The fourth annual Ellis Boston takes place October 23-26, 2014 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts in Boston’s South End. The show opens with a Gala Preview presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management on Thursday, October 23 to benefit Ellis Memorial, Boston's first settlement house. Located in Boston's South End, just a two-minute walk from The Cyclorama, Ellis Memorial has been caring for children, disabled adults, and families who live and work in the South End and adjacent neighborhoods since 1885. Weekend show hours are Friday October 24 from 1-8pm, Saturday October 25 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday October 26 from 11am-5pm. Admission is $15 at the door, under 12 free, complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog and coat check. A café, discount and valet parking are available. For details, visit www.EllisBoston.com or call 617.363.0405.
The show features 40 exhibitors of the highest quality, drawing from both previous shows as well as many new additions. Offering antiques, 20th Century design, jewelry, fine art, silver, antiquities, tribal arts, decorative arts, and more, Ellis Boston has been welcomed into the Boston social and cultural calendar by strong crowds, extensive press coverage, and rave reviews.
ELLIS BOSTON SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Friday October 24 - New Collectors Night
5:00pm to 8:00pm –Ongoing wine and cheese reception throughout the evening, plus special programs including Dealer Booth Talks and demonstrations.
6:00pm – Panel – “What, How and Why To Collect Now”
Panel Discussion moderated by Joshua Rose, Editor of American Fine Art Magazine. A panel of experts from the world of antiques, fine art and 20th century design will explore the ins and outs of collecting today. Discover opportunities and market trends as well as the pitfalls of collecting. Bring your questions for a lively exchange of information!
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Saturday October 25, 3:00pm – Panel – “Your Old House: The Challenges of Historic Preservation and Restoration of Residential Architecture”
Boston has one of the richest and largest collections of historic residential architecture in the country: from our Colonial heritage, to our vibrant and cherished Victorian neighborhoods, to Mid-Century modern homes in Lincoln inspired by Walter Gropius. What do historic homeowners and prospective historic homebuyers need to know? Where can one find the artisans to restore or accurately re-create decorative and functional details? How can one remain true to the historic aspects of the home and still make it functional for contemporary living? What are challenges you are facing in restoring your historic home? Bring your questions and ideas for a lively exchange!
Sponsored by S+H Construction.
Sunday October 26, 2:00pm – Special Guest – Steven Favreau on
“Antiques and Contemporary Living”
Antiques add life, heritage, and a sense of history to a room, and when paired with contemporary furnishings, help achieve an eclectic whole. Learn how to incorporate antiques, heirlooms and artifacts seamlessly into interior design schemes. Steven demonstrates how classical proportions, varied finishes, and exquisite furnishings can be combined, resulting in bold yet tranquil environments. With a reputation for creating environments that are sensory experiences, Favreau shares his skill at mixing furniture and objects with finishes such as antique flooring, iconic wallpapers and Venetian plaster. Your home should tell a story -- where you have been, where you are going, and what moves you!
Throughout the Weekend: Preservation Information Booth
The Preservation Committee for the show reflects the producers’ efforts to mix traditional and 20th Century design. The Committee, chaired by the Boston Preservation Alliance, is comprised of more than 35 members, including the Beacon Hill Civic Association, Concord Museum, Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln, DOCOMOMO, The Art Deco Society, Trustees of Reservations, New Bedford Whaling Museum, The Bostonian Society, Historic Newton, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and many more. A Preservation Boston booth will highlight the preservation community of Boston throughout the show. For a complete list of the Preservation Committee, visit www.EllisBoston.com.
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In addition to Ellis Boston, Fusco & Four also produces: The Boston International Fine Art Show, which will have its 18th anniversary November 13-16, 2014 (www.FineArtBoston.com); Boston Design Week (www.BostonDesignWeek.com) March 19-29, 2015; and AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, which includes the Boston Print Fair, and which will hold its eighth annual show March 26-29, 2015 (www.AD2021.com). For more information, please visit www.BostonArtFairs.com.
Editor’s Note • On-Site Show Coverage is encouraged.
• Additional background and photos on request.
• Interviews available with show organizers and exhibitors.
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About Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC
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.