News-Antique.com - Jan 20,2010 - BOSTON, MA - AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, the only annual art and design show of its kind in New England, takes place April 8-11, 2010 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. The show opens with a Gala Preview to benefit Boston Architectural College (BAC), New England's largest independent, accredited college of spatial design. Last year's benefit gala opening was attended by more than 650 people and raised over $100,000 for the BAC. Weekend show hours are Friday, April 9 from 1-9pm, Saturday, April 10 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday, April 11, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $15, under 12 free and includes admission to all special programs. On Saturday, April 10 at 2pm, the show will honor American furniture designer Dakota Jackson with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a special program that is free and open to the public. For more information visit the show's web site at www.AD2021.com or call 617-363-0405.
Launched in 2008 by producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four, the show has captured imaginations and drawn rave reviews and large audiences. With 35 dealers from across the United States and Europe, the four-day AD 20/21 features an outstanding array of fine art as well as decorative arts in all disciplines representing design movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern. Notably, the show includes outstanding 21st century studio furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, photography, and more. The show also now includes the 11th Annual Boston Print Fair, showcasing 15 dealers in fine prints, photography, drawings and works on paper. It is the first fair to bridge the gap between historical styles and contemporary works, with a goal of deepening collectors' appreciation for both.
Several outstanding fine art galleries exhibit at the show: Tom Veilleux Gallery (ME), Franklin Riehlman Fine Art (NY), Gerold Wunderlich & Co. (NY), Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Childs Gallery (MA), Clarke Gallery (MA) and others that specialize in works of art from the early 20th century through contemporary. Two of the fair's pavilions are also dedicated to the 11th Annual Boston Print Fair that offers fine prints, photography, drawings and other works on paper. Notable exhibitors include Center Street Studios (MA), Boston's only contemporary print publisher; Lame Duck Books (MA); Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts (ME), and Gurari Collections (MA). Leading decorative arts dealers participating in this year's show include: Jason Jacques (NY), who specializes in Art Nouveau ceramics; Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers (CT); Alastair Crawford (NY), who specializes in Georg Jensen silver; l'Iris Bleu (France), which features fine Art Deco decorative arts and furnishings; Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs (MA), and others. Contemporary exhibitors include Sunne Savage Gallery (MA), specializing in contemporary art; Sebastian Carpenter (MA), whose modernist furniture designs are strikingly evocative; and Palette Contemporary Art & Craft (NM), traveling from Albuquerque to offer art glass, ceramics, photography, and more.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the way the show is coming together this year — it is quite an exciting mix