News-Antique.com - Dec 06,2011 - The producers of AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries are pleased to announce the dates of March 15-18, 2012 for their fifth annual show at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End. Building on the success of last year’s event, producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four will once again complement AD 20/21’s spectacular selection of 20th and 21st Century dealers in fine art, furniture, jewelry, and decorative arts with the 13th Annual Boston Print Fair, which will offer prints, photography, drawings and works on paper. The show’s producers are also pleased to announce that internationally-recognized interior designer Vicente Wolf will be the show's special guest and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012. For information, please call 617-363-0405 or visit www.AD2021.com.
The show opens Thursday, March 15, 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 600 people and raised over $100,000 for the BAC. The show continues Friday, March 16 from 1-8pm, Saturday, March 17 from 11am-8pm, and Sunday March 18 from 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 free and includes admission to all special programs, lectures and panel discussions at the fair. Valet and discount parking is available, and the show café is catered by Jules Catering.
"Combining AD 20/21 and the Boston Print Fair was tremendously successful in generating buyers for exhibitors across the spectrum," comments Tony Fusco. "And the BAC's enthusiasm and tremendous networks means the show is packed with interior designers, architects, art collectors, design enthusiasts, and new audiences looking for a fresh perspective on collecting and on furnishing their homes. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with BAC."
Launched in 2008, AD 20/21 captured imaginations in its first year on the Boston show scene. The show features 20th century works in all disciplines. Notably, the show also includes outstanding 21st century 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.
This year's show will feature exhibitors from throughout the United States, including Brad Reh Fine Estate Jewelry (CT), Brick Walk Fine Art (CT), Center Street Studios (MA), Childs Gallery (MA), Davenport and Shapiro Fine Art (NY), Ed Pollack Fine Arts (ME), Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints (CA), Framont (NY), GF Contemporary (NM), Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs (MA), Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Palette Contemporary Art and Craft (NM), Sebastian Carpenter Design (MA), Thomas G. Boss Fine Books (MA); Tom Veilleux Gallery (ME) and others.
The show takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. This historical exhibition hall is location in the heart of Boston's South End in a complex that includes the Boston Ballet School, four theatres, artists' studios, restaurants, a jazz club, and more. The Cyclorama has become a mecca in Boston for the arts, and is also the location