As this year comes to an end, we at The David Ireland House reflect with gratitude and praise. We write today to thank our growing community of donors, supporters, visitors, staff, advisors, and trustees. Together you contributed to our year of success.
In 2021, more than 40 artists, musicians, and poets engaged with the House and the community through our programs. Bay Area-based artist David Wilson became our first artist-in-residence, laying the foundation for our upcoming 2022 Performing Artists Residency. Youth learned about conceptual art through our partnerships with City Studio and Columbia Park Boys and Girls Club. A curriculum co-created with artist and educator Amy Berk and our artist guide team. Dozens of lamps were repaired for free and family heirlooms were created during artist Rico Duenas’s first exhibition and lamp repair shop.
Additionally, artist duo Zakkubalan created a body of new work during their month-long stay at 500 Capp Street. This exhibition also featured their collaboration with Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and marked their first exhibition in the United States.
Apart from all this, we are slowly striving to make our archives accessible. Mentorships with our team and an internship program through our new collaboration with the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of San Francisco helped make this possible.
Now more than ever, we need your help. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to consider donating to The David Ireland House as part of your year-end giving. Your contribution ensures the House continues to grow as a dynamic contemporary art space for education, creation, and experimentation for generations to come.
Donate today, and your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a generous pledge from our Board of Trustees. Join a vibrant community of artists, scholars, neighbors, and friends who shape our future. Every gift is vital to protecting this important cultural treasure and ensuring it remains an accessible space for ongoing artistic dialogue.
We are looking forward to the year ahead with the hope of continued in-person gatherings and good health. See you at The David Ireland House in 2022!
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