Greg Otto, Kathy Hudson, and Penney Hubbard are teaming up in support of local businesses with a book, a calendar, cards and posters this holiday season.
On Saturday, December 12 from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m., they’ll be at Gundy’s Gifts in Roland Park with Otto’s 2016 calendar, posters of his architectural paintings, and On Walnut Hill: The Evolution of a Garden, a book by Kathy Hudson that showcases A.C. and Penney Hubbard’s Ruxton garden.
“This is Greg’s 17th year at Gundy’s,” says owner Diane Lochte. “It draws from all over town. People call to ask when he’s coming. We’re always excited to have him back.”
While Otto’s recent calendars have included his work of other cities, his 2016 calendar features all-Baltimore images. “I thought Baltimore needed a lift this year,” he says.
In addition to the calendar, poster reproductions of his Baltimore, Chicago, and New York paintings, postcards, and boxed holiday cards are also available. The holiday card features Baltimore’s Washington Monument, which celebrated its bicentennial in July.
At Gundy’s he’ll be joined by his wife Kathy Hudson and Penney Hubbard, who’ll sign copies of the recently released On Walnut Hill. With photographs by award-winning landscape photographer Roger Foley, the 272-page book tells the story of the Hubbards’ garden, as transformed by the late and legendary Kurt Bluemel, and the Hubbard family in the garden.
Former New York Times garden columnist Anne Raver says, “Any great garden changes with the seasons, and every hour of the day, but this one has changed the Hubbards and become their world.”
On Walnut Hill, Otto’s 2016 calendar, and his holiday cards are also available at The Ivy Bookshop, Greetings & Readings, Sprezzatura, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Additionally, Café Hon and The Children’s Bookstore carry Otto’s cards; Green Fields Nursery, Amazon, and onwalnuthill.com carry the book.