelor, to recognize compassionate care at Mercy Medical. Pictured are from left Sister Marilyn Graf, Mercy Medical vice president of mission integration and Jeannine Griffin.
Currently John Strange and Jeannine Griffin’s photographic works are on display at Mercy Medical’s rotating gallery in Daphne, Ala. Pictured from left are John Strange, Sister Marilyn Graf, RSM, Jesse Storm and Jeannine Griffin. The photograph in the background called “After Van Gogh II,” is of The Church of the Madonna di San Biagio located just below the walls of Montepulciano, Italy. John Strange has donated this photograph to Mercy Medical’s permanent collection in memory of his friend, William R. Batchelor.
Mercy Medical announces the establishment of a rotating gallery at Mercy Medical in Daphne, Ala. The first show exhibits the work of local photographers, Jeannine Griffin and John Strange. All work displayed in the Mercy Medical rotating gallery will be for sale. Mercy will retain a twenty-five percent commission on artwork sales or participating artists may choose to donate up to 100% of the sales to Mercy Medical. All commissions from gallery sales and donations will benefit Guardian Angel, the fund-raising program for pediatric home care, Project Lifesaver, the nation's most effective program for locating and rescuing participants with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other debilitating diseases that wander, and Hospice programs.
In addition to inaugurating Mercy’s rotating gallery, both artists have donated large framed photographs to Mercy Medical in tribute to William R. Batchelor, Griffin’s father.
Griffin, a graphic designer and photographer, donated St. Francis in memory of her father, to recognize the excellent care her father received while he was a patient at Mercy Medical. Griffin’s photographs on display include a selection of animals and landscapes.
“In the summer of 2006, I took a course directed by Allen Matthews and Robin Davis of the Cortona School of Photography, Italy. There I was introduced to the wonders of Italy and Tuscany. I had always admired Ansel Adams work in
nature and now I am able to create some of my own,” explained Griffin.
John Strange, PhD, a professor of professional studies at the University of South Alabama and photographer, donated After Van Gogh II, also in memory to his good friend William R. Batchelor. The photograph depicts the Church of the Madonna di San Biagio located just below the walls of Montepulciano, Italy.
Strange started his photographic venture in 1978 but took a hiatus for many years until the arrival of digital photography. “At the University of South Alabama I have been involved in exploring and using new digital technologies. As a result, I have become interested in digital photography and in photographing the designs I find all around me,” explained Strange.
The photographic show is currently on display and available for viewing at the Mercy Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Institute adjacent to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Daphne.
Mercy Medical has been a leader among healthcare providers on the Gulf Coast since 1949. One of the largest private employers in South Alabama, Mercy Medical is a healthcare continuum that provides services in rehabilitation, long-term care, home health, hospice, assisted living, lifecare retirement and memory care.
For more information on Mercy’s rotating gallery or Mercy programs, call 621- 4280.