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i II  POST-GAZETTE, JULY 15, 2011 Page 9 if'he Socially Set i by J00Iilda M. Morrill Jane Thompson, left, with honorees Massimo and Lella Vignelli. (Photo by Roger Farrington) The Boston Architectural College hosted the 4 th an- nual Gala Preview Party for "AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20 tb and 21 st Centuries" to benefit the College. Approximately 600 guests attended the event at the Cyclorama in Boston's South End to show their support for the BAC, interact with design community, and pre- view the AD 20/21 exhibi- tors brought together by Fusco & Four. The AD20/21 Gala Pre- view Party is the BAC's pre- mier fundraising event of the year. This evening has been an important opportunity for the College to raise funds -- funds that ultimately en- hance student experience at the BAC and allow the Insti- BAC's Board chair Russ Feldman, left, with Preview Party sponsors Felice Silverman and George Metzger. (Photo by Roger Farrington) tution to continue its good work of educating the fin- est design professionals of tomorrow. This year's event was an elegant affair surrounded by an extraordinary variety of Modern Art and Design, featuring honorary guests Massimo and Lella Vignelli. Massimo and Lella were honored with the AD 20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Knoll. As two of the most innovative minds in the design world, the Vignelli's work includes countless graphic and corpo- rate identity programs and exhibitions, as well as inte- rior, furniture and con- sumer product designs. Massimo complimented the City of Boston and its BAC president Theodore "Ted" Landsmark, Erica Hirshler, Clementine Brown and James Alexander, left to right, at the Boston Architectural College's 4 th annual Gala Preview Party. (Photo by Roger Farrington) Matto Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 architectural landscape in brief remarks upon receiv- ing the award with his pro- fessional partner and wife. "A good city is the most im- portant sign of a civilized environment," said the leg- endary designer, who was born in Milan. The fundraiser welcomed architects, designers, build- ers, developers, artists, fac- ulty, students, bankers, col- lectors, photographers and a ,wide variety of those who are involved in the dynamic universe of Boston's built environment. The large committee in- cluded Clementine Brown, Robert A. Brown, Lynn Cetrulo, Christopher Cox, Holly B. Cratsley, William Elinoff, M. Russel Feldman, Maurice N. Finegold, Ber- nard d. Goba, Marcus Hamblin, Julia Halevy, Theodore C. Landsmark, Steven F. McDonald, William Parker, Marc W. Pelletier, Jay Philomena, Charles Redmon, Clayton Seitz, Sa- rah E. Ritch, David J. Sil- verman, Felice L. Silver- man, Frederick A. Stahl, Arlen Stawasz, Edwin J. Steel, Blair St.Onge, Peter Steffian, Bob Verrier and David M. Wexler. ....... Berklee College of Music presents "Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar," featuring ris- ing young alumni and stu- dent artists performing a variety of jazz styles, includ- ing progressive, vocal, impro- visational, Latin, and con- temporary. The series, which kicked off this week, continues every Monday through August 29. The concerts, FREE to the public and open to all ages, are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Upper Courtyard at the Charles Hotel, located at One Bennett Street, Cam- bridge, MA. Concerts take BAC's Marc Pelletier, Penny Carlhian and Ed Lawrence, left to right. (Photo by Roger Farrington) place weather permitting. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more infor, call 617-661-5000 or visit www. regattabarjazz, com. The schedule is as follows: July 18 - Mark Hadley Trio; July 25 - The Jazz Tellers; August 1 - Felix Peikli Quar- tet; August 8 - Christoph Huber Quartet; August 15 - Nadia Washington Quartet; August 22 - Creative Music Front; and August 29 - Nikolas Anadolis Trio. For more information about concerts by Berklee students, alumni, and fac- ulty happening all over the city this summer, visit ww w. berklee, edu/ events / summer. ....... A new exhibit, "Dis- tant Climes: 18th-Century British Views of Italy," is scheduled to open at the RISD Museum on Sep- tember 1, running through June 3, 2012. In the mid- 1700s, British artists began to travel to Italy, drawing inspiration from its ancient sites and idyllic countryside. This new exhibition assembles Italian views by some of these early travelers, including Richard Wilson, Richard Cooper II, and John Warwick Smith. Watercolor, a relatively new medium for landscape painting at the time, be- came essential to these art- ists recording their impres- sions of Italy for themselves and for collectors back home. Most adopted the idealizing and "classicizing" concept of nature that had been pro- moted by the previous gen- eration of landscape and per- spective painters working in Italy, including Claude Lorrain and Antonio Canaletto. Their works also demon- strate an interest in form, composition, and atmo- sphere, rather than the naturalistic color and lay- ered washes more indica- tive of watercolors after 1800. The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, also known as the RISD Museum, was established in 1874. Its permanent col- lection of more than 86,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contem- porary art. The Museum also offers a wide array of educational and public programs to more than 100,000 visitors annually. The RISD Museum is located at 20 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. For more informa- tion, call 401 454-6500 or visit ....... The Boston Founda- tion has awarded the Handel and Haydn Society a one- year $50,000 grant for gen- eral support to increase community participation, broaden audience diversity, and support the agency's ca- pacity to build new commu- nity partners with diverse organizations and diversify its income streams and com- munications models. 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