While most of what will happen in 2014 remains unknown to us all, there’s one thing we can see in advance very clearly: each day of the year laid out in beautiful, inspired pages in printed art calendars. And what better time than now to look ahead at the coming year, prognosticating and previewing what the months ahead will look like hanging on our wall? This year at Red Sun we’ve worked on some very special calendar projects for our Boston-area customers.
For tree lovers and anyone who enjoys great nature photography we have Trees of Boston, a beautiful calendar bedecked with 12 of the most awesome tree portraits of the year. Photographer Erik Gehring lovingly portrays the splendor of Arnold Arboretum in vivid, evocative prints, each photo matching the month and season in perfect arboreal synchronicity. Find Erik’s calendar at many fine venues all around Boston from Harvest Co-op Market in Jamaica Plain to Bookends in Winchester. Below, “Japanese Yew.”
Another example that couples beautiful art and photography with the practical need to look up a date and maybe jot a note on the wall is the “Artists Beyond Challenges 2014 Calendar” from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. The artists whose work graces these pages all work to promote awareness and treatment of disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and physical challenges. Below, an example of Hungarian-American Esther Castegari’s quilt work.
A perennial gem appears each year from the Brighton Allston Historical Society. The fascinating research and preservation work done by this group is reflected in the 12 archival photos presented in the calendar, all depicting events and landmarks from the entrancing history of the Brighton Allston (Boston) area. Available at various locations around Brighton Allston, including the Brighton Allston Heritage Museum, the calendar can also be ordered here.
Among our local friends in the struggle for social and economic justice, the Haymarket People’s Fund has celebrated their 40th anniversary with a unique wall calendar illustrated by Red Sun’s own Angela Mark. The image, “Vegetalista,” represents the enduring truth and beauty of healing with medicinal plants.
For more calendar inspiration or to crank out your own last-minute gift item look at these free calendar templates from designers around the world, or these great designs. Best of luck to you all in 2014, and enjoy every day of the calendar!