“MADE OF GIRDERS FROM THE OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE BY BAY AREA SCULPTOR MARK BULWINKLE, THE GATE HAD ITS DEDICATION JUST THAT MORNING, BECOMING AN INSTANT LANDMARK…”
– Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE the official installation of Harrison House’s repurposed Bay Bridge steel “Centennial Art Gate,” designed by Mark Bulwinkle, Bay Area artist and longtime friend of Lou, in collaboration with Eva Soltes. Made from the steel sourced from the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge demolition, the project was awarded to the The Harrison House as part of Oakland Museum of California’s “The Bay Bridge Steel Program for Creative Reuse in Civic and Public Art Projects.” The program’s intent is to preserve elements of the original 1936 East Span of the Bay Bridge, as well as its legacy as a major landmark and historic icon, by making salvaged steel available for incorporation into public and civic art projects throughout the state of California.
In 1936, Lou Harrison was on the scene in San Francisco composing avant-garde music with his friend John Cage. They were among the WPA generation that contributed greatly to the modern-art era of the 20th century. The Bay Bridge Gate Project at Harrison House will be a profound example of art that bridges time, distance, lineage and history while adding weight and meaning to the Joshua Tree site that celebrates an important lineage of Bay Area artists.
In commemoration of Lou’s 100th birthday party, we’re offering a donation opportunity for supporters,
to have your name engraved on the Centennial Gate plaque in perpetuity:
CENTENNIAL ART GATE DONATION LEVELS
Harrison Heroes: $5000+ -Your name engraved on the Centennial Gate.
-A copy of Eva Soltes’ acclaimed documentary “Lou Harrison: A World of Music.”
-A personal tour of Harrison House.
Centennial Anchors: $2500+
Your name will be engraved on the centennial gate at Harrison House.
A Non-Profit project of the San Francisco Study Center.
DONATIONS, IN ANY AMOUNT, ARE APPRECIATED
We will plant a tree in your name in Joshua Tree.
We will plant a tree somewhere in the world.
We will plant a native seedling in your honor.
Create: up to $250
We thank you and we want you to keep creating!
Every donor will be acknowledged on our website.
Donation by check payable to:
San Francisco Study Center
with “Harrison House” in memo field.
Send to Harrison House, PO box 416 Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is a fiscally sponsored Non-Profit project of the San Francisco Study Center.
Your partnership is important to the continuation of our program.
Harrison Heroes William & Sasha Anawalt
Centennial Anchors Joseph & Mary Fiore
Cherish Anna Gross
Mark Saltzman & Walter Hubert
Kurz Family Foundation
Peer Southern Music Publishing
Sukey Lilienthal & David Roe
Conserve Elizabeth Dietsch
Joshua Tree Health Foods
Consider Steve Gorn & Barbara Bash
Create William Alves
Robert and Linda Bailey
Gary & Kirsten Cook
Helen & Raj Desai
Patti Noel Deuter
Jeff and Jeane Gilliam
Roy E. Hoyer
Margaret Fisher & Robert Hughes
Louise R. Ledeen
Lawrence B. London
Tandy Beal & Jonathan Scoville
Harvey L. Smith