Labyrinthine Heart

Wendy Ackrell

San Francisco-based artist Wendy Ackrell has worked as a painter for over two decades, primarily exploring abstraction but returning to figuration in recent years. Originally a writer, she incorporates fiber art, poetry, and mixed media into her work. Wendy is of the firm belief that joy in the act of creation — and the wonder in alchemizing the quotidian into something precious and perceived anew — is a resounding yes to life. She is currently investigating kintsugi, the Japanese art of repair, both as an artistic metaphor and a celebration of resilience. Wendy received her B.A. in English from Duke University. She currently studies at The Alternative Art School, an online community of artists founded by art writer and curator Nato Thompson. 

Hearts After Dark 2023

Join us at the iconic San Francisco City Hall for an evening of art, music, and dancing – celebrating the 150-year legacy of our city’s public hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Grab your tickets and we will see you on the dance floor!



What: Hearts After Dark in Person Event
Where: San Francisco City Hall
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 8PM

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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