RHINEBECK, N.Y. – The antiques and art world are about to experience an entirely new way of looking at and acquiring objects of desire as Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich opens its doors, featuring more than 40 exceptional exhibitors.
The inaugural event benefiting the Bruce Museum and Greenwich Historical Society will be a lavish preview gala opening the show Friday, Dec. 14, from 5-8 p.m. at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich, Conn.
Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich will present nationally as well as internationally known specialists in the fields of fine art, period furniture, exceptional jewelry of all periods including deco, estate, and contemporary, treasured boxes, mid-century and modern furnishings and sculpture, majolica, Asian art and artifacts, period fireplace décor and brass candlesticks, rarities in silver, Delft and Chinese export porcelain, nautical, early English furniture and ceramics including decorative and historical Staffordshire, prints, maps, fine books, fashionable purses and handbags, plus garden décor, American furniture, folk art and fine gentlemen’s accessories, all in tastefully arranged stands. There will also be an excellent selection of programs to educate visitors Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16.
The program schedule for Saturday is:
Join Alexa Hampton, president and featured designer of Mark Hampton LLC., the world-famous design firm started by her late father in 1976. “The Language of Interior Design” will be the subject of her talk sharing industry insights and a fascinating power point presentation. Reservations and tickets required.
Leigh Keno, president of Keno Auctions and Keno Art Advisory, will moderate an informal panel discussion entitled “An Insider’s View with Leigh Keno and Friends” presenting collectors and advisors in the field of art and antiques discussing current market trends and the importance of expert advice and guidance. Reservations and tickets required with tea sandwiches and beverages provided courtesy of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. An impressive group of panelists will be joining Mr. Keno, including:
Vivian Ebersman, director of art expertise, AXA Art Insurance; Nancy Harrison, partner, Fine Art Asset Management & Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, president of Appraisers Association of America; Betty Krulik of Betty Krulik Fine Art Limited and Fine Art Consultant at Keno Auctions; Heidi Kucker, art adviser, Heidi Kucker Fine Art and president of Heidi Kucker Inc.; Marjorie McGraw, American furniture, paintings, folk art and decorative arts collector; and Renée N. Vara, director of Vara Fine Arts.
The program scheduled for Sunday begins at 1 p.m. Internationally recognized designer Lynne Scalo of Lynne Scalo Design, Westport, Conn., will present a trend-setting and contemporary booth chat entitled “What’s Modern Now,” complimentary with show admission.
Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission $15 per person (free return admissions all weekend with return pass). Senior guests $12 per person (65+).
For more information, exhibitor list and accommodations please visit www.barnstar.com. For preview ala reservations and special event tickets call 203 413 6764 or visit www.aaagg.eventbrite.com
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