The 8th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries & Boston Print Fair takes place March 26-29, 2015, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. The only show and sale of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding galleries offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and sculpture. The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawings and other works on paper. For more information visit www.AD2021.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AD2021Boston or call 617-363-0405.
AD20/21 is the culminating event in the second annual Boston Design Week, March 19-29, 2015, a 10-day design festival offering more than 60 events citywide. Launched by Fusco & Four in 2014, the 10-day citywide festival fwill feature 80+ events, and be supported by more than $100,000 in sponsored advertising reaching more than 1 million readers and radio listeners. The events will attract close to 10,000 visitors, and many events will be complete Sold Out. For more information, visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com.
The Gala Preview for AD20/21 on Thursday evening, March 26 from 5:30-8:30pm will support and celebrate Boston Design Week. The co-producers are pleased to announce that the AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the nationally recognized architecture critic Robert Campbell at 6:00pm at the Gala Preview. Tickets for the Gala Preview are $250 (VIP Admission at 5:30pm) and $125 (Gala Admission at 6:30pm) and are available online on the AD20/21 website. Past Lifetime Achievement Awardees have included Vladimir Kagan, Dakota Jackson, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, and Vicente Wolf among others.
The AD20/21weekend show and sale takes place Friday, March 27 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 28 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 29 from 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, and applies to both shows. Children under 12 are free. Admission also includes a complimentary color show catalog and admission to all special programs at the fair. Valet and discount parking are available, and Jules Catering caters the café at the show. The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End, is the ideal venue for the show. This 14,500 square foot circular building with its enormous skylight was built in 1884 to house an enormous panorama painting (a "cyclorama") of the Battle of Gettysburg. For more details, hotel information and driving directions visit www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.
An impressive roster of fine art galleries headlines at the show, including one of the oldest galleries in Boston, Childs Gallery, along with Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Susanna J. Fichera Fine Art (MA), Renjeau Gallery (MA), Garvey Rita Art & Antiques (CT) and show newcomer GALLERY4040 (NY) with emerging and established contemporary artists. Visitors will find original works of art in all price ranges, from traditional to abstract and from museum-quality masterpieces to affordable works by today’s best artists.
Mid-Century Modern furniture from the 1950s - 1970s is extremely popular today, and will be well represented in the show by Boston’s own Machine Age (MA), as well as by Glen Leroux Antiques (CT), Bridges Over Time (NY), and Knollwood Antiques (MA). Contemporary furniture makers will also be featured, including works by Ray Bachand (60Nobscot Home, MA) and Paul Hahn (Artistic Endeavors, CT). Charon Kransen Arts (NY) offers an amazing array of artist-designed jewelry by international designers. Galerie Fledermaus of Chicago presents rare and provocative graphics by leading artists of Vienna Secession, the turn-of-the-century design movement. Village Braider Antiques (MA), always with eclectic offerings, presents architectural fragments and garden ornaments, found industrial art, advertising art and fascinating curiosities.
The Boston Print Fair section of the show also offers unlimited opportunities for new collectors to acquire affordable, original fine prints, drawings, photography, watercolors and other works on paper from some of the leading fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers and artists. New to the show this year are Bluejay Gallery from Scotland, UK, organized by artist John Mackechnie, and 555 Gallery (MA), featuring innovative and distinctive photography. Once again Stewart & Stewart of Michigan will present some of the leading contemporary artists they publish, and VanDeb Editions of New York will make their first appearance at the show.
Special programs, panel discussions, book signings and other events take place at the show throughout the weekend, and are free with show admission. Among others, this year’s show will feature author Karen Greene, whose book, Art Deco Mailboxes has gained a lot of attention. Photographs of four stunning mailboxes in the lobbies of Boston Art Deco skyscrapers were included in the book.
“Many people return each day to the show to take advantage of the insightful special programs, book signings and panel discussions we offer,” notes Fusco. “This year the lineup of special programs at AD20/21 will be even more integrated with Boston Design Week, on topics ranging from Art Deco, to contemporary home design and décor, to public art.”
The Cyclorama is also the location for Fusco & Four's other shows including the 19th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show that will take place October 22-25, 2015. For more information on all of Fusco & Four’s art and design events, 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.