Friends and supporters of The American Ireland Fund gathered Sept 13th at Alan Barnes’s new Gallery www.alanbarnesfineart.com to welcome the paintings of Anglo Irish Artist John Kingerlee back to Texas from their world tour. John Kingerlee was first introduced to Dallas by Ireland Funds’ board member Larry Powell in 2010 at the Meadows Museum on the SMU Campus.
Over 200 people attended the preview on the 13th including many of the Dallas Young Leaders, their patron Mike Corboy, and the AIF COO from Boston Tom O’Leary on his first visit to Dallas.
Alan spoke movingly about his devotion to The American Ireland Fund and its outreach in Northern Ireland and in particular Integrated Education. As well as paintings, wearable art by John Kingerlee was also featured. Alan pledged to donate a portion of all the paintings sold to The American Ireland Fund.