Many of you may be already quite familiar with local artist/legend/inspiration-to-us-all Chandler O’Leary. Since moving to Tacoma in 2008, she’s been busily contributing to our growing print arts scene, partnering with Jessica Spring of Springtide Press to create the popular Feminist Broadsides, installing multiple works of public art, was recently featured in a solo exhibition at the University of Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library and is a must-visit on Tacoma’s annual artist studio tour (which is right around the corner!).
But as much as we love Chandler here in Tacoma, her efforts aren’t limited to our fair city. She recently contributed an image to a collaborative calendar project, bringing artists from around the country together under one inspiration: THE END OF DAYS.
This is a Kickstarter project with only about two weeks left before they hit their November 1 deadline for funding. Check out the calendar’s features and artists and consider helping them reach their goal!
From their Kickstarter page:
“Zombies. Superflu epidemic. Solar radiation. Alien invasion. Nuclear war. Robot rebellion. Giant meteor. Bieber Fever…
We don’t know exactly how the world will end, but we do know when: December 21, 2012. We know this because the Mayans told us so 5,000 years ago. To pre-commemorate this historic occasion, we asked 12 different artists to imagine it for us. Then we put those 12 images together and made it into a calendar.
Some images are cute. Others, not so much. But all are done with skill and wit that should brighten your final days.
The date portion of the calendar features a daily list of significant events and accomplishments that happened during the human era of earth, as well as the date of birth of some of the greatest humans ever to roam the planet (and maybe even you, see rewards to the right).
The calendar is large at 11 x 17 so that you can appreciate the detail of each image and have plenty of room to write yourself reminder notes to get more cases of bottled water for your secret bunker.
The funds raised will go toward paying for the printing/manufacturing of the calendar as well as the shipping costs.”
The video below includes more details…I can’t help thinking about donating at the level that gets my birthday printed in the calendar!