A house without a foundation, cannot stand. It will crumble and fall; you will be unable to rebuild it. For the eight years that she acted as our First Lady, Michelle Obama was not only the wife to the President, and mother to her children; she was the foundation of a first family that created one of the most iconic images of leadership in our country's history. African American Expressions is proud to present the latest installment of the Michell Obama commemorative wall calendar, with hand-selected images meant to showcase the true beauty of OUR forever First Lady.
President and First Lady Obama ushered an era of effortless grace and true leadership into the White House during their time in office. Whether acting separately to bring awareness to different causes, or working in tandem to focus on uplifting an entire nation, The Obamas dedicated their lives and their time to actually making our country, and the morale of our citizens, great. This year we have hand-selected 13 images that bring together what we collectively shared with the Obama family during their time in office. As your year progresses we hope you are constantly reminded that with acting in love, faith, and hope, as the Obamas did, that we can overcome. Yes, we can.
Black history IS American history. Through the trials and tribulations that African Americans have suffered, we have continued to not only survive, but thrive. This year we choose to honor thirteen different men and women who have greatly impacted our country in a myriad of ways. From George Washington Carver to Barack Obama, this calendar spends the year trying to ensure the legacies of so many historical figures that paved the way from the past, in order to guide our future.
Where would we be without our sister freinds - the precious women who enrich our lives and encourage our souls? While they may not be blood related, they hold a very special place in our hearts and play an irreplaceable role in our stories. They are women we can always count on, day or night. They give us encouraging words that keep us pushing forward and offer helping hands to pick us up when we fall. This year's Sister Friends calendar captivates the bubbly, sweet celebration of the ones whose friendships have been sharpened into sisterhood along our journey. Artist: Nicholle Kobi
“And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.” - Exodus 15:20
From its first noted mention in Exodus 15:20 to its present day incarnations, liturgical dance has been a part of worship for centuries, its elegance representing a true expression of God’s love flowing through each movement. We here at African American Expressions™ wanted to give it the honor and dedication it truly deserves. So what exactly is Total Praise? It is true devotion to God and His loving word. It’s the passion to express our unfettered belief of His teaching, a passion so strong that it comes out of us in prayer, song, and (of course) dance!
The striking images found in this year’s 2021 Total Praise calendar are the works of noted artist, Carl M. Crawford. Completely self-taught, Crawford began his artistic journey early in life and earned national acclaim by developing and refining a remarkable technique known as Collage Illusion™, in which he assembles shapes and colors from magazine clippings to form a desired image. At first glance, Crawford’s pieces appear to be vibrant oil paintings, but a closer look reveals the various shapes of the paper used to form the image. Over the years, Crawford has perfected this technique he calls “recycling at its finest”, expertly capturing the grace and the passion behind the expressive art form of dance.
Experience the visual rhythms that choreograph everyday life in The Urbanism 2021 Wall Calendar by Frank Morrison. One of the most aspiring artists of our generation, Frank seeks to highlight and preserve the soul of the city through urban iconography and Hip Hop culture. His work is wonderfully unique and will make a bold statement all year long. Black History facts are included throughout the Urbanism 2021 Wall Calendar.
Iconic Families of Change 2021 Black History Calendar celebrates extraordinary African American trailblazing families.
Black history and inspirational quotes are included throughout this Iconic Families of Change 2021 Black History Calendar.
The delightful Shades of Color Kids 2021 African American wall calendar, explores the whimsical world of Frank Morrison’s children’s art. Filled with vibrant colors and playful, sassy characters, it is the perfect adornment to any child’s room. The Shades of Color Kids 2021 African American wall calendar includes Black History facts throughout.
There are very few memories that stand out from our childhoods more than getting ready for church on Sunday Morning. The time honored tradition of wearing your most ornate, most decorated, most coordinated ensembles to show up and show out in honor of our almighty God. Each image of this year's calendar represents our aunties, ours sisters, our cousins, our mamas, our big mamas. Each image represents the honor, the glory and the crown that adorn's every queen's head. Matching Psalms and Proverbs accompany each work of art, assuring that this calendar is going to inspire you to dress, bless, and be your very best, year round.