AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries combined with The Boston Print Fair takes place March 27-30, 2014, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End. AD20/21 features galleries specializing in modern to contemporary furniture, glass, ceramics and decorative arts alongside a wide array of modern to contemporary fine art. The Print Fair features dealers in American, European and Asian fine prints, drawings, and other works on paper. Co-producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the initial exhibitor roster, now posted on the show’s website, www.AD2021.com.
Starting this year, AD20/21 and the Boston Print Fair will be the culmination of The First Annual Boston Design Week, also produced by Fusco & Four. Boston Design Week, held March 20-30, is a new 10-day citywide design festival, featuring over 40 events across greater Boston. Events will highlight design of all kinds, such as interior design, architecture, product design, and furniture design. See all of the details at www.BostonDesignWeek.com or www.facebook.com/bostondesignweek
The only show of its kind in New England, AD20/21 features fine art and design in all disciplines representing major design movements of the 20th century. Notably, the show also includes outstanding 21st century fine art, prints, studio furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, photography, and more, bridging the gap between historical styles and contemporary works, and deepening collectors' appreciation for both.
New exhibitors include Kino Guérin, a sculptural furniture maker from Quebec; contemporary artist Katie Balas (OH); and George Jacobs Self-Taught Art (RI), specializing in Outsider Art. Outstanding fine art galleries returning to the show include Brock & Co. (MA), Childs Gallery (MA), Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Adelson Galleries Boston (MA), Gold Gallery (MA), and Susanna J. Fichera (ME). Jewelry exhibitors include Charon Kransen Arts (NY), one of the country’s leading dealers in contemporary artist-designed jewelry, and DK Farnum Estate Jewelry (CT), whose owner Dana Kraus has been cited for her “elegance in an era of bling”.
Landry & Arcari (MA) will once again offer modern to contemporary Oriental rugs, and four dealers of 20th century and mid-century modern furniture will be returning this year: Knollwood Antiques (MA), Machine Age (MA), Bridges Over Time (NY), and Glen Leroux Antiques (CT). Robert Lloyd (NY), also known as a dealer in historical silver, will exhibit modern and contemporary fine art along with decorative and precious objects. City Joinery (MA) and 60Nobscot Home (MA) will feature contemporary benchmade furniture.
The Boston Print Fair section of the show will feature two contemporary print publishers: Center Street Studio (MA) and Oehme Graphics (CO), along with returning print exhibitors Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts (ME), R.E. Lewis & Daughter (CA), Gargoyle Gallery (MA), along with others. Adding to the mix, From Russia with Art (MA) will offer prints by Russian artists; Century Guild (IL) will feature their outstanding selection of Viennese Secessionist works; and The Tolman Collection (NY & Tokyo) will feature contemporary Japanese prints.
The show opens Thursday, March 21, with a Gala Preview from 5:30-8:30pm, with all proceeds benefiting Boston Architectural College (BAC), New England's largest independent, accredited college of spatial design. Last year's Gala was attended by more than 650 people and raised over $100,000. The show continues Friday, March 28 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 29 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 30 from 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free, and includes a complimentary color show catalog and admission to all special programs at the fair. Valet and discount parking is available, and the show café is catered by Jules Catering.
The Cyclorama provides the ideal venue for this exciting show. Built in 1884 to house an enormous panorama painting (a "cyclorama") of the Battle of Gettysburg, the large circular rotunda and adjacent salons encourage visitors to both linger and wander throughout the show. The historic structure is the heart of the Boston Center for the Arts complex, which boasts four theatres, a gallery, the Boston Ballet School, 50 artist studios and other facilities. There are more than a dozen "hot" restaurants and nightspots within a five-minute walk.
The Cyclorama is also the location for Fusco & Four's annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), now in its 18th year, and The Ellis Boston Antiques Show, re-launched by Fusco & Four in 2011. For more information on all three shows, visit www.BostonArtFairs.com.
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Founded in 1979 by principals Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Fusco & Four is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations agency, specializing in the arts, lifestyle, leisure and luxury clients. The agency has worked with more than 300 arts-related clients over the past 30 years, including museums, classical music groups, galleries, auction houses, show promoters, internationally-known brands and Internet-based companies in the arts and antiques field. Fusco & Four also produces three annual art and design shows in Boston: the Boston International Fine Art Show, AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, and The Ellis Boston Antiques Show. Please direct inquiries to Tony Fusco.